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post #1 of 9 Old 06-05-2009, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought this 5 gallon cube aquarium. Any cool ideas for it? probably going to max out at 2-3 fish. something interesting. ><. The hang on filter i have for the tank is too strong; it makes too much of a current. I was planning on putting some tape around the intake. Any other suggestions?

60 gallon
1 black ghost knife
4 black skirt tetras
2 zebra danios
1 algae eater
1 golden killifish
1 bamboo shrimp (MIA)
2 albino cory cats
3 tiger barbs

29 gallon (brackish)
1 Balloon and 10ish babies

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-06-2009, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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here is a pic.



I want to do something that i couldn't do in my 60 gallon.

60 gallon
1 black ghost knife
4 black skirt tetras
2 zebra danios
1 algae eater
1 golden killifish
1 bamboo shrimp (MIA)
2 albino cory cats
3 tiger barbs

29 gallon (brackish)
1 Balloon and 10ish babies
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-06-2009, 01:19 AM
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hmm I'm kinda stumped, I wouldnt even know what to suggest. haha

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post #4 of 9 Old 06-06-2009, 11:46 AM
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hmm 5 gal especially a cube doesn't allow much swimming room, I would suggest a betta and maybe a few shrimp. I had minnows in my 5 gal before and did alright.
Tip: for the filter intake most filters have a way to change the water flow; the flow control knob normally sticks out above the filter's cover, twist that and it will change the water flow into the filter.

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post #5 of 9 Old 06-06-2009, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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i was thinking of a Black Kuhli Loaches. atleast until it gets big enough for the main tank.

60 gallon
1 black ghost knife
4 black skirt tetras
2 zebra danios
1 algae eater
1 golden killifish
1 bamboo shrimp (MIA)
2 albino cory cats
3 tiger barbs

29 gallon (brackish)
1 Balloon and 10ish babies
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-07-2009, 12:18 AM
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that'd be cool or u could keep it for a hospital tank too
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-08-2009, 07:53 PM
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guppies :) they rock
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-09-2009, 09:22 AM
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i would try a colony of some type of shrimp...........Cherries, Blue Pearl, or the Banana Yellows...............Rather a maintainance free tank other than water changes and they are entertaining to watch..........Could add a few snails of some type...........Could look into one of the species of dwarf crayfish.............I recently purchased a pair of dwarf orange crayfish for a 10 gallon i had around.......They now live peacefully with my male guppies and have had no issues what so ever
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-09-2009, 09:51 AM
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I'd agree with the shrimp, guppy, or betta suggestions. There's not a lot of swimming room for active fish, or enough water for much in the way of schooling fish. I like small tanks but your options are always limited.

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