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SeeBee 06-23-2011 08:10 PM

My new 10 gallon tank guppies now... what else?
 
Hello :lol: I previously posted with a 3 gallon tank issue in the forums
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...ium-any-72740/
I realized 3 gallons was not what I really wanted and I upgraded to a 10 gallon. I currently have 3 male guppies. I know for sure I have a sunrise, a snakeskin, and I think a black phantom. I dont have clear pictures of them but I will when I can catch them in a corner.

I would like to share some photos of my upgrade and tell you what I have, and hopefully get some suggestions for stocking a few more fish.

Setup:
10 gallon tank
Glass Versa Top with 10" single tube Fluorescent Strip light (whats the best to get for live plants)
Aqua Clear Power Filter for 5-20 gallon tank
25 lbs of gravel, plastic plants
3 live plants ( banana plant, oriental sword? I dont know if it is or not... that is what the info tag and picture said but I think it was mis-labeled),
resin cast tree stump
1 mini LED suction light I turn on normally late at night before I go to bed to watch my fish, then I turn it off so they have a natural light cycle between day and night.

I added the water from my 3 gallon about a week ago so this tank has only been cycling for less than a week now. I have been up to date on water changes with the 3 gallon and testing the pH so far so good. Here are my pictures. Any suggestions for more stocking down the road would be great. (Sorry for the enormous post)


nice pirhana 06-23-2011 09:12 PM

:lol: nice set up....love the log center piece.

those are some great pics by the way
:shock:

SeeBee 06-25-2011 12:59 PM

Thanks pirahna :) Hopefully I can get some pictures of my little guppy friends when they slow down.

BarbH 06-25-2011 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SeeBee (Post 710250)
Hello :lol: I previously posted with a 3 gallon tank issue in the forums
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...ium-any-72740/
I realized 3 gallons was not what I really wanted and I upgraded to a 10 gallon. I currently have 3 male guppies. I know for sure I have a sunrise, a snakeskin, and I think a black phantom. I dont have clear pictures of them but I will when I can catch them in a corner.

I would like to share some photos of my upgrade and tell you what I have, and hopefully get some suggestions for stocking a few more fish.

Setup:
10 gallon tank
Glass Versa Top with 10" single tube Fluorescent Strip light (whats the best to get for live plants)
Aqua Clear Power Filter for 5-20 gallon tank
25 lbs of gravel, plastic plants
3 live plants ( banana plant, oriental sword? I dont know if it is or not... that is what the info tag and picture said but I think it was mis-labeled),
resin cast tree stump
1 mini LED suction light I turn on normally late at night before I go to bed to watch my fish, then I turn it off so they have a natural light cycle between day and night.

I added the water from my 3 gallon about a week ago so this tank has only been cycling for less than a week now. I have been up to date on water changes with the 3 gallon and testing the pH so far so good. Here are my pictures. Any suggestions for more stocking down the road would be great. (Sorry for the enormous post)


For fish you could add something like a small group of dwarf cory, pygmy cory or possibly a few otos to add interest to the bottom of the tank. Depending on what the hardness and the ph of your water is will determine what will work. If you check out the profiles it will give you the information that you need for the requirements of this fish and the hardness and ph that they require. The fish profiles can be found at the top of the page second tab.

For your lighting you want to look for something that is around 6000 K if in the plants section on the forum there is a very helpful series on planted aquariums which covers some of the issues on lighting.

The plant to me does look like it is some type of sword in the fish profiles section there is also a section on freshwater plants that you can check out. If someone elese is unable to identify the type of sword you could compare the pictures to your plant either here or you could try a place llike sweet aquatics on the web. The have a large assortment of swords that they sell along with pictures that may help.

BarbH 06-25-2011 01:32 PM

One other quick thought that came to mind after posting, is that you want to make sure that your tank is cycled before adding new fish


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