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post #1 of 9 Old 12-28-2010, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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need some advice to make my fish take look better

Tropic world - 10 gallon Freshwater fish tank


i just want to make my fish tank look better..
not look forward to spending money... just rearranging in a good manner. any tips.

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-28-2010, 12:23 PM
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Tropic world - 10 gallon Freshwater fish tank


i just want to make my fish tank look better..
not look forward to spending money... just rearranging in a good manner. any tips.

First, top it off with water. You've got a good 2 inches of no water on the top.
Second, you're gonna have to move those goldfish soon.. They grow too big for the size tank you have..
Third, PLANTS! Fake or real, they will make a great addition to your tank.
Fourth, get schooling fish (tetras, danios, etc.) and one "stand out" fish. I have 7 neon tetras(red, blue, silver) and a male tequila sunrise guppy(orange, yellow, white) as well as the "interesting" fish, kuhli loaches.
Fifth, I think you have too many rocks.. Get rid of some and incorporate some fake plants into it if you don't want to take care of real ones.


Here's some pictures of my 10 Gallon

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Agree with MJBN. You've got fish that are too big for the tank and too many rocks. Rehome the goldfish (good excuse to get a much bigger tank) and get a small school for the 10 gallon.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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Agree with MJBN. You've got fish that are too big for the tank and too many rocks. Rehome the goldfish (good excuse to get a much bigger tank) and get a small school for the 10 gallon.
Something you can do is check craigslist. Sometimes there's people selling 20-40G tanks for FREE or under $20. I just saw 2 free tanks yesterday when i was browsing. But i think the problem rightnow is that there's just too many big fish in a small tank that's making it look kinda "odd." Or like Romad said, use the goldfish as an excuse for a new tank, because it is much needed.
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post #5 of 9 Old 12-28-2010, 03:32 PM
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hello and welcome.
personally i would return the gold fish and ask them to give you
other fish in place of them,so you keep money payout to a minimum.
you could have a wonderfull looking tank for next to nothing.
if going tropical you'll need a heater,and they come quite cheap these days.
perhaps you could even get plant cuttings for free if you look around the free adds.
where are you situated ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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Something you can do is check craigslist. Sometimes there's people selling 20-40G tanks for FREE or under $20. I just saw 2 free tanks yesterday when i was browsing. But i think the problem rightnow is that there's just too many big fish in a small tank that's making it look kinda "odd." Or like Romad said, use the goldfish as an excuse for a new tank, because it is much needed.
i am kinda of new to craigslist, can u help me out???
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Agree with MJBN. You've got fish that are too big for the tank and too many rocks. Rehome the goldfish (good excuse to get a much bigger tank) and get a small school for the 10 gallon.
Thanks btw, i'll take care of the goldfish.(seprate tanK) i also clean it today..just rearranged it. no water change cause i recently did.

I'll post a pic on my TROPIC FISH tank so u could see.. i think it looks better.

btw.. are you supposed to fill the tank all the way up?


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post #8 of 9 Old 12-29-2010, 04:40 AM
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I don't think you have to fill it to the tip top but most do to decrease the noise of the filter splashing (those who have HOB filters anyway). And it looks better when it's full in my opinion.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #9 of 9 Old 12-30-2010, 01:22 PM
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Romad is correct about the filling the tank. and for craigslist.. make an account then just go to your area's page listing. Then look up "aquarium" "fish tank", etc. Stuff like that. I'm in the bay area, california and i'm seeing some pretty good deals. Like some 40G's with all accessories for $100. Just make sure that IF you sort out a deal with someone, do it in a public area like a mall parking lot, a plaza, etc. Although i have done house meetups.
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