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tankbud 03-09-2008 04:32 PM

i want to start a 10 gallon
i have a ten gallon that is empty im planning on (now try to picture this) natural sand small piece of driftwood, live plants (not sure which yet maybe you can give me some ideas),3 dwarf puffers and 4-5 ottos of course some snails not for the tank if you know what i mean :lol: how does this sound?

It'sJames 03-09-2008 07:11 PM

That sounds like a great setup to me! The puffers will really like the live plants.

jeaninel 03-09-2008 07:23 PM

Anubias Nana and crypts (I think Wendtii) are doing well for me in my 10 gallon with sand. I also have java fern. You could tie the java fern to the driftwood. These are all low light plants, no CO2 needed.

donpatch 03-09-2008 11:19 PM

Sounds pretty nice to me.

blueblue48 03-10-2008 05:47 PM

what kind of snails? it matters because they might eat plants (ramshorns).

tankbud 03-11-2008 01:48 PM

hmmm interesting im not sure maybe apple sails they are going to be food anyway

blueblue48 03-11-2008 04:09 PM

lol oops sorry i forgot about puffers. sounds like a good idea to me, check this link for some bigginner plants:

Falina 03-11-2008 06:27 PM

Pond snails may be a better optin to begin with. They breed like crazy so you would have a better supply for the puffers, and their shells are softer and a little easier for the puffers to eat.

okiemavis 03-12-2008 07:52 PM

Plus, they're WAY cheaper. My LFS gives them to me for free if I ask. There's a reason they're called "pest snails"

tankbud 03-12-2008 09:23 PM

wow cool i can do that cheap is always good or free is better but can any one give me more ideas on begginer plants do i need a co2 canister ?and can i put 4 or 5 puffers or is it better with just 3 this will be a hopfully heavy planted tank what lite is best for this?

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