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Old 02-27-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
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I have a 10g.what FW fish should I put in it!

i have a 29g that i love, i have a 10g that my dad had as a kid. I would like to know what i should do in order to get it going. maybe getting some type of invert or turtle would be cool. any ideas?
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:30 PM   #2
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:09 AM   #3
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Most turtles will outgrow a 10 gallon.
Inverts are cool.
I have 5 whisker shrimp and it is a hoot watching them eat peas.
They will skamper off with one in there mouth and one in each claw.
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what type of work needs to be done with the shrimp, size filter etc..
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No different than with fish.
They tend to be bottom dwellers so you want good aeration.
They do like to have a place to hide, some decoration with cubbyholes or caves.
Don't freak out when they shed their exoskeleton, it looks like a dead shrimp, leave it in there, they will eat it and the calcium helps them.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:08 PM   #6
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really eh, i will look into them. thanks!
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Definitely shrimp. I want to do a pearl blue shrimp tank myself.
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wanna take a vacation and come set up my planted tank? yours are incredible
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:25 PM   #10
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yeah i looked at them too, u got maddd stuff goin on in those things man.. fish must get lost
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Thanks for the compliment. Lots of time, effort and $ (and a ton of help from AA).
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Thanks for the compliment. Lots of time, effort and $ (and a ton of help from AA).
Have you added shrimp to your 5G yet?
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Nope. I am still debating what I am going to do. I just found out I am moving this summer with work, so I may not add any CRS, because I don't want to move them. I will probably get some RCS in there soon though. The ammonia levels are finally starting to go down. The ADA aquasoil was a really pain to "cycle". The plants grow like CRAZY in it though, so I guess it is worth it.
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Nope. I am still debating what I am going to do. I just found out I am moving this summer with work, so I may not add any CRS, because I don't want to move them. I will probably get some RCS in there soon though. The ammonia levels are finally starting to go down. The ADA aquasoil was a really pain to "cycle". The plants grow like CRAZY in it though, so I guess it is worth it.
where ya moving to? moving shrimp can't be that much more difficult than fish...unless it's across country i suppose. i figure shrimp would be easier since their bioload is pretty negligable.
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I am moving about 10 hrs up the road. I wouldnt think it would be more difficult than moving fish, but at ~$10-15 I don't know if I am willing to except the risk.
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I am moving about 10 hrs up the road. I wouldnt think it would be more difficult than moving fish, but at ~$10-15 I don't know if I am willing to except the risk.
what kind of shrimp were you planning on getting?
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S or S+ CRS and some RCS.
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