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Old 04-30-2012, 05:18 PM   #11
 
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also, what is the best type of cory. again i dont mind the maitanince or food prep. but which ones would be best suted for this tank and will get along well with the previously mentioned tetras
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:25 PM   #12
 
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What color gravel will you have? If you are thinking of black gravvel, I would suggest albino cories as they show up so nice against the black gravel. I have also found MY albino to be much more playful then my peppered cories. I think either would work for you.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:33 PM   #13
 
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thank you. if you could help me with this it would be much apreciated. my dad currently has an oscar in the tank im getting. that is why i am getting the tank what is the best tank for it.it is prob. a little under a foot (7-10 seens about right).
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:40 PM   #14
 
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Holy Cow! He has an Oscar in the 20 gallon hex tank? Oh my goodness. Please tell me he is moving that fish to a much much larger tank? Hopefully a 75 gallon or so? At least 4 foot long tank.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:52 PM   #15
 
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that is why im getting the hex i have been telling him to move it to a different aquarium. at one point it was mine and it was small(so was i) when i put it in there it looked nice for a while with some scissor tails and 2 plecos oviously overstocked but i was small. it killed the rassaboras in 2 weeks when the would fit in its mouth same thing with the first pleco and a year ago the other pleco (the pleco was almost as big as the oscar) it is the least i could do to clean it once a month. he IS moving it in about 5 weeks to probobly a 100gal. when we get our new house and more room. i will also have more room for some tanks. i will look into that graval and some live plants too. P.S. your aquariums are beutiful. you should make like a book on your sucess you are oviously well rounded. i was also wondering another thing. im getting a 25 gal. long is that enough fo the ram? i am loving the look of the fish. if you have any advice on anything else i will heed it all you and the others have been a very large help.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:26 PM   #16
 
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About the female betta in the tank. It could work, but females are known to be just as aggressive as males sometimes. If you do attempt to put a female betta in the tank, be sure to add her last (as introducing new fish to "her" home could cause aggression) and have a backup plan in case she is too aggressive.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:29 PM   #17
 
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You could have 1 pair of German Blue Ram in the 25 gallon BUT you are not ready to even think about fish yet. If you are moving, you would first need to find out the parameters of your source water. PH, GH etc... Once you are in your new house and settled in, we could talk more about whether or not this or that fish might work.

I am happy to hear that poor Oscar will be moving to a much larger tank.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:32 PM   #18
 
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haha. i guess i did get a little too excited but i just cant wait but how and what do i test? do you know like a link or something. i dont know where to even begin
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:05 PM   #19
 
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You can begin by purchasing an API Master Test kit for the freshwater aquarium. The liquid kit, not the strips as the liquid is more accurate. Test your source water (the water you will use to fill the tank and do water changes) Also, you can call your city hall or water department to get a complete study of the water parameters. You will still need the test kit as you will use it often to make sure the water remains safe for the fish in it.

Remember fish are stuck (by us) in an enclosed environment. It is not their choice and they cannot escape if the water becomes less then comfortable for them to breath. It is our responsibility to keep it clean, fresh and safe for them. Same goes for putting them in the right tank. The old saying "a fish only grows as big as the tank it is in" is not true. The fish might not appear on the outside to grow too big but that stunting, is hurting them inside and will likely shorten their lifespan and most certainly harm their quality of life.

There is much you can do while you are waiting to move. Find out about the water. Purchase some of the essentials. Water test kit, siphon for water changes. Study fish species. Remember, they all need water parameters that will be comfortable for them. Not all fish get along etc.... So much to do, it should keep you busy. ;)

Check out some of the stickies on there like "fish-less cycle"
Look into plants also, read about what they require.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:16 PM   #20
 
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i just want to thank you for helping me in sure you get many of these posts based on your status but i deeply apreciate your patience with me and you kindness thank you. i will be posting pictures before you know it. heck with enough luck i might even get pic. of the month and i will thak you for it. thank you.
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