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post #1 of 11 Old 11-22-2010, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all

Another excited newbie here. Our family currently has 2 tanks: a 10 gallon planted with 6 neon tetras and 2 glass cats. We just added the glass cats this past weekend. The store had only the two glass cats so we hope to add more soon. Our other tank is a 20 gallon long with one male betta so far. Eventually we want to add some good tank mates for the betta too. The betta actually really seems to be happy with the amount of space. We have lots of hiding places for him and he likes to swim and explore the entire tank.

We are really enjoying our new found passion!
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-22-2010, 03:05 PM
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I would put the betta in the 10g with some cories and have a small community in the 20g..

26 Gallon Community:
5 Platies

4 Mollies

3 Guppys

1 Swordtail
11 Neon Tetras
1 Red Tailed Shark
Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
Snakes-
Coral: Rat X Corn
CoCo: Rat

R.I.P Saphire You'll always be in my heart






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post #3 of 11 Old 11-22-2010, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Yes. We've thought about switching them around. The 20 gallon is in my son's room and the 10 gallon is in my daughter's, so getting the kids to go along with the switch is the tricky part. But I agree that would make the most sense.
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post #4 of 11 Old 11-22-2010, 03:15 PM
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Just mean more array of fish for you!!!

26 Gallon Community:
5 Platies

4 Mollies

3 Guppys

1 Swordtail
11 Neon Tetras
1 Red Tailed Shark
Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
Snakes-
Coral: Rat X Corn
CoCo: Rat

R.I.P Saphire You'll always be in my heart






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post #5 of 11 Old 11-22-2010, 04:44 PM
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hello and welcome to you and your family. :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #6 of 11 Old 11-22-2010, 07:48 PM
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Hi and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #7 of 11 Old 11-22-2010, 07:50 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

That is one lucky betta :)

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #8 of 11 Old 11-22-2010, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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The betta is currently living the good life in the 20 gallon. Eventually we will probably swap the fish around and move the betta to the 10 gallon.
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post #9 of 11 Old 11-27-2010, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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The betta seems quite content alone in the 20 gallon. So the new plan is to upgrade the 10 gallon fish to a 55 gallon! My wife thinks I've gone completely off the deep end. In the mean time our betta will remain the loan inhabitant of the 20 gallon long.

Thank you for all the input.
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post #10 of 11 Old 11-28-2010, 12:19 AM
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nice

go 55....hello and welcome...now thats an upgrade...

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