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post #1 of 8 Old 10-11-2013, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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New fish tank

Hi,
I am wanting to get back into having a fresh water fish tank. I'm thinking a 30g. I want to have live plants,sand, and guppies. What are some good brands to start out with? What's a good sand substrate to use? What are some good live plants to have? Any other advice or info would be nice. :)
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-11-2013, 03:11 PM
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hey there
many of us here either use childrens playsand,or pool filter sand.
either one is ok,i don't have experiance with the pool sand,however
i have play sand,i can not tell you how much you need to wash it ,as you need to do it over and over and over again,and a few more after that....
i have gravel at the back of the tank,and sand at the front,as i intend to keep
corydora catfish.
plants....water lettuce..for the top...it floats
Cabomba
amazon swords
anubias
Elodea
vallis...to name a few.

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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post #3 of 8 Old 10-11-2013, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thank for letting me know. I use plays and for my hermit crabs tank.
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-11-2013, 03:40 PM
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aww you have hermit crabs,they are so cool..do you paint your
own shells for them ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-11-2013, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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no I dont paint their shells. I only use natural shells. I've heard that painted shells are bad for them. But they are very neat to watch and learn about. I never thought i would be researching tropical fish though lol. But i've very invested in learning and keeping tropical fish and maybe doing guppy breeding as well.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-11-2013, 04:15 PM
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would love to see a picture of them if you could
tropical fish can be interesting and fun,breeding can be fun too.

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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post #7 of 8 Old 10-11-2013, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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I will get some pics of them later and show you guys them. :) all 3 are now in green turbo shells. i also want to get a betta but not to breed or include in my community tank. it seems like betta fish would be to hard to breed.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-12-2013, 03:53 AM
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we have a sister site here Bettafish.com
there you will find an array of awsome betta keepers,with much knowledge
on the subject of breeding those very pretty fish.http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/betta-fish/
have a look around here

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