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Old 01-31-2009, 01:02 PM   #21
 
On the sites i've looked at the freshwater clam is said to be easy to keep and it just eats any leftover food that comes to the bottom, or pellet food whatever that is. And i think the same goes for the shrimp.
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:49 PM   #22
 
So i was down at petsmart today browsing around at the tanks. They have the Eclipse 12 i've been looking at and the 29 gallon eclipse which i may be on the verge of talking my dad into letting me get despite me having to rearrange my room to fit it. They also had a 26 gallon Aqueon? i think was the brand, I've heard a lot of great things about the eclipse systems and i'm just curious what peoples thoughts or experiences are with the aqueon.
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:42 PM   #23
 
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Aqueon is the new name for All-Glass Aquariums, which have been making making tanks for many years and are generally considered to be excellent tanks.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:48 PM   #24
 
What is the best choice of a dechlorinator? also what other sort of water treatment items should i have around in case of any events that may occur. also anyone use the python gravel vac? if so how is it? is it worth it? sorry for the huge amount of questions. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:29 AM   #25
 
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I use Prime for my water conditioner. In addition to the neutralization of chlorine, chloramine, and heavy metals it can also detoxify ammonia and nitrites if you get a spike in them. I wouldn't buy any other water modifiers aside from a bottle of Prime. Most of them range from worthless to actually harmful. At best they'll treat symptoms and not root causes.

I use a regular siphon gravel vac. While I see the convenience of a python I also see it wasting a lot of water. I don't mind the bucket brigade method for doing 30% water changes on a 48 gallon.

The Aqeon tank you're looking at, did it come as part of a package? If so what filter were they including?
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:02 AM   #26
 
I actually found a 20 gallon All Glass Aquarium at PetCo. It comes with the Power Filter 20. I'm supposed to be going to buy it this friday.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:16 AM   #27
 
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Good for you! I agree with PRIME as water conditioner/dechlorinator. I might also pick up a bottle of quick cure for treatment of ICH. I have five tanks ,so it is easier to use the python. I have a pond pump with a section of garden hose on it to drain the water from my tanks and also use the hand vaccum to clean the bottom once a week. I use the python to fill the aquariums . Takes less time,same amount of water.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:18 PM   #28
 
It also comes with a heater. But, I keep hearing really good things about the Visi-Therm stealth heaters so I may pick one of those up and swap it in. How are the power filters the AGA/Aqueon tanks come with? Also, Prime I'll get, any other sort of water treatment or medicine i should have on hand in case anything happens?
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:28 AM   #29
 
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No, just Prime. The less monkeying you do with your water the better off you are. This is a fish tank, not a chemistry project.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:01 PM   #30
 
Also, what fish do you guys reccomend? and how many can fit in there? I'd like to get some good sized colorful ones. The super small tetra guys don't really appeal to me much. How are the red tail sharks i'd like to get one of those just cause it looks nice hehe. Also, how do you go about adding fish into the aquarium once it's cycled?
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