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Old 05-31-2011, 01:17 AM   #1
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I used to keep freshwater aquariums when i was a kid then went away to school and lived in apartments that weren't fish friendly. i know have a family of my own and live in a nice little house so i decided to restart the hobby of fish keeping. I have aquiered a 10gal, a 20gal and a 30gal from people i know and as of know the 20 is up and running beautifully and im looking into setting up my 30. i have had several fresh water tanks in the past and am not looking to expand into salt water until i have room enough for a large tank (90+ gal). I used advice from this forum when setting up the 20 and decided to become part of the community so i can feed off the vast knowledge base while expanding my collection and add a little of my own experience also.
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Is the tank cycled?
What is your stocking list?
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:32 AM   #3
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Welcome! Looking forward to following your setups! I'm in a similar boat as I kept a 30g about 10 years ago and the wife recently wanted a tank for our 3 year old. So I turned a borrowed 10g into the purchase of a brand new 55g that is currently cycling. And I'm working on more
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the 20 has been up and running for about 4 months, its planted w/ an anubias nana, a couple java ferns and some java moss.

1 Siamese algae eater
6 harlequin tetras
6 pristella tetras

and was thinking of adding some neons
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:39 AM   #5
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the 20 has been up and running for about 4 months, its planted w/ an anubias nana, a couple java ferns and some java moss.

1 Siamese algae eater
6 harlequin tetras
6 pristella tetras

and was thinking of adding some neons
Nice stock! IMO u r fully stocked because SAE'S can get to be 8 inches LONG. If u want get some MORE plants.
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Nice! I'd like to do some live planting but have little knowledge of it as I've just begun reading up. I'm also having a stocking crisis as we can't decide what we want to do!

Decisions, decisions.
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Nice! I'd like to do some live planting but have little knowledge of it as I've just begun reading up. I'm also having a stocking crisis as we can't decide what we want to do!

Decisions, decisions.
A 55 gives you so many stocking options... my dad has a nice one w/ several species of tetras in medium to large schools. I had some Oscars in a 55 that worked out well
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Nice stock! IMO u r fully stocked because SAE'S can get to be 8 inches LONG. If u want get some MORE plants.
I've not seen any SAE's that even get close to 8", where did you hear that?

I agree, more plants is always a great idea!
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Welcome sounds like you are off to a good start, I highly recommend going planted.
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I've not seen any SAE's that even get close to 8", where did you hear that?

I agree, more plants is always a great idea!
I said that they CAN get to 8 inches and my local FS said that they CAN get that long. Normally they are 6~ inches, but still IMO u don't have enough room for another school.
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