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Old 03-26-2012, 10:17 AM   #11
 
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Very good info - thanks.

Do you know of any how-tos on planting plants in tanks? I am guessing you have to plant soil?

I am not sure if the sponge filter is what I want. Sure - it is super quite but it sticks out like a giant grossness in the tank. They are huge! I don't know yet.

And I was reading up more on puffers and it seems like a bit to much work on having to feed them frozen food...
Hey, I have noticed something you might find informative.

I have 2 External Power Filters and 1 Internal Power Filter. Both of my external power filters are 3x louder than the internal power filter.

I have a whisper 10i on my 10 gallon tank. It only makes a noise if the plastic thing on the back touches the hood (which happens when I make a water change because of the waves and currents) quietest filter ever.

Just thought that might help you out. ITS SO QUIET. I put my head up to it...barely any noise.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:59 AM   #12
 
I pulled the trigger and got the Petco Bookshelf 6.6gal (AKA ~8 real gallons).

Should be here in a week.

I am not sure what filter it comes with - but the filter media is the

"Medium Size For Whisper Power Filters 10i, E, J, 10, and Microfilter"

I will see how it is and I will let you know. Some say it is quite.

I am still undecided on what kind of fish I will get. I have awhile yet though - need to cycle the tank and add plants first.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:01 AM   #13
 
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I pulled the trigger and got the Petco Bookshelf 6.6gal (AKA ~8 real gallons).

Should be here in a week.

I am not sure what filter it comes with - but the filter media is the

"Medium Size For Whisper Power Filters 10i, E, J, 10, and Microfilter"

I will see how it is and I will let you know. Some say it is quite.

I am still undecided on what kind of fish I will get. I have awhile yet though - need to cycle the tank and add plants first.
Well that sounds like the filter I have :) It is quiet...hahah
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:03 AM   #14
 
Good! :)

Do you know of any good "how-tos" on adding plants?

Do I need to add substrate/fertilizer?
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:13 AM   #15
 
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Good! :)

Do you know of any good "how-tos" on adding plants?

Do I need to add substrate/fertilizer?
I have gravel substrate for aquraiums (got it at walmart for like 11 bucks for a 25lb bag).

fill the tank with more gravel in the back than the front to give the tank some dept. This will also facilitate heavy planting in the back with more gravel.

Fill the tank after you have put the washed gravel in there. (just rinse the gravel before it goes in the tank).

Then you can plant it (make sure you used Prime or some other good water conditioner).

I would get Java Fern and tie it driftwood or some ornament (don't bury the roots)

Java Moss you can just leave it floating or tangle it around something (don't bury)

When you plant, ofc have clean hands. Rinse your hands in Aquarium water (or dechlorinated and treated water). You usually want to rinse up to the areas of your arm that will be submerged.

Make a hole in the gravel and you can put the roots in there. you will have to hold the plant while you use your other hand to push gravel over your roots to hold them down.

Some stem plants that float like Cabomba, hornwort etc. you can tie to things, let float but I wouldn't bury them. They come loose easily if not tied.

If you use the directed dose once a week of this you will be fine. Flourish Comprehensive (Althought not needed)

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