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Embrace 11-29-2009 07:52 AM

New tank for Christmas?
 
Hi guys,

I was thinking of asking for a tank for Christmas. Trouble is I'm new to the hobby and I am unsure which tank to get?
I will not have much room so preferably a small(ish) tank.
I need it to have a VERY silent filter
and that's it really :).
I was thinking of a cold-water set up if that helps :).
Any advice would be much appreciated.

Also I am living in the U.K so no American websites please :lol:.
Thanks again,
Embrace
:-P

Angel079 11-29-2009 09:54 AM

Well the best to do (apart from coming here and asking first & then shop):
- Exactly where you wanna set up the tank at, measure it what size you have available there
- Quiet filter is not a problem, and for small tank I suggest a sponge filter
- Do you want the tank planted (that determines what lights to get for the tank)?
- Decide first what fish you like, many are tropical, you say 'cold water' which means I assume you don't want to add a heater but rather house them at room temp, that narrows it down quite some (Brows here, see what fish looks nice to you https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/...lies.cfm?c=830)
- Last but not least, you need to know your water parameters as many fish require a differed hardness (KH) and a different pH. Meaning if you get fish that require soft water, houseing them in hard water will not allow them to thrive and possibly die quick and vise versa.


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