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Old 12-26-2012, 01:27 AM   #1
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Dalton's Tanks

Hello all!

I was given 2 small tanks. I know they aren't the biggest things in the world but they where free....

1 is a 5 gal tank. cover and hang on filter! ( Running it's first cycle )...
plastic plants in this tank for now.... with a giant fake shell... ( it all came with it..


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1 is a new (in box) 10 gallon Topfin hang on filter, heater, net, led lighted canopy. ( Running it's first cycle )

things added...

Plants
1 . Umbrella (Spathiphyllium wallisii) may replant this one in another small water vase I have..
2 . Amazon Sword Plant (Echinodorus bleheri)
3. fake plant (will be removing this very soon....


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I have been reading on this site and a few others and read that to just never get a tank and throw fish in it... I have done that once before and a week later had a lot of dead fish & and a real smelly tank! So this time I am going to do it right.

These tanks where free to me so I will start with these and then get a larger tank to move up into.. I plan on getting a 55 - 60 gallon later and moving the 5 to the 10 gallon then using the 5 gallon as a quarantine tank.


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Still deciding on type of fish... I know I want to have some shrimp in each tank but don't know how many each tank will hold? I don't want to over crowd the little guys.

I will be adding more plants and a DIY:C02 system to each tank at a later date.

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Old 12-26-2012, 02:12 AM   #2
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Welcome! To be honest, for shrimp, i'd start with some cheap ghost shrimp. I have some in my 55 community tank with no problems, but I'd hate to have you go spend a bunch of money on some RCS and have them all die on you.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:53 AM   #3
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I was looking into getting a few ghost shrimp to start with.. then later getting another type.. I have seen the ghost shrimp at the LFS..

know of any good starter fish?
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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Guppies. Cheap & Hardy for the most part
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:04 AM   #6
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Thank you very much.

I was talking to the wife today about some types of fish we should look into. To my surprise she showed me a pic of a 55 gal tank for sale. It was $125 complete with stand, all accessories external pump filter, some live plants and fish...
Going to go look at it Tuesday when we return from our trip....


Can hardly wait...
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Oops... this was supposed to be a new thread. I think I hit the back button too much.

The 5 gallon would likely be great for a betta.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:11 PM   #8
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Well wife came home with a clear bag.... Has 6 Zebra Danio's in it.
Will these work with neon tetras as well?
Will add pictures later. Don't wanna upset the little guys any monre then they are right now....
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:07 PM   #9
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Well I think my wife learned a lesson!!! Tank wasn't ready I tried to tell her but she put them in any way. They all died in a matter of an hour. Now she is going tomorrow and buying me an API test kit.... She said she wants to start all over this time doing it the right way.. I tried to tell her....

So we are starting fresh tomorrow....
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:26 PM   #10
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Well just bought a 55 gal tank. No filter or equipment just tank. Lady said her hubby had a snake in it 3 years ago.
So my question is how do I clean it out?
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