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post #1 of 9 Old 10-27-2008, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Finally got a 30 gallon!

So I got my bigger tank used for 15 bucks. :) Just needs to be cleaned up a bit and needs a stand, which hopefully my dad will get started on soon for me. Anyways.. here's my question..

Once I have that tank cycled, I am going to move my tetras from my ten gallon in it. I don't plan on adding any new fish right away. But I will be buying some more after everything looks stable. Gradually though.

My question is this:

I have 3 bloodfin tetras, 2 red eye tetras, and 2 white skirt tetras. I would like each kind to have a school. Would adding 3 bloodfins, 4 red eyes, and 4 white skirts (spaced out purchases of course) be okay in the long run for the bio load and size of my tank? I also have 2 otocinclus cat fish, but I'm not as much concerned about them at the moment. And I've also heard for whatever reason odd numbers are better for groups of fish. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-28-2008, 07:16 AM
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Oh yeah, no problems with bioload. Tetras in general are small fish with corresponding low bioloads. You'll have about 18 of some of the larger tetras but that shouldn't be a problem.

As for spacing, so long as you give about a week between additions you'll have no trouble at all.

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post #3 of 9 Old 10-28-2008, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you! I'm excited. Does anyone know of a scratch remover for aquariams?
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post #4 of 9 Old 10-28-2008, 02:53 PM
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Acrylic or glass?

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post #5 of 9 Old 10-28-2008, 03:06 PM
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Well here's one for acrylic.
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-28-2008, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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It is glass
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post #7 of 9 Old 10-28-2008, 05:09 PM
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If I'm not mistaken I think once glass is scratched it's scratched.
If there's a way to remove scratches from glass I'd like to know!
I have an expensive pair of sunglasses that are scratched and I'm told there's nothing I can do about it....

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If I'm not mistaken I think once glass is scratched it's scratched.
If there's a way to remove scratches from glass I'd like to know!
I have an expensive pair of sunglasses that are scratched and I'm told there's nothing I can do about it....
Aww, that stinks. I have no idea though.

Oh well, the scratches aren't overwhelming and shouldnt distract from the fish. I can hardly wait to get them in there! I wish I had a digi camera so I could post pics.
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post #9 of 9 Old 10-29-2008, 12:24 AM
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Not to worry, as you're right. Once you fill it up & add fish no one will notice the scratches but you! I scratched the heck out of my tank (trying to clean it but used the wrong type scrubber) and it's not that noticeable to anyone else but me...live & learn, right??

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