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post #11 of 33 Old 06-24-2013, 01:23 PM
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But since we have had fish they have not tried to jump on them at all. I have my 30g and 55g on stands that don't allow for any extra room around the tank so my cats would have to jump straight up and on top of them and so far they haven't tried it.
Lucky.

My 35 gallon is on a stand and sits about 4 1/2 feet tall, and it's an open top tank. My female cat has jumped straight from the floor and into the tank....twice.

It does depend on that cat, as she's the only one who's tried it out of my 3.
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post #12 of 33 Old 06-24-2013, 02:05 PM
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I have a cat and she's more afraid of the "water cube" than interested in the fish like I thought she'd be. I also have a see through plexie-glass, so her jumping onto it is of no issue. She sees nothing but the water/thus does not want to be there. I've seen her watching them from the chair, but she doesn't show a whole lot of interest.

In the beginning I was well prepared with a squirt bottle if deemed necessary.

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post #13 of 33 Old 06-24-2013, 02:19 PM
I would be concerned about the space above the tank for maintenance, WC, etc.
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I am more concerned over the moisture, weight of a full tank and space available for power, maintenance etc.
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post #15 of 33 Old 06-26-2013, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, I abandoned the "tank in a container" -idea. Also will put the tank (it's 25g I think, haven't got it yet) on a piece of much sturdier hardwood furniture.

I already wanted to plan the fish :) How do these sound?:

2 x Dwarf Cockatoo Apisto
6 x Black Fin Cory
8 x Bentos Tetra

They seem to hail more or less from the same region and similar habitat. I really want to concentrate on the cichlid couple, the others are just extra.

I'm a beginner, so any advice is welcome. Have I missed an algae eater? Should I have one?
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post #16 of 33 Old 06-26-2013, 12:51 PM
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You really don't NEED an algae eater.

I'd like to bring to your attention the behavior of the Dwarf Cockatoo Apisto. It is advised to keep them in a planted tank(then again, it is always best to keep fish in a planted tank) and to have 1 male to 2 females or 1 male to an entire school of females. In a tank that size, I would keep only 1 male with the rest being females. I've also read that min tank size is 30 gallons.

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post #17 of 33 Old 06-26-2013, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Planted tank = tank with plants?

Yes, of course with plants.

Planted tank = species only -tank?

(I'm new :)

I've read that you can either have 1 pair of dwarf cichlids or then a trio or a harem.

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post #18 of 33 Old 06-26-2013, 02:59 PM
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Planted tank = tank with plants.

I did google them and I did not see anything stating they could be kept as pairs only. I'd be more concerned with their min tank size not being met. To some fish, 5 gallons makes a difference.

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post #19 of 33 Old 06-26-2013, 03:01 PM
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Snails work as algae eaters with less possible hassle... nerites anyway as they don't reproduce in freshwater.

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The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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post #20 of 33 Old 06-26-2013, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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"the fish should be kept in pairs, trios (one male with two females), or harems (one male with many females), and in the company of peaceful tankmates like tetras"

"Keep either a single pair, or in larger aquaria, one male with several females (which will form a harem"

I googled and found those.

But...point taken, I might have second thoughts if they can't fit into my tank.
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