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Old 07-15-2011, 12:23 PM   #71
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ok. good to know. and as far as resealing the old tank, yes, I know that is an option, but that tank is tremendously old (35 years or so?) and it looks like I have resealed it in the past (poorly)...and I really don't like the mirror back...I don't like looking at myself when I am gazing at my fish. It takes away from the serenity of it all! I figure I can use the tank for something else. It is pretty. Maybe anole lizards, or hermit crabs, or fire belly toads. I want something active, and maybe colorful, and that can enjoy the height of the tank. I would really prefer NOT to have to house crickets..but mealworms are okay. Any ideas? This is for my preschool class.

And another reason I don't want to fix the tall tank is because I WANT a bigger tank for my fish!
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:25 PM   #72
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ok. good to know. and as far as resealing the old tank, yes, I know that is an option, but that tank is tremendously old (35 years or so?) and it looks like I have resealed it in the past (poorly)...and I really don't like the mirror back...I don't like looking at myself when I am gazing at my fish. It takes away from the serenity of it all! I figure I can use the tank for something else. It is pretty. Maybe anole lizards, or hermit crabs, or fire belly toads. I want something active, and maybe colorful, and that can enjoy the height of the tank. I would really prefer NOT to have to house crickets..but mealworms are okay. Any ideas? This is for my preschool class.

And another reason I don't want to fix the tall tank is because I WANT a bigger tank for my fish!
You could have a guinea pig! pre-schoolers love something fluffy.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:31 PM   #73
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haha! I have some REALLY nice bunnies for my preschoolers "fluffy fix". and this tank isn't big enough for guinea pigs. I suppose I could do mice...but I think that would drive my Jack Russel Terrier NUTSO!
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haha! I have some REALLY nice bunnies for my preschoolers "fluffy fix". and this tank isn't big enough for guinea pigs. I suppose I could do mice...but I think that would drive my Jack Russel Terrier NUTSO!
Gerbils are cool too! But we're going off topic... So what do you want to put in the new tank fish wise?
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wellllllll....new fishies.....FIRST I want my current fish to transfer over well. I've grown rather attached to them.

I for sure want some more glass catfish, since my one survivor looks very lonely, and even more so now that I don't have a mirror in his new tank!

another pictus cat, maybe? will they be okay with my red-tailed shark? all I have left are 4 mollies, 4 guppies,2 platies, the 4 iron clad I-can-survive-anything zebra danios and the lonely glass cat. And two mystery snails. and a shrimp or two.... what do you suggest?
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wellllllll....new fishies.....FIRST I want my current fish to transfer over well. I've grown rather attached to them.

I for sure want some more glass catfish, since my one survivor looks very lonely, and even more so now that I don't have a mirror in his new tank!

another pictus cat, maybe? will they be okay with my red-tailed shark? all I have left are 4 mollies, 4 guppies,2 platies, the 4 iron clad I-can-survive-anything zebra danios and the lonely glass cat. And two mystery snails. and a shrimp or two.... what do you suggest?
Well, I'd think 2 more pictus cats, but I'm not sure of their minimum tank size. So maybe this:
1 red tailed shark
4 mollies
4 guppies
4 platys
8 danios
3 glass cats
3 pictus cats
I'll get back to you on the pictus cat stuff in a sec lol.
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is that in addition to what I have? or is that the total suggested fish?

Any other varieties? what about a betta? or anything else? I like variety....
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are there any such thing freshwater under water crabs?
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tetras, perhaps?
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Ok, I've found everything from 75 gallons to 20 lol. I'd say 3 in a 60 would be just about right.
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