10-25-2010, 06:20 AM
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I have a plan! I think this will work! And I can keep my Swordtails with a little bit of room for more!
Ok, here is the plan. I have to buy an internal filter because the water flow is to heavy for my Lemons, right? So that will leave my Tetra-unfriendly power filter not even in use. I can go to my other LFS and get an empty 10g tank and put my old filter (which I've only had since June) and put it on the new tank! How does that sound?
Then I can move my swordtails over. I have to find something to do with my corydoras, though. I don't have room for 5 of them and my 2 Swortails. Besides, I want to get a platy! Platys and Swordtails should do fine together, right?
I also think guppies are pretty but, I read on the Tropical Fish Profiles (up top) that you should not put them with other fish that nip fins. I know from expirence that at least one of my Swordtails will nip fins (when my betta lived with my 3 fish in GatorSwamp, back when I had 4 fish in GatorSwamp). Will it leave the guppy alone because they are both livebearers (right?)? You all can give me ypo (your personal opinion).
So the Lemons I plan to leave in the tank they're in now. I really want a glass shrimp in that tank. I couldn't find anything on glass shrimp. I need to know if the shrimp will (or could) harm my Tetras, alter pH and softness to unsuitable (and stay unsuitable), if it will overstock my aquarium, or if it will be attacked by my Lemons. Can anybody tell me if they think 6 Lemons and a glass shrimp will work? Thanks!
I also want to plant GatorSwamp (Tetras 10g). The only plants I can find are Aponogeton bulbs. I have never researched plants because...I don't know how. If Aponogeton bulbs are a problem with Tetras, glass shrimp, or water chemistry (soft water, 6.8pH) please let me know. I already planted 2 afew months ago. But I can remove them if they are causeing problems.
This is my planned setup so please post if something won't work. I should be able to afford this in just afew less than a month!
Tank 1 (Tetras 10g) pH 6.8, temp 76, internal filter, planted
6 Lemon Tetras
1 Glass Shrimp
Tank 2 (livebearers 10g) pH 7.6, temp 78, power filter
If this setup is a problem, please post. Thanks!
Last edited by small fry; 10-25-2010 at 06:22 AM..
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