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My 10 G tank project!!!
Old 12-15-2008, 01:28 PM   #11
 
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Just wanted to add...You show some ammonia and nitrites so your tank is not cycled yet. Make sure your tank is fully cycled before adding the dwarf frogs as they are very sensitive to ammonia/nitrites.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:21 PM   #12
 
Wow, that is some cheap sand I wish I had known that before buying the one I got :(

Thanks for the frog advice Jeaninel, ya that's what I was planning on doing I had the bad experience of adding an albino clawed frog in a tank that wasn't cyled/didn't have a filter/or a heater. Really stupid when I think back on it now. So the frogs are the last to go in there :)
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:15 AM   #13
 
New pictures

Ok so I waited for the 2 weeks after installing the new filter in the tank to remove the gravel and add the sand. But before that I removed some of the items that I didn't want in there (the red fake plants and the ship statue). Here are some pictures of the tank's second set up.




As you can see the new beta is doing very well, he past his 2 weeks in quarantine and has now joined the upside down catfish. I took your guy's suggestion and got a second upside down catfish to keep the first one company. The second one is currently in quarantine and has one week left before joining is buddy. More pictures in the next post.
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:24 AM   #14
 
In the process of adding some sand.

So after the 2 weeks was up I decided to remove all of the gravel and add the sand since I didn't have the barrier and it seems like too much trouble since if my tank does cycle again, it's going to take around 3 weeks the same amount of time it would to change the gravel into sand if I did it in 3 portions 1 each week. So here's a picture of my tank without the gravel.



And here's a picture of what the tank looks like after I added the sand in. It's a little blury since that picture was taken right after the sand was put in.



What I find weird is that my upside down catfish seems to prefer the castle over the piece of driftwood I put in there, any suggestions on why that is? I can't wait to find some nice rocks to place in there and for that other piece of driftwood to get water weight. Right now we have so much snow in my area I don't have a chance at finding any rocks at all.
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:31 AM   #15
 
After the sand has settled

Ok so last post with pictures for now. In these pictures you can see that the sand has settled and that there's a new addition to the tank... yes an airpump with an airstone. It's in the back of the tank. I like the airflow controller, it's a lot nicer than some other cheap ones at the pet shop. The air stone is going to be a must if I want to keep life plants in there. All that is left to get for this tank is, some nice rocks, waiting on the driftwood pieces, CO2, a hood for the tank with some light, and life plants. All which I'm very excited about!

So here's the pictures of the tank with the sand settled down.



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Old 12-27-2008, 08:49 AM   #16
 
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looks good wat type of plants r u going to put in
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:15 PM   #17
 
I'm not sure, I haven't gotten around to that part of my research. Any suggestions on some I should look into?
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:50 PM   #18
 
Well, what lighting do you have?
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:29 AM   #19
 
I don't have any yet. My tank didn't come with a hood so I'm planning on getting a hood first that can hold on to the ligh bulbs and do some research on the types of plants I could and should get, then get the lighting for it.
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