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redchigh 04-09-2010 02:07 PM

Might be getting 2 new tanks! ideas?
I found someone offering 2 tanks on Freecycle-
1 is 29G and 1 is a 10G...

10G I can use for shrimps, tetras, or similiar... but I've only ever had 10G's...

What should I do with the 29G?

(It doesn't have a lid, so nothing that jumps... right now I only have a lid on 1 of my 10G's)

Maybe I could keep a pair of my green terror fry that I'm trying to sell and let them grow out and keep them?

I personally like the idea of large schools of tiny tetras... maybe going for a south american biotope (since my tap water has a PH of around 6)?

Can I keep a pair of angels in a 29G with some other small tetras/characins?

Should I follow the inch per gallon rule?

Wow, I'm like a kid in a candy store... never had a "big" tank before. :p
Feel like such a n00b.

d0r0g0 04-09-2010 02:52 PM

Seems like you need a little focus, lol.

29G isn't all that much bigger than your 10g's. You could probably have 2 or 3 small schools (6 or 7) of some small tetras like neons/cardinals and the like in addition to a couple bottom feeders and the typical cleanup crew.

29g might be a bit small for angels, and I'd try to avoid keeping small tetras with angels as well.

Hope this helps!

iamntbatman 04-10-2010 03:49 AM

I think 29g is a little on the small side for angels and green terrors.

Have a look at this:

I think the first thing you should consider are your source water's pH and hardness and work from there.

Angel079 04-10-2010 08:12 AM

Because of the tank's size I'd not put Angels nor Green Terror in it.
What about a pair of blue ram's and 1 school of Tetra's you like for it? Or if you wanna try your hands on something new try some Killi fish :-D

And def agree set up a nice shrimp farm with a sponge filter with the 10g :-D Lid is no issue, just buy a think small piece of plexi glass at your homestore and done or if you don't wanna hassle with the cutting buy these (that's what I did for my shrimp farms)

redchigh 04-10-2010 12:07 PM

Well, maybe make it a dwarf puffer breeding setup?

I want to get something that I can't fit in a 10G.

Maybe 3 or 4 coolie loaches with just a betta and a small tetra group (something tiny, maybe ember tetras would be too wide for the betta to eat? I know they'll suck down a neon...)

Source water is acidic. most of what I'm heard in this topic I already know, just got exited. lol.

As far as keeping angels with tetras, I've seen tanks with them together... but now that I think about it they were 60 gal tanks... big difference.

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