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austinspeer810 12-13-2012 02:08 PM

Getting A New Tank!!!
 
Hello everyone!!!

I am really excited because I am getting a brand new tank for christmas!!! I currently have a 10 gallon tank that I love but I will be getting a 36 gallon bow tank as a christmas gift. What would be some cool fish to get for it? I want to get a good mix of fish and different colors as well. Also I am looking for fish ideas at first and I will definitely want to get some more as time goes on. I currently have two angels but I got them for my 10 gallon tank (as of now) because the price was right and I have never seen any angels like them. They will be transferred over to the new tank once it is up and running in a few weeks.

austinspeer810 12-13-2012 02:09 PM

Damn Ghost Shrimp!!
 
So I purchased about five ghost shirmp for my tank the other day. The only problem is that they always get stuck in my filter!!! How to I avoid this in the future if it is even possible

JDM 12-13-2012 03:33 PM

You can wrap the intake in foam. I understand that works for frogs (had this problem with a tank at work... just stopped trying to keep frogs)

http://www.frogforum.net/attachments...ank-61886c.jpg
Jeff.

emeraldsky 12-13-2012 04:38 PM

They have specific sponges made to cover filters intake to save fry/shrimp/frogs etc.

Fluval Edge Pre-Filter Sponge - Filter Media - Fish - PetSmart

This is the one I use and recommend. Its a bit denser than the other sponges I've used so less can get trapped in it. My fish like picking at the bits it catches too :-)

austinspeer810 12-13-2012 04:40 PM

then how does it catch the stuff it is trying to filter?

JDM 12-13-2012 05:35 PM

Think of it as a "pre"-filter that just catches bigger stuff before the main filter does. It will need cleaning as well, and probably more often than the main I might guess.

Jeff.


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