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austinspeer810 12-02-2012 01:23 PM

What should I add to my 10 gallon tank?
 
I have a 10 gallon freshwater tank. I have two mollys and a swordfin. I also have an algae eater that is very small. I have three live plants and two aquarium decorations. I use an incadescent bulb but am debating about getting two flouresent bulbs or maybe an led (I can't decide which one). I want to add some more fish but I do not know which ones to add. Can someone give me some help so I can make my tank active and fun to watch.
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thekoimaiden 12-02-2012 04:45 PM

Unfortunately, there really isn't much more room for fish in there. The mollies and the swordtails actually need a larger tank. Instead of fish you could try adding snails or shrimp or more live plants.

Stoke88 12-03-2012 04:33 PM

If you plan on keeping it a planted aquarium I would suggest switching your incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's). That will give your the correct spectrum for your plants. As far as more inhabitants, a couple inverts would be okay or depending on your type of algae eater possibly another Molly.

austinspeer810 12-03-2012 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Stoke88 (Post 1336409)
If you plan on keeping it a planted aquarium I would suggest switching your incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's). That will give your the correct spectrum for your plants. As far as more inhabitants, a couple inverts would be okay or depending on your type of algae eater possibly another Molly.

What would be some possible additional inhabitants?
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Byron 12-04-2012 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by austinspeer810 (Post 1336436)
What would be some possible additional inhabitants?
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There is no room for more fish, and in fact the swordtail should be re-homed. This fish will attain 4-5 inches, and may reach 6 inches--if it is healthy. That is too much fish for a 10g. The profile recommends no less than a 30-inch tank length because this fish is an active swimmer and needs the space.

The molly is not a small fish either, with males at 3 inches and females possible of reaching 5 and possibly even 6 inches. To be healthy, they should go into a larger home too before very long.

Byron.

cpwebsite 12-08-2012 11:10 PM

I recommend LED. Return your fish [they will get to big, mollies like salt ect.]

Then you can put the following, which I think you'll like more!
*10 red cherry shrimp
*6 cardinal tetras
*1 bristlenose pleco

This will keep you a nice lively tank with all levels occupied. Make sure you put in a bunch of live plants.


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