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post #11 of 52 Old 07-15-2012, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Nice, I am planning on setting up a ten gallon for platy fry. It has a hood for 2 cfl's. Do they work well? Planning on having tons of plants in it. Can we see pics of yours???
if you are planning to create a planted tank you have to take into account the plants that you want to put. adding co2(both gas or liquid) will increase your possible plants. also the lighting you have to take it into account. and a tip: put both slow growing and fast growing plant in your tank.
fast growing plants help minimize algae and slow growing plants don't require much pruning.
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post #12 of 52 Old 07-15-2012, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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What is the common name of the ground cover plant?
i think you are referring to hc.
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post #13 of 52 Old 07-15-2012, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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....had to rescape my tank because the sword just kept on growing. i transferred them to my ref pond.
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i am planning to add cherry barbs in this tank.about how many of them will do? 10 perhaps?
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post #16 of 52 Old 08-14-2012, 08:32 AM
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i am planning to add cherry barbs in this tank.about how many of them will do? 10 perhaps?
Hi. Personally, I like the idea of understocking because there is less ammonia going into the Nitrogen cycle nitrifying bacteria so there is less danger of that system being overwhelmed. In my 10G tank I have seven Pristella Tetras ( see picture left), six of them juvenile, and some pond snails, and I'm concerned, perhaps somewhat unnecessarily, about adding anything else. The plants can assimilate loads of ammonia before it gets to the nitrifying bacteria as well.

In any case, I would add that many fish 3 or 4 at a time, to allow the nitrifying bacteria to adjust to the higher amount of toxic ammonia and multiply.

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If this is a 10g tank, I would stay with 7 or 8 cherry barb. As noted in our profile, this fish really should have a bit more room. But with your nice aquascape with healthy plants, and weekly water changes, and considering the fairly quiet nature of the CB, should manage.

I would add them at once. You have floating plants and these will handle almost anything you can throw in there with respect to ammonia.

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post #18 of 52 Old 08-14-2012, 07:16 PM
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what does hc stand for?
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what does hc stand for?
Hemianthus callitrichoides.
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post #20 of 52 Old 10-17-2012, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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the store didn't have cherry barbs so i decided to have 4 rossy barbs. and the crypts dont look like mi oya after all, they seem to be c. willisii. if you have any idea what it was. it will help. on the tank is a resun bs 15e. and filtration really helps. its been running for 2 months and no irritating signs of algae. happy planting :D
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