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Sageo3000 06-05-2009 10:41 PM

any ideas?
 
I just bought this 5 gallon cube aquarium. Any cool ideas for it? probably going to max out at 2-3 fish. something interesting. ><. The hang on filter i have for the tank is too strong; it makes too much of a current. I was planning on putting some tape around the intake. Any other suggestions?

Sageo3000 06-05-2009 11:17 PM

here is a pic.

http://i41.tinypic.com/2csj3vp.jpg

I want to do something that i couldn't do in my 60 gallon.

Arkamaic 06-06-2009 12:19 AM

hmm I'm kinda stumped, I wouldnt even know what to suggest. haha

Ever thot of doing a nano reef?

Tigerfish 06-06-2009 10:46 AM

hmm 5 gal especially a cube doesn't allow much swimming room, I would suggest a betta and maybe a few shrimp. I had minnows in my 5 gal before and did alright.
Tip: for the filter intake most filters have a way to change the water flow; the flow control knob normally sticks out above the filter's cover, twist that and it will change the water flow into the filter.

White Cloud Mountain Minnow - Tanichthys albonubes

http://www.fishforum.com/freshwater-...y-ideas-24581/

Freshwater Shrimp in the Aquarium or Petshrimp.com -- Freshwater Shrimp Hub of the world

Tigerfish

Sageo3000 06-06-2009 05:04 PM

i was thinking of a Black Kuhli Loaches. atleast until it gets big enough for the main tank.

Tigerfish 06-06-2009 11:18 PM

that'd be cool or u could keep it for a hospital tank too

Horseluver50 06-08-2009 06:53 PM

guppies :) they rock

Fishin Pole 06-09-2009 08:22 AM

i would try a colony of some type of shrimp...........Cherries, Blue Pearl, or the Banana Yellows...............Rather a maintainance free tank other than water changes and they are entertaining to watch..........Could add a few snails of some type...........Could look into one of the species of dwarf crayfish.............I recently purchased a pair of dwarf orange crayfish for a 10 gallon i had around.......They now live peacefully with my male guppies and have had no issues what so ever

Tyyrlym 06-09-2009 08:51 AM

I'd agree with the shrimp, guppy, or betta suggestions. There's not a lot of swimming room for active fish, or enough water for much in the way of schooling fish. I like small tanks but your options are always limited.


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