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FrightyDog 04-16-2013 06:00 PM

Starting new 10 gallon freshwater tank!
 
Hello all! I am starting a new tank. 10 gallons to be specific! Right now it is all i can afford because bigger is quite expensive. I would love 30 but i dont want to spend anything over 50$...anyways I would like to know (like in my saltwater new tank help) What i need and What i can put in there. I am for sure putting Alpha my Betta fish in there. He has been with 3 ghost shrimp in a 1 gallon with no filter no nothing. Just little rocks and a color wheel. He picked at them and atually took off the front legs of one (they are now all dead). So for this one I am going to have a cave for my little shrimp but what other fish can I add with him? What plants should I get, if i should get any? It is a brand new tank so should I wait to put the fish in it? Any help would be greaT so thank you!

MoneyMitch 04-16-2013 06:10 PM

need to know gh kh and ph, do you plan on doing any live plants?

FrightyDog 04-16-2013 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by MoneyMitch (Post 1774817)
need to know gh kh and ph, do you plan on doing any live plants?

I do not know what gh and kh stand for. if you mean pH as in acidity I have not made it yet. I am getting it thrusday and I want to know all the means for it before I start any fish. And yes I do plan on getting live plants if 10 gallons is enough room

fish monger 04-16-2013 06:16 PM

Have you already purchased the tank ? If so, what came with it ? You could probably get a pretty complete 10g kit for $50.

MoneyMitch 04-16-2013 06:17 PM

10 gallons is plentyyyyyyyyy of room. gh and kh are part of what make up your ph... cant recommend any fish witout atelast a ph measurement.

FrightyDog 04-16-2013 06:24 PM

Ok then well thanks. I havent purchased the tank yet so I cannot tell you the pH levels. The only thing I can say is I am adding a betta fish. So should I continue this forum once I get everything set up? Any advice would be great :)

MoneyMitch 04-16-2013 06:30 PM

continuing to use the forum is totally up to you once you get your tank setup. but it is impossible to recommend fish for water paramiters that we have no idea what are. wrong recommendations can cause problems with the fish and likely death.

FrightyDog 04-16-2013 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by MoneyMitch (Post 1775081)
continuing to use the forum is totally up to you once you get your tank setup. but it is impossible to recommend fish for water paramiters that we have no idea what are. wrong recommendations can cause problems with the fish and likely death.

Well thank you for that, but does ten gallon stop any fish from being allowed in there? Like angelfish?

MoneyMitch 04-16-2013 06:36 PM

yes, angelfish are too big as adults to be in there

FrightyDog 04-16-2013 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by MoneyMitch (Post 1775169)
yes, angelfish are too big as adults to be in there

Any other fish (other than pondfish) that I can't put in there?


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