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post #11 of 44 Old 01-27-2009, 07:59 AM
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At ten gallons you're a bit limited in what you can put in the tank. I'd go with some of the smaller tetras or rasboras and maybe some pygmy corys.

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post #12 of 44 Old 01-27-2009, 01:16 PM
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i highly recommend the fishless as well. sounds like you are pretty excited so be patient and don't jump the gun. let it cycle before you stock it with any fish. it will save you money for sure. and yeah watch your load when you do put fish in. rule of thumb is like 1ich per gallon. at least when i started the hobby 6-7 years ago it was. if your kit came with a ugf, i'd try to steer clear from it. especially if you get live plants.
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post #13 of 44 Old 01-27-2009, 03:14 PM
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As for fish, I'd have a look around liveaquaria.com and see what you like. You don't have to order there, it's just a nice place to browse because they have pretty accurate information on all the fish as well as pictures. Then, you can post some ideas here and we'll help you figure out what would work best.

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
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10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
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post #14 of 44 Old 01-27-2009, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
Thanks guys, don't worry, I'm doing a fishless cycle! I couldn't hurt those little guys. Here is what I am thinking
3 zebra danios
5 neon tetras
2 male guppies
Idk if I have room, but If I do, I would also like 2 african dwarf frogs and a small mystery snail. Is this ok? Oh, and I won't put them all in at once, I will let the tank completly cycle, then I will put in 2 fish every 2 weeks. Will this work? Any other suggestions? Thanks!!!! Still EXITED!!!!! This is SOOO AWESOME! <3<3<3 :) :)

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post #15 of 44 Old 01-27-2009, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
Thanks for any input!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post #16 of 44 Old 01-27-2009, 07:59 PM
Sounds good to me. :)
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post #17 of 44 Old 01-28-2009, 01:16 AM
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You've put a lot of thought into it. I like watching my mystery snails as much as my fish. Here's one that I raised from a baby...
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post #18 of 44 Old 01-28-2009, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
fish girl, its really cute! Thanks guys! I decided no to the frogs just cuz in a small tank they might be tempted to bit my guppies tails. I think I might still have room for a male platy or a few barbs maybe, or some shrimp. I think I will get a snail, they are so cool!

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post #19 of 44 Old 01-28-2009, 09:09 AM
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I'd avoid the danios. They are very active swimmers and there isn't enough room in a 10 gallon to really let them zip around. I'd also get at least 6 neons, more like 8. You want to give them a big enough school to feel secure in.

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post #20 of 44 Old 01-28-2009, 05:56 PM
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i'd avoid the 2 at a time stocking method. one benefit of the fishless is you can completely stock your tank to the max. depending on the filter you have. if you know your tank can only hold x amount of fish, don't go over it. all your bacteria will be in place and mainly in your filter. if you do one here and there, the fish won't be able to produce enough ammonia to keep all the bacteria you established alive and the bacteria would decrease. at this point you can't add ammonia like you once did, now you'd have to add one here and there to be the bacteria colony back up.
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