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View Poll Results: If I had a 220 Gallon Aquarium, I would stock....
Cichlids. Duh. 34 30.36%
It would be Saltwater. That's how I roll. 11 9.82%
Bala Sharks 14 12.50%
Tinfoil Barbs 6 5.36%
1 Male Betta 6 5.36%
100 Neon Tetras 23 20.54%
Rainbowfish 13 11.61%
Goldfish 4 3.57%
Other - Please elaborate in a comment in the thread. 22 19.64%
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post #351 of 1118 Old 11-02-2012, 04:47 PM
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It shouldn't take long considering the plants in the tabk
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post #352 of 1118 Old 11-02-2012, 05:11 PM
bahaha. knew you'd get sucked into betta land somehow xD
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post #353 of 1118 Old 11-02-2012, 05:28 PM
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HaHaHa! It was a Betta in a 3 gallon tank that got me started down this road this summer. Hahaha. And now I have a 10 gallon planted tank for the Betta and my 55 gallon planted tank.

10 gallon tank with Betta and 2 ivory apple snails
55 gallon tank with Red Platies, Neon Tetras, Cory Catfish, Rubber lipped Pleco and ivory Apple Snails
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post #354 of 1118 Old 11-02-2012, 05:51 PM
bettas got me started too, but i still live at home so i dont have space for the big tanks i want

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post #355 of 1118 Old 11-02-2012, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
People are idiots. I get there and it's a 5 and a 10 gallon, not a 10 and a 20.

I bought them anyway, she took $40 for all of it, 3 filters, heaters, plus more.

Still, as if that happened to me TWICE in one day. ARGH.

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post #356 of 1118 Old 11-02-2012, 06:41 PM
wow wtf

when i went to get "two fives and a ten gallon" i wound up with two tens and a 29. which i'm not complaining about, but why don't people measure??
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post #357 of 1118 Old 11-02-2012, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
2 of the heaters were old and garbage, the other one looked brand new and when I googled it, there's a recall on it. (Marineland Stealth Submersible) So all 3 went in the garbage.

It came with 2 Aquaclear 20s, but one is missing the part that goes on the bottom of the intake tube.

I previously bought a 35 and 55 used. The 35 heater was garbage, the lid doesn't fit right and there was no glass under the bulb. The 55 leaked and had to be resealed and the air pump was shot.

The light fixture didn't work on the 10 I bought today, but the 5 I bought earlier came with a spare bulb, as did the 10 tonight, and when I put in the new bulbs, it works.

I hate buying used Aquariums, it never works out in my favor. The problem is I drive so damn far, that I just buy the crap anyway.

The stand doesn't even fit the tank. It's for a 20. The 10 would fall right through. Garbage.

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post #358 of 1118 Old 11-02-2012, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
So, the Aquaclear 20 is a nice rectangular basket, good old Aquaclear. So I'm going to cut the sponge from my Aquaclear 70 to fit in the 20 filter. I'll still use the leftover sponge in a nylon as per Jackie's suggestion. I'm also going to put some subtrate in a nylon.

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post #359 of 1118 Old 11-02-2012, 07:03 PM
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I wouldn't trash the Marineland stealth heater because I got one on a Craigslist deal and I called their service line and the replaced. I just wouldn't say you bought it used
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post #360 of 1118 Old 11-02-2012, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
So I think I'm going to get 2 female puffers and 1 male. From what I've read 3 should be ok in a 10 gallon.

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