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post #1 of 4 Old 09-15-2013, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, I am new to the forum. Got started with freshwater aquariums when my daughter moved back home for a bit and started a fish tank. Many mistakes later...she has moved and I now have the aquariums. Have research a lot about setting up a tank (which she never did and lost many fish). So, I have a 15 gallon with a Half-moon Betta, 2 Cory catfish and a Chinese Algae Eater (there were 2 golden Algae Eaters but I have moved them). I also have a 55 gallon planted tank that finished its cycle last week and now house the golden algae eaters. Will be adding to the 55 gal next week. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-15-2013, 02:21 PM
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Hi Chuntley,

Welcome to the forum! As for suggestions, think about putting that Chinese algae eater into the 55. I believe they can get up to 8 or 10 inches so the 15 gallon is obviously not going to hold him long! The rest of your stocking really depends on your water parameters.

-Kristen's tanks:

14g Tall:
Planted, eco-complete, Red Cherry Shrimp

16g Aqueon Bowfront:
Planted, eco-complete, 8 Ember tetras, 7 Green neon tetras, 6 Harlequin Rasboras

36 Aqueon Bowfront: Planted, sand, 10 Julii cories, 8 Zebra Danios
7 Cherry Barbs, Asst snails & Ghost shrimp
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-15-2013, 02:29 PM
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Chuntley, I'm moving your into. to your own new thread. I'll leave a re-direct from this thread for a month in case you subscribed to it.

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-15-2013, 03:01 PM
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hello and welcome.

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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