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Setting up a new ten gallon tank
Old 08-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #41
 
This should work. Just a crappy picture I took with my I-phone.





I called a lot of LFS today and no luck on the sparkling gouramis or the dwarf cory's. I really don't think I'm willing to pay the $40 shipping for an online purchase so that may mean back to the drawing board for me.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:39 AM   #42
 
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While you're deciding on fish, I would get a sheet of plain black construction paper from an arts/crafts-type store and make a background. Black that is not shiny works best, as it makes the tank depth appear greater, and the fish and plant colours show nicely. Just cut it to fit and tape it on. Very inexpensive and quite effective.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:42 PM   #43
 
Thanks Byron.


I e-mailed a LFS requesting the Corys and Gouramis. They said they'd get the prices for me on monday. If it isn't too substantial I'll definitely be supporting them. They seem very helpful.

This is the store if there any long islanders round here. https://totalaquariums.com/


Also my water sprite is getting some green leaves back and I'm really impressed with how well the anubias is doing. It looks extremely healthy. Java Fern seems to be doing ok.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #44
 
My lfs is still trying to contact a local fish store. Anubias and whatever the stem plant is are looking great, java fern hasn't rooted to the rock yet and the water sprite doesn't look too well.


I'm starting to get impatient haha. Only fish I can think of that would be suitable for my tank besides the ones listed are guppies or bettas. I do like both of those, but I'd much rather prefer the original plan. Unfortunately my 14 gallon is the same length as a standard ten, just taller. If it was 24 inches across I'd consider getting glowlight tetra and glo zebra danios.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:14 PM   #45
 
I'm going to wait one more day for the store to contact me before going somewhere else and getting fish. Today I'm going to buy another plant and a couple snails.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:21 PM   #46
 
I couldn't hold off much longer lol. I got 6 tiny harlequin rasboras and a snail. I may be at my max now...what do you guys think?
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:23 PM   #47
 
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I couldn't hold off much longer lol. I got 6 tiny harlequin rasboras and a snail. I may be at my max now...what do you guys think?
If this is all the fish, you could add one or two more rasbora (same species), they are best the more there are. And for the substrate, perhaps a group of 5 corys; if you get the "dwarf" species, 9.
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:49 PM   #48
 
^ Sounds good to me. I would love to get the dwarfs but it doesn't seem likely right now. When I was at the pet store I just bought all of the rasboras that were left, if it'll make them more comfortable I'll add 1-2 more.


Also I seemed to have a little algae bloom. Hopefully my snail (gary) gets to work!
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:32 PM   #49
 
Got me some corys. They're acclimating now. Got a group of 5 of the regular ones. Tank is now complete besides maybe 1-2 more rasboras and hopefully some more plants. I'll get some pictures tomorrow for you guys.


I can't wait for the water sprite to thrive. It has some nice new growth on it, but besides that it's still pretty sad looking.


Also I may be getting a 55 gallon tank. And if thats the case I may even move these fish in there eventually and making a real nice community tank.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #50
 
And I think they're bronze corys.
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