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Old 01-27-2014, 05:05 PM   #1
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cold water to tropical

hi guys. i have a cold water tank and in a year or so would like to go tropical. is this easy to do? if so whats the best way?
i have 2 white cloud minnow fish and 2 platies. when i go tropival ill be getting a bigger tank as mine is only 28l ( which i think is 7 gallon)

the reason im asking is because i like to learn all i need to know before i do it. and i wont just do it and learn the hard way. i want to be 100% comptent in what im doing.

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As far as I know, the only difference is having a heater. I've never kept a cold water though so don't know if there's anything special involved.
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hi guys. i have a cold water tank and in a year or so would like to go tropical. is this easy to do? if so whats the best way?
i have 2 white cloud minnow fish and 2 platies. when i go tropival ill be getting a bigger tank as mine is only 28l ( which i think is 7 gallon)

the reason im asking is because i like to learn all i need to know before i do it. and i wont just do it and learn the hard way. i want to be 100% comptent in what im doing.
The only thing you need to do it is tropical fishs and a good steady heater...
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:54 AM   #4
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ok thanks for your help. do i need to have real tropical plants, or can i stick with artificial?

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It's your choice, artificial plants are easier to keep. If you have good lighting you can try to keep low lights plants like java fern, they grow usually under any conditions...
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You can keep any fake plants you have, water temp doesn't affect them at all. If you wanted to try live, as said above, java fern is a good one. Could also do Anubias Nana and/or java moss. The only thing that matters is their placement, you would want to attach them to something.
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Ginty, take my stupid advice: stay artificial, unless you are willing to take a journey from which there is no way back!!!

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Ginty, take my stupid advice: stay artificial, unless you are willing to take a journey from which there is no way back!!!

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Lol - just planted a heap of plants and the fish are lined up
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