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Old 04-22-2010, 06:41 PM   #11
 
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If you can have the tank in front of the window, a north window might work as it would not be direct sun; depends upon how bright the light is. That was just a thought, as I have read that it works well with small tanks. I'm in the process of trying this out with a 10g, one of these days soon.

If you have enought plants they cycle the tank for you, with only one fish (a betta was mentioned). So as soon as you have the plants in, off you go with the betta. After a week or so, you could add the 3 corys if they are still intended. I'm assuming hardy corys; if you intend pygmy or any of the rarer species, I would let the tank run a few weeks.

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Old 04-22-2010, 06:51 PM   #12
 
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Well after redchigh's post I have no idea what I want to do with fish. It will all depend on what my final PH comes out to be. So I guess Ill go hunt down some plants and let them start the cycle
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:43 AM   #13
 
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Even if you do a traditional fishless cycle, plants aren't bothered by a cycling tank so you can put them in the tank whenever you want.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:40 AM   #14
 
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In my last post I seem to have got a bit confused over the corys; I must have been thinking this was a 10g rather than a 5g as I would not suggest anything other than one of the dwarf cory species for a 5g. Kymmie is right, there is not enough space. And corys must be in small groups; with the dwarf species, I would never go with less than 5-6, 3 is not sufficient for their social aspects. Sorry for the mix-up, totally in my mind (or what's left of it these days). B.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:57 PM   #15
 
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Im getting some Red cherry shrimp and im thinking a sparkling gourmai if i can locate one local(shipping kills getting them off the internet) if i cant find the gourami i will go with a beta
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