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Old 05-21-2012, 02:52 AM   #1
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Finally, my first driftwood!

Found this really beautiful piece of mopani root at PetsMart. I searched high and low for a driftwood in the open, but didn't see any to my liking. Finally found a "medium" sized wood and figure I would add it to my 10 gallon tank... I have soaked it in water. Still leaching tannins. Pic will be up soon. Now I need to go buy some moss or Anubias to tie onto the wood.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:47 PM   #2
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The driftwood finally in the tank. Now onto the plants!
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:43 PM   #3
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Very interesting looking wood! What do you plan to add in your tank?
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Well as far as stocking it, I'm very confused. It's a small tank... Obviously... Lol but as far as plants, I want some Anubias and some sort of moss. Can't decide between java and Christmas. I really want to get a albino long finned bristle nose. I got a bristle nose downstairs. Still a baby tho. Love plecos. Do you have any suggestions?
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:19 PM   #5
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And the wood.. Lol it caught my eye when I was at PetsMart. I felt it would fit very nicely in my 10g but my mom thinks it looks big haha
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I personally think a pleco would outgrow the tank quite quickly. For a 10 gallon, I would heavily recommended doing a shrimp only tank. But that is a personal choice, I really enjoy shrimps and find them very intriguing. But if you really want to do fish, I would say a school of neon tetras. Guppies would be nice but they reproduce very often I heard.

Also in terms of moss, I would recommend christmas moss over java moss. I have both and I think Christmas looks a lot better.
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Guess I'll wait on the pleco when i get a bigger tank then I have a ghost shrimp in there, and he is very intriguing to watch. That's what I thought, Christmas looks a lot neater... But they grow slower? Prolly get couple neons or make it a betta sorority perhaps
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I personally think a pleco would outgrow the tank quite quickly. For a 10 gallon, I would heavily recommended doing a shrimp only tank. But that is a personal choice, I really enjoy shrimps and find them very intriguing. But if you really want to do fish, I would say a school of neon tetras. Guppies would be nice but they reproduce very often I heard.

Also in terms of moss, I would recommend christmas moss over java moss. I have both and I think Christmas looks a lot better.
I agree with the pleco, their bioload is high and you want a 20+ gallon tank for BNs. What about a couple of nitrite snails?
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The driftwood finally in the tank. Now onto the plants!
Love the driftwood! So unique!
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So even the dwarf plecos that grow 4" are too big? Ismailis would be awesome. Maybe I can do a shrimp variety tank with a dwarf frog and couple snails in a heavily planted tank with a betta?
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