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post #11 of 28 Old 11-27-2008, 10:02 PM
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How about a quarantine tank?
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post #12 of 28 Old 11-27-2008, 10:05 PM
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ooh, that's a good idea if you don't have a quarantine tank yet. :D
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post #13 of 28 Old 11-27-2008, 10:32 PM
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i would turn it in to a homemade water filter!!!!!!!!!!you gotta use you brain to come up with ways but get 2 water pumps filter cartriges and carbon fiber plus gravle and make ur own water filter i did that with my 10 gallon for my 55 gallon and it works!!!!!!
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post #14 of 28 Old 11-27-2008, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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making it into a filter sounds fun but i dont have a good track record with "plumbing" just ask my poor laminate flooring which now looks like the himalayas it would certainly be an idea if i had larger tanks like your 55 which internal filters dont quite manage my biggest is only 29

i have a 10g q tank set up in another room running on standby mainly for fry(possibly krib or puffer) out of sight as its an ugly ex-shop mostrosity

im sort of between the snails or the dwarf frogs thogh looking up one of the snails suggested by lupin........
look at the size of them!
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post #15 of 28 Old 11-27-2008, 11:08 PM
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Wow a home made filter sounds really cool!!! If it were me i would try a breeding tank or some killifish. Have some fun with it

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post #16 of 28 Old 11-27-2008, 11:46 PM
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African clawed frogs need about 10g per frog, but the dwarf frogs would definitely be an option.

Killies are generally pretty hardy fish and should be adaptable to a wide range of water conditions, so don't be put off by that.

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post #17 of 28 Old 11-27-2008, 11:51 PM
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dwarf frogs, dwarf frogs! They also sing. ;D
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post #18 of 28 Old 11-27-2008, 11:52 PM
I agree with Kim. A betta would be nice. And they are NOT boring.
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post #19 of 28 Old 11-28-2008, 05:40 AM
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Daisy, the pic shows giant Columbian ramshorn (Marisa cornuarietis). These are voracious plant eaters and are sexual. A 5g for one will do wonders but I very much prefer a group of these snails be placed in a 20g minimum. How about Asolene spixi? They will fit in your 5g. There are plenty other snails that will fit there. Perhaps Sulawesis and nerites? The nerites will be unable to breed though. They will lay eggs but the eggs will never be viable.
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post #20 of 28 Old 11-28-2008, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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i gatherd there was a degree of mis-identification going on with the snails as i googled several of those names and got back a lot of same images

its an impressive snail regardless
these are the right ones

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the problem is all of the species you mentioned are refererd to as apple/mystery snails as a common name

http://www.applesnail.net/

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