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This is a discussion on WOW within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Originally Posted by St6_Devgru so grand total is 2 mollies and 4 tetras in my 10 gal. is that still over crowded? Depends on ...

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Old 12-10-2006, 10:27 PM   #11
 
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so grand total is 2 mollies and 4 tetras in my 10 gal. is that still over crowded?
Depends on what species of mollies you have. If those are sailfin, I'd say your tank is overcrowded as sailfins grow rather large and best kept in 40 gallons or more.
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:27 PM   #12
 
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no not sailfins
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:29 PM   #13
 
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ummm its been running for 3 weeks. gosh im so mad.i cant get a water test kit. expensive on a 10$ allowance very expensive yes i know priorities, christmas, parents not understanding its hard man. its hard. i think im gonna quit while im ahead. i will stop aquariuming until i like get a job or a house. maybe in about 10 years. i dont wanna kill fishies cuz im not prepared. its like having kids and yuor homeless. dont wanna...
You're going to quit? I would have thought this hobby was making you excited.
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:29 PM   #14
 
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no, your tank is not overstocked imo....BUT wherever you buy your fish supplies "should" test your water for free. so you should get it tested EVERY time you go in there, and then post the stats here. and you should save up for a test kit. in my opinion, you should not set up a tank without one. they are important for the lives of your fish.=)

it is very likely that your ammonia or nitrites spiked and resulted in the death of your guppies. guppies are not very hardy fish around here for some reason... especially since it sounds as if you might still be cycling your tank. good luck and keep us posted!

i will go add you on myspace. =)

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Old 12-10-2006, 10:31 PM   #15
 
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yes i love to breed fish its like so amazing for me. i dont want to but sometimes you think. its like having kids when ur unemployed or homeless. its not a great idea. i dont wanna become those people who get caught up and neglect their fish. you know. i dont think its the right time for me to have fish yet. im only a kid with a $10 allowance and not that much space. i prectically sneaked my ten gallon into my apartment. so yeah you gotta understand. its for the best for me fish and future generations. ill wait till all my fish die. then ill restart when im like 21.
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:32 PM   #16
 
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they test for free? imo? wow ok so im guessing grab a sample of my water and bring it to my lfs?
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:34 PM   #17
 
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no not sailfins
Oh I see. More like sphenops which should be fine. By the way, your plants look like Elodea densa.

Charles, what are the dimensions of your tank? Apparently, it did not look like 10 gallons to me. Your tank seems to look like 20 gallons or your pics could have deceive me.
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:35 PM   #18
 
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awww...dont let em die. you can keep the ones you have and still be happy...you just have to make sure you change the filter cartridges once a month ($3.00), do weekly water changes (1-2 gallons) feed the fish every day, and have some type of water conditioner (Stress-coat, prime, etc, $6-$9) and you should either have a test kit (strips-$10 or master-$30) and test your tank weekly. it becomes easy once you get into the hang of it. i believe you could do it on your allowance easily. just set a few bucks aside every week so when you need something you can get it. also, most fish stores will test your water for free. dont give up on your fishies. they need you!

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Old 12-10-2006, 10:36 PM   #19
 
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they test for free? imo? wow ok so im guessing grab a sample of my water and bring it to my lfs?
Yes. Bring a sample and go to your lfs. Make sure they used liquid test kit, not expired and they should write down the exact figures based on the test.:)
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:37 PM   #20
 
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lol i meant keep the current fish and like keep them alive as long as i can. i wont let them die. ill make them last is waat i mean. hmmmm. blue.... my plant is about4 and 1/2 uinches long so calculating that size and the water that i put into it i think its 10 gallons......
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