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Fishylover27 06-23-2011 03:16 PM

Ideas for stocking a 35 gallon aquarium??
 
:-P:-PI have a hexagonal 35 gallon aquarium that I'm hoping to stock with tropical community fish. Any ideas?? Thanks:lol::-D

Fishylover27 06-23-2011 03:18 PM

bump(:

Fishylover27 06-23-2011 03:21 PM

anyone):

Fishylover27 06-23-2011 03:39 PM

hello??

lcbrent 06-24-2011 12:31 PM

If you like sublt but quite pretty I'd suggest some of the small tetras. Like the Glowlight tetra or buenos ares tetra. Not nessisarily together. They are both schooling and a lot of fun to watch. What kind of fish have you had before?

Fishylover27 06-25-2011 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by lcbrent (Post 710897)
If you like sublt but quite pretty I'd suggest some of the small tetras. Like the Glowlight tetra or buenos ares tetra. Not nessisarily together. They are both schooling and a lot of fun to watch. What kind of fish have you had before?


thanks for the idea(: I have been with african cichlids....but Im open to try to enhance my fish keeping abilities:-D:-D

lcbrent 06-27-2011 08:46 PM

well lots of the tetras are quite easy to keep so that adds to the fun. less work and more time to just watch them go. Add some cherry shrimp for cleaners and some plants. :) I saw a really cuit tank in my local fishery set up that way; Glow light tetras with the cherry shrimp, a few large rock and severy live plants.

Look forward to seeing what you deside on.

Fishylover27 06-27-2011 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by lcbrent (Post 714567)
well lots of the tetras are quite easy to keep so that adds to the fun. less work and more time to just watch them go. Add some cherry shrimp for cleaners and some plants. :) I saw a really cuit tank in my local fishery set up that way; Glow light tetras with the cherry shrimp, a few large rock and severy live plants.

Look forward to seeing what you deside on.


That sounds like a beautiful set up!! What kinds of live plants?? Any suggestions?? I would love to have live plants, oh and are shrimp really easy to care for? Thanks for ALL of the helpful tips Icbrent!!!!!:-P:-P:-P

lcbrent 07-26-2011 01:19 PM

Sorry for dropping off. My kitty had a run in with a dog and got pretty roughed up. She's much better now. :)

Back to fishy land.

Shrimp seem to have a full spectrum of easy to very challenging just like fish. I got some ghost/glass shrimp to try out. (they are commonly sold as live feeders, 12 for a $1) I put them in my community tank to try to clean some of the plastic plants. They are saposed to be some of the easiest to keep but they don't live very long, only about a year. I read that they were great starter shrimp to see if you want to get into the shrimp world. Thats why I gave them a try. My little guys are doing well and even layed a bunch of eggs. :) I'll post some pictures if you like. Here is a website I've been exploring for some information on them: Planet Inverts Home .:. Freshwater Aquarium Shrimp, Crystal Red Shrimp, Red Cherry Shrimp, Crayfish and more.. This one is neat too: Freshwater Aquarium Shrimp - TheShrimpFarm.com

As for plants... I have never tried working with them. I was always too intimidated. But my cooworker and fellow fish enthusiest recently has taken the plunge in her goldfish tank. Just a few, 3. They all seem to be doing just fine. She doesn't have anything special in it, filter, air, rock gravel, 2 goldfish, 3 cory, 1 platty.

The few fish folks at the fish shop I trust that I talked with seemed to think that as long as you didn't want to have a "heavily" planted tank it was nesisary to get all crazy with CO2 and lots of additives. Just a bit of the plant friendly gravel and some fertilizer every so often and they would do okay as long as the plants were not on the menue of the fishes food.

One plant you can definatly try that is very easy is a moss ball. I'm not sure what it's scientific name is but thats a common name for it. It's litterly just a ball of moss. Very neat.

Hope this was helpful. I look forward to hearing what you put together for your tank.

-lisa


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