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Old 11-18-2004, 12:06 PM   #1
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Ok the first time I came to this site was April 2004. 7 months and now I have got my 3rd tank 8O 8O 8O

Anyways - the new tank is a 15 gallon tall , which a friend gave away to me.
I am going to have it semi planted - mostly aponogotens as I won't have a light strip on it. I am going to set this up in my office.

I am thinking Schultz Aquatic soil like my 29 gallon as substrate.
My 29 gallon came with a Aquatech filter which I replaced with a Emperor 280.
Can I use the Aquatech filter on this 15 gallon ?

What watts heater should I be looking for?

Finally since this is a tall aquarium, what are my options with fish ?
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Old 11-18-2004, 06:01 PM   #2
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did i post this in the wrong forum ? why no replies ???
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Old 11-18-2004, 06:13 PM   #3
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Well, you could go for Dwarf Puffers i think, but then you'd have to go brackish and i don't know if that's what you want. Other then that i don't know really.....since for most fish the bottom surface counts i think you will have a small fishload anyway.
You could also go for a pair of Rams! they're nice and stay small.

Good luck in finding what you want!

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Old 11-18-2004, 06:41 PM   #4
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I uses 5 watts of heater per gallon. A bigger heater can maintain the temp quicker than a small one and actually runs less. For you tall tank, a couple of angels would look nice. They tend to stsy in the mid area of a tank.
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Old 11-18-2004, 06:53 PM   #5
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Pretty sure DPs are not brackish, and I think they'd work out great, especially in a planted tank where they'll munch up the majority of hitchhiker snails.
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Old 11-18-2004, 07:17 PM   #6
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I like the angels in taller planted tanks, they seem to fit the tank better "geometrically". but, the dwarves are COOL!!! and much funner to watch typically ( but harder to care for I think)
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Old 11-18-2004, 07:31 PM   #7
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Swan- I have you beat..i got my first tank Aug 1st and now less than 4 months later i just set up my third tank...i've got a bad case of MTS!
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Old 11-18-2004, 10:17 PM   #8
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hehe, sounds like me, I got mine in january (10 gal), and I just finished setting up my 3rd tank which is a 55 gallon as well.
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Old 11-18-2004, 10:45 PM   #9
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I would put anything in it that you would put in a 10 gallon since the length and width are the same. Angels would get to big for it.
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what about some fancy guppies to add color to your tank? They always look pretty in planted tanks... or maybe a nice little school of neon tetras with 3 or 4 pygmy cories for the bottom of the tank.
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Old 11-18-2004, 11:43 PM   #11
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A few small cories on the bottom, a beautiful pair of German Rams in the middle and a small school of white clouds on the top, add plants, post pics!!
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ok, just got some bad news I can't have a heater in this tank since I am having this tank in my office - supposedly it can be a fire hazard. So I have to think about cold water fish
White cloud mountain minnows perhaps ??
Any others ? Any bottom feeders ?
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???????

*edit* ooo, maybe youcould just sneak one in and say it is a submersible oxygen purifier specifically made to keep the tank's oxygen supply clean Maybe disguise it with an airstone or something.
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I can't have a heater in this tank since I am having this tank in my office - supposedly it can be a fire hazard.
Because a tank full of water is so flammable. I know that when I go swimming, I always bring a fire extinguisher.

*cough*

/jerk

Anyhoo..

I think there are several fish I wouldn't really classify as "coldwater", but don't think they would need a heater.

Unfortunately, if your office has no heat at night, that could be a possible problem. Not only would it be pretty cold, but the temperature would fluctuate wildly.
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Yaknow, Rubysoho has a good point - a submersible heater wouldn't be too hard to hide.

The people my 38 gallon came from included a PVC pipe they used over their heater to stop the fish from hurting themselves on it. PVC pipe it, say it's a hiding place for the fish or you're doing a mario/luigi pipe set-up, or just put plants around the pipe. That's what I did.. I can't really even see it anymore, and I know where it is.
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