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Old 11-30-2008, 01:32 AM   #11
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i just asked for pieces of the puzzle. just to cut some costs off a 75 gal SW


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Old 11-30-2008, 01:39 AM   #12
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Im inspired now... lol
I wonder what i can talk Mrs CTD into getting Santa to bring me from the LFS
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:09 AM   #13
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Get a 55 gallon FW if you can get a bigger tank go for it but stick with FW for now, get like 3 schools of 12 of 3 different type of tetras, heavily plant the aquarium, leave the center open for swimming room, get some a gang of yo-yo loachs for cleaners, get 2 pair of GBRs and get a trio of apstios. Then a gang of hatches (silver or marble) for some top level swimmers.

Perfect 55 gallon setup to me
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:02 AM   #14
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:03 AM   #15
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No prob. It's not hard to help somone else all you got to do is tell them what you would like and normally that like it aswell lol.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:09 AM   #16
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My vote is for a 55g FW setup, which would allow you to keep many of the nicer looking FW fish. You don't think you will get one because of price? If that's the case, have them check out the 55g kits at WalMart. You should be able to get everything you need for around $150-175 and a cheaper stand is $100 and they work well.

You won't be able to breed any SW fish and not most FW fish with that small of a volume of water. For breeding you generally need lots of space, tanks, and money to get started. If you are interested in making a decent amount of money I'd highly suggest that you get 3-4 TEN GALLON tanks. You can make a stand or find suitable stands for all of them or for each of them individiually since they'd weigh about 110lbs max each. In each of them you could house a different type of shrimp. You could keep red cherries in one, yellows in another, snowballs in another, and blue pearls in yet another. Then, you could also put tigers in with the blue pearls, blue tigers in with the red cherries, crystals reds and crystal blacks in with the yellows and I'm sure you could find something (green shrimp?) to put in with the snowballs. In addition to those you could have assassin snails in a couple of those tanks, and a different type of snail in the other tanks.

The beauty here is that you are in a decent climate and you could get by with no heater in the tank and you won't need a light either since you could put java moss in each of the tanks. You don't even have to run filtration but if you did want to I'd recommend a sponge filter for each tank. You could easily have a $10 pump run all four tanks. I would suggest glass tops for each of the tanks though to prevent jumpers. You are looking at about $15-25 for each tank depending on how elaborate you want the setup to be. The simpler the better though IMO. You most costly item will be the shrimp. You could start with a dozen each of red cherries, yellows, blue pearls, and snowballs and you would spend about $100 total. You'd make that money back in little time however and they are lots of fun to watch.

And you WILL want heaters once you venture into CRS/CBS, tiger shrimp, and other caridina sp. It'd be a shame to lose a tank full of hundreds of dollars of shrimp because you didn't purchase a $5 heater.
a few 10g tanks i was figuring on doing something like that but i can get the money for that just after a few of my mollie broods if she keeps having so many. what shrimp do you think would be the best? i'm not really into shrimp but they do breed fast and sell good so i was figuring on not getting so many but maybe a tank full. thanks. oh and CPDs would be ok tank mates for shrimp right?
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:12 AM   #17
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No prob. It's not hard to help somone else all you got to do is tell them what you would like and normally that like it aswell lol.
i wasnt thanking you. read some of your post again.
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Get a 55 gallon FW if you can get a bigger tank go for it but stick with FW for now, get like 3 schools of 12 of 3 different type of tetras, heavily plant the aquarium, leave the center open for swimming room, get some a gang of yo-yo loachs for cleaners, get 2 pair of GBRs and get a trio of apstios. Then a gang of hatches (silver or marble) for some top level swimmers.

Perfect 55 gallon setup to me
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i wasnt thanking you. read some of your post again.

bossy bossy bossy JK LOL

lol just giing out suggestion child ha
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"giing" giving. Mr i type 100 words per minute

child ya like i'm 13 and your 15 oh yes i'm so much younger
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Hey man I call everyone child, it's just my saying. Other people have there sayings I got mine. I call my dad child every once in awhile so don't take it personal.
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