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Old 04-13-2013, 01:31 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! I'm new to the hobby, and totally hooked! I've had all the standard problems I've read about here, and reading everyones advice really helped. I started with a 5G desktop tank, with 3 danios and a tropica fern. After reading all the great advice here, I decided to bump up to a 10G tank a couple weeks ago. I've built that to 6 neons, 2 danios, 5 ghost shrimp, 2 ottos, an apple snail, and another tropica fern. I do 10% WC every 3-4 days right now, and everything has been testing great. I recently purchased a 39G tank. I'm not sure what the proper term is, but it's deep rather than long. I set it up and added stress coat and start zyme. Also added Argetine Sword,Anubias, and a tropica fern. I'd like to build a community tank with small-medium sized fish. Being a beginner, I started with 12 neons. I waited 3 days and everything tested great, so I added 5 black neons. Being such a deep tank to me, seems perfect to be able to have top, middle, and bottom swimmers. I was thinking of adding 5 danios next, assuming everything continues to test well. Then maybe 3 black skirt tetras, and 2 of the GloTetras. There's my hopes and dreams. Now, I turn to you all for some advice for a beginner, helpful tips for this set-up, etc. Thanks for reading!
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA!, we hope ya enjoy! This is my ten gallon maybe it will spark some ideas for ya. I have 3 Otto,3 soon to be 6 rasbora,6 neon tetra,betta and shrimp.
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Welcome to AA!, we hope ya enjoy! This is my ten gallon maybe it will spark some ideas for ya. I have 3 Otto,3 soon to be 6 rasbora,6 neon tetra,betta and shrimp.
Thanks for sharing. Looks like an awesome tank! What live plants do you have in there?
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Thanks for sharing. Looks like an awesome tank! What live plants do you have in there?
I have peace lily growing out the top. Java fern,bronze Wendi crypt, Ludwigia, duckweed, moss and I forgot the others.
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I have peace lily growing out the top. Java fern,bronze Wendi crypt, Ludwigia, duckweed, moss and I forgot the others.
Nice. Any advice on keeping live plants?
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Nice. Any advice on keeping live plants?
Thanks! Lights and fertilize
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Welcome to AA!

I'm completely hooked too! I'm up to like 12 tanks up and running right now and working on getting 1 more cycled and all are planted and working on getting them converted over to the walstad method of naturally planted style tanks. It's a lot of fun and keeps you occupied.
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I'm completely hooked too! I'm up to like 12 tanks up and running right now and working on getting 1 more cycled and all are planted and working on getting them converted over to the walstad method of naturally planted style tanks. It's a lot of fun and keeps you occupied.
Sounds like fun! I'll have to research that method. Sounds pretty interesting.
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