Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-04-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 5
a list item long past due

Hi everyone. My family often had a 10 gallon tank while I was growing up. I never tended one. My kids are grown and on their own and I finally took up the learning process of starting up my own 10 gallon tank in the fall of 2011. I've always loved the serenity of a tank. I had no problems starting up. It was several months before I needed any helpful information and I found this site came up in my inquiries often. I've been able to employ the info and I enjoy the courtesy I've seen on this forum. I live in an apartment that is bright with sunlight kept warm (I have no control) and my tank after the first winter rose in temperature. From the beginning I have never had a light on or a heater on. I removed them from the tank. It doesn't sit in direct light. I started with 10 fish. I joined this forum yesterday with problems I was having and received an immediate response. That was wonderful. I hope to be back up to 10 fish in the near future. Looking forward to browsing this site and learning from the experts. Thanks so much.
__________________

__________________
rianngarrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
patrickriley2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Posts: 1,043
1 inch of fish per gallon and always follow tank minimum for fish
__________________

__________________
Fish
patrickriley2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 02:35 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Goldfish loach boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,167
Welcome to AA, glad to have you here! 10 fish sounds like a lot of fish, but if you have something like white cloud mountain minnows and shrimp, I guess that's fine, what fish do you have in there?
__________________
Goldfish loach boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #4
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Welcome aboard. We are glad you found us here at AA.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 12:05 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 5
thanks for the welcome. I have only 7 fish at the moment - 3 cardinals and 4 raspboras. I'd like a couple platys. I was also thinking an autocat but I've noticed my algae is brown, not green. I'm not sure what that means or if it is ok for the autocat.
__________________
rianngarrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 03:53 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Goldfish loach boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,167
What type of rasboras?
__________________
Goldfish loach boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 04:22 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Alyxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Slidell, La
Posts: 2,284
Send a message via AIM to Alyxx Send a message via Skype™ to Alyxx
Welcome to the forum!
__________________
Alyxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 05:52 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Perryuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 109
Brown algea I have heard can be caused by not enough light .
__________________
Perryuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2013, 11:24 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 5
I can't remember the type of raspboras. They are silver with a black triangular end and an orange/red stripe along the top, around the eyes and the fins & tail.
I don't think light is an issue, although they only get the natural light of the day. The tank light increased the temperature significantly too high.
__________________

__________________
rianngarrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
long

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.