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Old 05-06-2008, 02:01 AM   #1
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My first fishless cycle is complete - 10g FW

I started with a simple tank, left over from an old setup my wife had before we met.
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:03 AM   #2
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I added new gravel and the Magnum HOT filter I had gotten with my 47g tank, and plumbed an airline across my basement rafters and into this new tank. Then, I have gradually added a few plants, and I found 2 old pots laying around and added them this last weekend. I am expecting some Java Moss soon, and will post a new pic when I add that to the tank.
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What I would really like to do is make this a breeder tank. GBRs really sound like something that would be nice to try. I thought about Powder blue gouramis, but can't seem to find females around here. If nothing else, I know guppies would work, but I was hoping for something a bit more exotic.
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That is a nice little tank youve got there. Any thoughts on a background?
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:58 AM   #5
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I actually have gotten addicted to the idea of a black background. Static cling holds a black trash bag to the tank very nicely, but I haven't gotten around to that aspect of this tank just yet. Maybe once I get the Java Moss from Black Hills TJ.
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GBRs aren't a bad idea. They'll likely enjoy the caves, but you might want to plant a little bit heavier, as fry like the hiding space somewhat.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:15 PM   #7
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I do plan to plant a LOT more. This will also be my plant nursery tank. I can actually reach the bottom of this one, unlike my 47g tall.
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Ok, I have added some Java Moss. I've never used this stuff before, so I don't really know what to expect out of it, but it cinda looks cool as a covering for the pots and a foreground grassy area. What do you think?
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I have to admit I am biased on the black background idea. Go for it! And watch out for those blueys who might try to dissuade you
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