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post #1 of 5 Old 03-09-2011, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Help with my 8 gallon biocube

I have a vacant 8 gallon biocube; of course it's really only about 5 gallons of swimming room. I want to set up a pretty tank. And I want to be about to see the fish. I'd consider bettas, but I tried that and he couldn't take the strong current.

So has anyone had experience with this 8 gallon biocube and can offer fish that can take the strong current?
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-17-2011, 12:35 PM
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I don't think any other fish could go in something that small, except a pea puffer. But I don't know how they would handle the current.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-17-2011, 05:58 PM
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Actually, there are a number of possibilities. But the filter flow is going to make most of them ill advised. I know nothing of these cubes, is there any way to reduce the filter flow? If we solve this, i can offer suggestions on many suitable fish for a very colourful display.


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post #4 of 5 Old 03-18-2011, 03:19 AM
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I agree with Byron - if you can somehow slow down the current, there are a number of small fish that could work in a tank this size, just not too many of them.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-18-2011, 05:21 AM
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A small sponge filter might be an option to reduce flow in the tank. With that said,, Four or five white cloud mountain minnows and a few shrimp could work.

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