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IonBaller07 04-05-2009 04:39 PM

My new tank - I need fish ideas
Well after I decided that i really wanted some fish and doing a bit of research I went out shopping today for the tank and supplies. firstI stopped at the local flea market looking for a tank. I found a pretty nasty looking 10g that looked like it probably had some kids goldfish it it because of the little rainbow gravel and lack of heater/filter and that it wsa being sold at the flea market. So I asked how much he wanted and he said $1 I was so happy. I willingly gave him my dollar and walked away.

Then I went to the local Petco to get the rest of the setup and ended up picking up a starter kit that had a Tetra Whisper filter, Tetra submersable heater, a pump with a bubble rock thing, 3 plants, and water conditioner. I also bought some decorations and some gravel.The thermometer that it came with appeared to suck so I am using the digital thermometer I was using for my geckos. Ive set it up and put the conditioner in. Petcoo said I can take some water there for them to test.

Now I just have to wait for the water to work itself out right? My real question is what kind of fishshould I put in there. I would prefer one two medium fish than 4-5 little guppies. I also am not very fond of "normal" looking fish, like black mollies and such. If I cantfind anything better I will probably just get a betta butI was hoping for some cool ideas. I was going to get a few dwarf puffers but they might be a little too small. and Im not sure if I can care for them properly.

Now after all the delay heres the pics: Its hard to see but there is a plant in front and behind both column things.

Ohh and when do those crappy bubbles that are covering everything in the tank go away.

Edit- I noticed it looks like the plants have brown stuff on them in the last pic, its just the bubbles on the plant+crappy pic quality.

IonBaller07 04-05-2009 04:51 PM

And as you can see Im going to need a hood w/ light because you can barely see in there.

Twistersmom 04-05-2009 04:57 PM

I don"t have any suggestions, just wanted to say all the trapped air bubbles will go away in a day or two.

IonBaller07 04-05-2009 04:57 PM

Alright thanks

veganchick 04-05-2009 09:57 PM

bettas are cool, so are dwarf gourami and blue rams, altho blue rams are kinda hard to care for

willow 04-06-2009 04:07 AM

congrats on the $ tank :)
it looks good. :)
and yeah the bubbles will go,don't worry.

travcoe 04-07-2009 03:43 AM


Originally Posted by IonBaller07 (Post 185627)
Now I just have to wait for the water to work itself out right?

You need to cycle your tank. Here's a couple links to look at.
The tank looks good!

IonBaller07 04-08-2009 10:22 PM

I got a few updates-
Tank with new lighting:
First Inhabitant: (Male Crowntail Betta-Snowflake)
Second-Seventh Inhabitants: (Neon Tetras-All named Neo):
Inhabitant 8 + 9 are both ghost shrimp. One is in the tank hiding so I cant get pics of him, this is the pregnant female that is isolated in a fish bowl, wanna see if it can have babies: (shes the thing chilaxing on the plant)
Inhabitant 10 is a little baby snail the size of a small pea, he snuck in with the ghost shrimp water, his name is lucky because he hasnt been eaten yet. No pics though hes too small.

willow 04-09-2009 07:17 AM

the tanks look great.
snowflake is beautiful !

Holeintheworld 04-13-2009 08:39 PM

Wow $1 thats great! And ya Snowflake is gorgeous! You could get cleaner fish, but make sure its a small one that stays small, Zebra and Leopard Plecos are pretty small or 2 small cory cats would be nice too, depending on how many fish you have in the tank already.
Good luck!

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