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Old 03-29-2014, 04:46 PM   #1
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Hello

Hi I'm Mike.

I stumbled across this forum when me and my wife were given a 20 gallon starter kit.

It's mid-cycle at the moment and she claims I'm trying to fill it with plants before I place the first fish in it lol.

So for I've got 2 java ferns, 2 anubias nana, java moss, and some anacharis I found at a petsmart today (yay!). I've got hornwort and salvinia minima on the way.

This is a nice place to be. The wealth of information here is almost invaluable.

If I ask a dumb question from time to time please take it easy on me lol.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:49 PM   #2
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Welcome! Sounds like your doing well! Would you mind if I learn a little more about your tank filter, lighting, stocking plan, etc? Also I would lve to see some pics! Thx - S.G.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:57 PM   #3
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Not at all.

First I used the topfin 20 (I know now) that came with the kit. Not enough. Next my better half decided a 5-15 aqua tech (I really know now) at Walmart would be better. We added it So there's my filters. I've been running seeded media in the tank for almost a week.

I have 2 23 watt clf 6700 spectrum lights about 8 hours a day with a glass hinged top at the moment. I really want a satellite+ and we're working in that.

I really want Cory cats. Maybe a small school of tetras and a platty or two. This is a hobby for me, a new one cause I need something to occupy me on the weekends and she agreed.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:58 PM   #4
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The lights are 5 1/2 inch clamp on broods at both sides of the tank.
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:02 PM   #5
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The platys should be 1 male to a minimum of 3 females, or he could harass the female to exhaustion.
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:04 PM   #6
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Thanks. I didn't know that. Also I'm very interested in a few shrimp. Anything I should take in consideration on those?
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Red cherry shrimp?
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:07 PM   #8
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Any shrimp lol. My lfs only had ghost at the moment.
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You could do some ghost shrimp
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:10 PM   #10
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Is there any difference in keeping ghost or cherry? My lfs doesn't carry them but I've seen them online.
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