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Old 10-13-2004, 05:15 AM   #1
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Pics of my New 10 gallon..(newbie)

10 Gallon Regent tank
All Glass Full hood with light ( 15W )
Penguin mini bio wheel ...soon to be upgraded to a penguin 125.
Carib Sea Marine Sand ...finally got the water clear
2 live plants ..not sure on the names yet... and i have 7 of those seeds you can buy at walmart ..
2 Neon tetras
3 Fancy guppies
2 Plecs
and like 8 ghost shrimp..

Ornaments : one big rock with drift wood has one opening on the fron and one on the back.

the log has 4 openings and a window...


i use jungle start right as my conditioner and i also and jungle a.c.e. and jungle clear water once .and a tad bit of jungle ph decreser .

i also had some questions if i have a pregnant ghost shrimp whats good ways of protecting the eggs... or the srimp..?


and i saw these 15 watt plant grow bulbs at walmart how would i mount those under my hoos and what do i buy to plug the bulbs into..?

I akso purchased a auto light timer for my light and set it to turn on at 6 a.m. and turn off at 12:00 which is 18 hours of light is that fine..?

thanks --anthony
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Old 10-13-2004, 01:09 PM   #2
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another pic

heres a pic with the flash off.
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Old 10-13-2004, 01:38 PM   #3
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I akso purchased a auto light timer for my light and set it to turn on at 6 a.m. and turn off at 12:00 which is 18 hours of light is that fine..?
12 hours is better. The fish will thank you.

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It's better to have stable pH than perfect pH. Stop using chemicals to alter your tank pH. There are natural ways to change the pH.

Your plecos would appreciate natural wood to chew on. What kind of plecos are you keeping? Please post pics of your plecos if you can!
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Nice job Anthony! What kind of lighting do you currently have? I don't know about plugging in additional plant grow lights, but if you currently just have incandescent lights you could replace them with compact fluorescent bulbs. My lfs doesn't have them but drsfoster&smith.com has them online.
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nice!

sweet what kind do you suggest im new to plants and i love live plants cause the fake ones just dont cut it lol and how many watts do you think i should shoot for if ill have like 9 plants...
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sweet what kind do you suggest im new to plants and i love live plants cause the fake ones just dont cut it lol and how many watts do you think i should shoot for if ill have like 9 plants...
i have an all-glass 15W it came with the hood...
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1 Gold fish ( Fatty )
1 Black Moore ( Negro)
1 Plec
4 Ghost Shrimp
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10 Gallon Regent Tank
Penguin 125 Bio-wheel
All-Glass Full Hood with light timer.
10-15 Whisper Heater
Carib Sea Marine Sand White ( Looks Very Nice )
7 Live plants
4 Neon Tetras
1 Fancy Guppy
2 plecs
1 Upsidedown Catfish
2 Corydoras
6 Ghost Shrimp
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Hey, it looks awesome! I have to add something kinda negative, though- as a warning from my experience. Sand is NOT the way to go. I still have sand, and I love how it looks, but if it's not vacuumed regularly (at least once a week) sand harbors bacteria and any illness causing pathogen fish can get. My fish now have fish lice, dropsy, mouth fungus, and bacterial infections because I didn't have enough time to take care of the sand properly. If you can take care of it, GREAT! Just wanted to let you know in case you hadn't thought of the dangers. Good luck!
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cool

thanks for the info though but yeah i do have alot of time to take care of my tank.And i clean it every week sometime every 5 days.I like it to look clean.
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DrsFoster&Smith has three types of mini compact fluorescents. I have two of the All-Glass bulbs, which I find to shed a bit of a blue light. I might try the Coralife Colormax next time. The catalogue says 10 watts c.fluor. is equivalent to 50 watt incandes. I think any of these would benefit your plants, and of course you could choose plants that don't have high light requirements...
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a power compact bulb will fit into my regular allglass fixture wouldnt it..?
and its an 18" bulb right if i havea 10 gallon..?


and for the lights this is what i have picked out

CUR2023 18" 40W SunPaq Dual Actinic PC Lamp (420nm/460nm) $18.39


CUR2024 18" 40W SunPaq Dual Daylight PC Lamp (6700K/10000K) $18.39


CUR2025 18" 40W SunPaq SmartPaq 50/50 PC Lamp $18.39




its at aquariumpros.com

which one would fit me best..?
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