Tank changed - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 05-17-2012, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
es31710's Avatar
 
Tank changed

Since the last time I posted I had like 3 or 4 fish and deciding they would be well suited else where I took them back now I am in the spot for new fish in my ten gallon. All I have right now is amano shrimp, and a tiger nerite snail. My parameters are perfect 0 nitrites 0 ammonia and 0 nitrates. pH 7.2 Soft-Moderately hard water 78F Aqueon Quietflow 10 100gph. Here is my tank would love suggestions on fish or plants or just about anything.
IMG_1271.JPG
This tank is going to hopefully fill out nice in the next month.
es31710 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 05-17-2012, 06:53 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
That is looking very nice. Yes, the plants will settle and spread.

As for fish, I will only point you in some general directions. We have fish profiles, second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top. Have a look under the Cyprinids, there are a number of small (dwarf) and slightly larger species that would work. From the characins, some of the pencilfish species; Ember Tetra. From catfish, one of the dwarf species of cory; a whiptail catfish. The dwarf species of rainbowfish under the Atherinids.

Byron.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 05-17-2012, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
es31710's Avatar
 
Thanks Byron. It is going to be hard picking between tetras, rasboras, pencilfish, dwarf cories, and bettas.
es31710 is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 05-17-2012, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
es31710's Avatar
 
Here is a better picture.
IMG_1276.JPG
es31710 is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 05-18-2012, 09:34 AM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
One other suggestion,now that I can see the surface better--you need some floating plants of more substance than just the Vallisneria leaves. All the fish previously referenced appreciate a roof over them, they will be more colourful, more active, in better health. Water Sprite is my favourite, but others include Dwarf Watter Lettuce, Salvinia, Brazilian Pennywort floating, Amazon Frogbit. Some of these shaded and are thus in our profiles.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 05-18-2012, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
es31710's Avatar
 
Ya I did water sprite once and that didn't work just got too big every three weeks I would be filling 2.5 gallon buckets up with it and throwing it away. maybe duckweed but I need light to still seep through for my plants.
es31710 is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 05-18-2012, 07:03 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by es31710 View Post
Ya I did water sprite once and that didn't work just got too big every three weeks I would be filling 2.5 gallon buckets up with it and throwing it away. maybe duckweed but I need light to still seep through for my plants.
I appreciate what you're saying, but the fish must come first. And those suitable for this tank need floating plants. Light has a considerable effect on fish stress and behaviour, plus colouration.

Duckweed does not fill the bill on this. I have Water Sprite in all my tanks. Each week at the water change I remove some of the daughter plants and toss out one or more of the parent plants. This way I have a good cover but light gets through. As in the photo attached which is my present 29g.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 29g Apr 6-12.jpg (76.5 KB, 20 views)

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 05-18-2012, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
es31710's Avatar
 
I do put the fish first but when I had the water sprite in their it was almost like there was no light. I just want a little light. When I had water sprite the main reason I took it out were the stems were going to the ground. Is water lettuce a good choice? Btw nice looking tank.
es31710 is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 05-20-2012, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
es31710's Avatar
 
Video let me know what you think.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e82mX6wIP4Q
es31710 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
changed my tank around :):):) fryup Livebearers 7 03-15-2010 05:43 PM
Are these warning signs or am I just worried because I recently changed my tank. FishmanPA Tropical Fish Diseases 6 02-22-2010 10:55 PM
changed substrate on my cichlid tank dolphinsrok Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 08-05-2008 03:52 PM
Changed tank to cichlid tank dolphinsrok Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 7 06-24-2008 06:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome