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post #1 of 4 Old 03-17-2012, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
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First tank of my own. 10 gallon, hang-on filter, 50w heater (77F), air pump.
6 weeks till it cycled. It's now the 7th or 8th week. Just got a shipment from liveaquaria.

Various kinds of guppies, rainbow shark, african dwarf frogs, yellow rabbit snail.

I'm a little concerned about the snail because I read it likes colder water and he isn't moving around much anymore.

pH tends to get a little high. I'm going to pull out the natural rocks and do the acid test this weekend, like I should have in the first place.

Here's a video. What do you all think?
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-17-2012, 03:55 AM
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I would find another home for the rainbow shark. It will get too large for your tank and will most likely kill your frogs sooner or later. Your tank is overstocked by a fair amount with all the guppies, although if you keep tabs on your parameters you should be ok. You do have testers for ammonia, nitrite and nitrates I'm assuming?

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I would find another home for the rainbow shark. It will get too large for your tank and will most likely kill your frogs sooner or later. Your tank is overstocked by a fair amount with all the guppies, although if you keep tabs on your parameters you should be ok. You do have testers for ammonia, nitrite and nitrates I'm assuming?

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Yeah, I'm already looking around for a larger used tank. Possibly do a set up where I can keep a few large aggressive fish that I can feed ugly guppies to (once they get to breeding).
I do have test kits, yes. Thats how I knew it was done cycling. I do a 50% water change at least once a week.

Any suggestions on large fish that like to eat guppies? The largest tank I could probably keep would be 55-75 gal.
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Any suggestions on large fish that like to eat guppies? The largest tank I could probably keep would be 55-75 gal.
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