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post #1 of 12 Old 12-26-2011, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Hey EVeryone!!!

Hey Everyone. My names Jamie. I'm 22 years old. I got a 6 gallon tank for christmas.I love it, it's my first tank. I got 4 tetras and 1 red tail shark. Here's a picture.

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-26-2011, 06:31 AM
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Hi Jamie,

Welcome to TFK and congrats. on your first tank. If you're like the majority of us, you'll be wanting more tanks soon :)

Just want to point out that the red tailed shark can get up to 6" or more and does require a much larger tank to thrive. I would consider re-homing or returning it unless you already have plans for an upgrade.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #3 of 12 Old 12-27-2011, 06:40 AM
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have you read about freshwater tank cycling?

i agree with the red tail shark. congrats on the new tank though, and welcome to the forum.
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post #4 of 12 Old 12-27-2011, 10:01 AM
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hello and welcome.
nice christmas present.

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 #5 of 12 Old 12-27-2011, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, I plan on moving my red tailed shark to a bigger tank once he get bigger and the tank was cycled. Thanks Everyone.
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post #6 of 12 Old 12-27-2011, 03:11 PM
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does he hide ?

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 #7 of 12 Old 12-27-2011, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Sometimes, I only have one plant in there. Should I add more?
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post #8 of 12 Old 12-27-2011, 10:55 PM
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Welcome!

Is that a Fruval Edge I think? I have one of those as well (if it is) And love that tank.
I have it sitting here next to my monitor where I can watch it often. I gave up on keeping it filled up to the very top as it should be a while back, but it still looks really cool and the fish seem happier that way anyway.
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post #9 of 12 Old 12-28-2011, 05:01 PM
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Sometimes, I only have one plant in there. Should I add more?
yes i would,and add perhaps a little cave or two,the more cover fish have,you'll
often find the more they will come out,as they feel less threatened.

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 #10 of 12 Old 12-29-2011, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome!

Is that a Fruval Edge I think? I have one of those as well (if it is) And love that tank.
I have it sitting here next to my monitor where I can watch it often. I gave up on keeping it filled up to the very top as it should be a while back, but it still looks really cool and the fish seem happier that way anyway.
Yep it's a fluval Edge. I love it.
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