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We are moving to a new office, so our boss said we can have a fish tank. Most probably we will have a 30- 40 gallon long tank.
I would like to know some low maintained fish. I can change the water min twice a month with some good filtration system.
Need some colorful for an office environment. Thanks!
 

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We are moving to a new office, so our boss said we can have a fish tank. Most probably we will have a 30- 40 gallon long tank.
I would like to know some low maintained fish. I can change the water min twice a month with some good filtration system.
Need some colorful for an office environment. Thanks!

tetras or guppies ^.^
 

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less work too
 

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I agree with the above, pending on the office water parameters. A heavily planted tank can thrive perfectly on it's own with minimal water changes, although weekly water changes are preferred.

Let us know what you parameters are, you can take a sample of your tap water to a LFS (local fish store) and have them give you the readings for it, primarily gH and kH

PS - I see you work for a internet marketing firm..?..I'm taking marketing class this fall, should be fun!!!
 

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I agree, lots of plants can sometimes cut down the frequency of water changes..

Again, I urge you to test your offices tap water. It may be different from home.
Tell us the Ph and I'll comment.

Is Money an issue? Would you me more inclined to cheaper fish, or would more rare fish be nice?

Regardless, I agree that if you have basic water, livebearers would be better... I may suggest swordtails and platies... They're the same price and a bit less 'common' than guppies...
Celestial Pearl danios would be nice in basic water as well...

For acidic water... A large school of tetras would be nice... or maybe a school of 6 cardinals, a school of 6-8 hatchetfish, and a pair of angels? Well planted with varius swords as well...
Be sure to snag an echinodorus augistifolia var. Vesuvius... Very odd-looking.
 

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I agree with the above, pending on the office water parameters. A heavily planted tank can thrive perfectly on it's own with minimal water changes, although weekly water changes are preferred.

Let us know what you parameters are, you can take a sample of your tap water to a LFS (local fish store) and have them give you the readings for it, primarily gH and kH

PS - I see you work for a internet marketing firm..?..I'm taking marketing class this fall, should be fun!!!
I dont think we have the testing facilities in sri lankan fish stores. all the lfs know shit about fish. :oops:
maybe I'll have to buy a kit from online.
I think i'll get some neons/cardinal and angels perhaps? I wont be able to have a heavily planted tank cause we dont have the substrate in lfs either (shitty country i know).
I had to make my own for my fish tank at home lol (very messy!)

any how thanks for the replies guys I appreciate the help.



*Yeah I work at an online marketing firm, wish you all the best for your studies :)
 

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0.0 gonna be hard but you can get wood and stick plant on the and skip the subtrate
 

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Can you order gravel shiipped in with your water test kit? The plants would be worth the effort, if possible. Not to mention the tank will look so much nicer with a gravel bottom and stay cleaner looking. I don't know what your budget is or if it is possible but something to think about. Good luck to you.
 

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Sand might be an option. With plants such as java fern and anubias ,substrate would matter little.
 

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One of my favorite tanks to watch is my angel tank with Rummynose Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras and cories. It has a sand substrate with a few Anubias plants tied to a large piece of driftwood and some tall fake plants. It's very peaceful and serene to watch and is a real stress reliever. Cardinals or neons would also be nice. But as stated check your water for Ph and hardness. You may be able to ask the local water company for these numbers.
 

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I can find gravel here, but i cant find aqua soil or any of those kind of substrate. I like planted tanks very much too. I will planting some but not heavily.
yeah I was planning to have a driftwood as well. Cant miss that!;-)

Yeah I'll try to check the water parameters as well. I know a lfs they "might" have these things (fingers crossed) :p I'll keep you guys posted!
 

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I can find gravel here, but i cant find aqua soil or any of those kind of substrate. I like planted tanks very much too. I will planting some but not heavily.
yeah I was planning to have a driftwood as well. Cant miss that!;-)

Yeah I'll try to check the water parameters as well. I know a lfs they "might" have these things (fingers crossed) :p I'll keep you guys posted!

excellent news! A lot of people have planted tanks in normal aquarium gravel. If you get heavy root feeding plants like Swords, you might just have to add a few root tabs to the gravel. Hopefully your LFS will have a lot more of the things you need then you thought. Good Luck.
 
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