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post #1 of 11 Old 03-09-2008, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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i want to start a 10 gallon

i have a ten gallon that is empty im planning on (now try to picture this) natural sand small piece of driftwood, live plants (not sure which yet maybe you can give me some ideas),3 dwarf puffers and 4-5 ottos of course some snails not for the tank if you know what i mean how does this sound?

55 gallon
pair of green terror


10 gallon (soon to be)
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3-puffers
4-ottos
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-09-2008, 07:11 PM
That sounds like a great setup to me! The puffers will really like the live plants.
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post #3 of 11 Old 03-09-2008, 07:23 PM
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Anubias Nana and crypts (I think Wendtii) are doing well for me in my 10 gallon with sand. I also have java fern. You could tie the java fern to the driftwood. These are all low light plants, no CO2 needed.

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post #4 of 11 Old 03-09-2008, 11:19 PM
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Sounds pretty nice to me.

Just have 1 20g tank-9 Gold Pristella tetras... they're pretty nice. I'm thinking about adding some loaches too.
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-10-2008, 05:47 PM
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what kind of snails? it matters because they might eat plants (ramshorns).
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post #6 of 11 Old 03-11-2008, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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hmmm interesting im not sure maybe apple sails they are going to be food anyway

55 gallon
pair of green terror


10 gallon (soon to be)
planted
3-puffers
4-ottos
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post #7 of 11 Old 03-11-2008, 04:09 PM
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lol oops sorry i forgot about puffers. sounds like a good idea to me, check this link for some bigginner plants:
http://www.aquariumplants.com/Beginner_Plants_s/17.htm
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post #8 of 11 Old 03-11-2008, 06:27 PM
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Pond snails may be a better optin to begin with. They breed like crazy so you would have a better supply for the puffers, and their shells are softer and a little easier for the puffers to eat.
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post #9 of 11 Old 03-12-2008, 07:52 PM
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Plus, they're WAY cheaper. My LFS gives them to me for free if I ask. There's a reason they're called "pest snails"
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-12-2008, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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wow cool i can do that cheap is always good or free is better but can any one give me more ideas on begginer plants do i need a co2 canister ?and can i put 4 or 5 puffers or is it better with just 3 this will be a hopfully heavy planted tank what lite is best for this?

55 gallon
pair of green terror


10 gallon (soon to be)
planted
3-puffers
4-ottos
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