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Old 05-10-2012, 10:17 PM   #11
 
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I actually did some research and the fluval comes with 7600k led lights... I'm not sure if thats good or not but apparently its considered " a plant light " any opinion?
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:44 AM   #12
 
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Kk wait so is my tank considered low lighting? Is this any possibility for plants? Cause at one point this orange algae/fungi was growing, Idk if that means I have decent lighting or something but I'm just curious, and I was planning on decorating and adding few weeks later, and I was thinking a live bearers tank only, like endlers, platies, guppies, and perhaps balloon mollies, I'm not familiar ratios with live bearers so Id like too know my limits please :) and maybe even a cool beta to add in that combo?
Floating plant's mentioned above, along with crypt's and anubia, will grow under bout any lighting.(would try several of these plant's first)
Would stay away from livebearer's with the relatively soft water you have.These fish need hard alkaline water, and will do poorly over the long haul in soft water condition's.
They also re-produce quickly which would leave you scrambling for more tank's or finding suitable homes for the hundred's of fry.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:05 PM   #13
 
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Alright so how about like:

2 crypts
1 Anubis dwarf
Dwarf hair grass or moss?
Some other low light plant I guess for height

I'm really stumped fish wise though there's many possibilities :/

I was maybe thinking like

6 cherry shrimp
Collection of male guppies
About 6 dwarf or small cories
2 dwarf gouramis or badis

I'm planning to change everything so maybe I can make my water harder? And I'm just curious about this orange algae blooming like nuts!! It's pretty cool but my current white rock is 50% orange/brown :$
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:44 PM   #14
 
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I would not recommend doing anything to change your water's hardness. You will be in a constant fight with it to try to balance it and honestly, I don't like adding anything to the water if you don't have to.

I agree totally with Pennywort, Annubias, Java Moss and Java Fern for your low light set up. Those should be fine.

Glad you were going with only males if you do Guppies otherwise, they would over populate your tank in like, 10 minutes. They breed like it is going out of style.

I am not sure of any Gourami that will fit into a tank that small. Even the dwarf Gourami need at least a 20 gallon tank. How do you feel about Glofish?
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:41 PM   #15
 
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Alright, those plants all seem nice :) and ya we have this 250 gallon pond and we buy 100 random live bearers for 100$ and we always get some nice breeds of guppies by the end of the summer, but usually have no where to put them :$ so I guess a male guppy collection is always nice!

And for my algae control I really want shrimp, is there a possibility to mice species? Or will there be a fuss? Like 6 shrimp total, 3 different species of algae eaters? Or would 6 of the same the best?

And I only wanted some kinda centerpiece fish, that's why I was thinking gouramis or badis, Maybe a male sailfish mollie? Would he show his sail if there was no female? And would he be as colorful?Or perhaps a beta?African butterfly fish? Something perhaps kinda weird but can be by itself? Because the guppies will kinda be like the schooling fish, cories for bottom work and shrimp for algae...

I'm just wanting a happy tank! :)
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:27 PM   #16
 
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Alright, those plants all seem nice :) and ya we have this 250 gallon pond and we buy 100 random live bearers for 100$ and we always get some nice breeds of guppies by the end of the summer, but usually have no where to put them :$ so I guess a male guppy collection is always nice!

And for my algae control I really want shrimp, is there a possibility to mice species? Or will there be a fuss? Like 6 shrimp total, 3 different species of algae eaters? Or would 6 of the same the best?

And I only wanted some kinda centerpiece fish, that's why I was thinking gouramis or badis, Maybe a male sailfish mollie? Would he show his sail if there was no female? And would he be as colorful?Or perhaps a beta?African butterfly fish? Something perhaps kinda weird but can be by itself? Because the guppies will kinda be like the schooling fish, cories for bottom work and shrimp for algae...

I'm just wanting a happy tank! :)
Some of these fish are too large for a 12g tank. Molly being one, and the Butterfly. In small tanks (anything under 20g) "centrepiece" fish are next to impossible. A Betta would be OK from this aspect but comgining it with other fish is risky; I am among the many who consider Betta as stand-alone fish and not good in a community tank.

Small spaces can be very interesting with many "dwarf" type fish. You can get colour, activity, interaction...all within a very limited area but the fish will still be happy and thus healthy.
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