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Rudy_627 01-28-2005 04:22 PM

my tank
 
ok so i have the tank(bare minimum the tank and nothing else i have the gravel how much do i put in im going later to get the water and filters and lights ect but what do i do gimmie tips here

AlonelyCody 01-28-2005 04:57 PM

I put in 1 pound of gravel per gallon the tank is. So 10 pounds of gravel for a 10g is what I do.

thes are what I like and havn't had any problems with. but it would depend on what sise of tank you have, on which one you would get.

Hood/lighting:
http://www.petsmart.com/global/produ...=1106948696048

Heater: what I have found and what i live by is that you need 5 watts per gallon.
http://www.petsmart.com/global/produ...=1106948695063

Filtration:
http://www.petsmart.com/global/produ...=1106949010644

IMO these are good products I haven't had any problems with them. I hope that this gives you some info to work with.

:P

Rudy_627 01-28-2005 05:32 PM

i got the prices figgerd out with out the testers and cinditionersand algae scrubber it is 45$ with that stuff at petsmart but im gonna go to walmart and get the equipment cause walmart is cheap ya i know cheap isnt always good but aslong as i get my tank with the fish ill be happy

Rudy_627 01-28-2005 05:33 PM

can a 10 gal tank fit an otto cat a betta 3 cherry barb gold tetra 3 cories and a hillsteram loach?

Devilishturtles 01-28-2005 05:38 PM

The stuff at walmart is the same stuff that's at petsmart. lol.

Get what YOU like the best and can afford.

Fluff 01-28-2005 06:05 PM

I think you will be ok with that list of fish. Of course, you could get away with one algae eater. Maybe just get the otto, or the hillstream loach. Or, if they have them, another nice algae eater for a small tank is a pittbull pleco. Just make sure you don't add all these fish at one time. You should also read about fishless cycling in the articles section. Good luck with your new tank.

Menagerie 01-28-2005 06:10 PM

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can a 10 gal tank fit an otto cat a betta 3 cherry barb gold tetra 3 cories and a hillsteram loach?
No

You need to allow the tank to cycle. cories and otos need an established tank in order to thrive. Bettas with barbs and often tetras is not a good idea. Due to the betta's long, flowing fins, fin nippers will nip. In addition, some bettas will not tolerate cory cats, but YMMV. For more info on Hillstream Loches, click here.

Read over these links before you buy fish:
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=21
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=15

Fluff 01-28-2005 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Menagerie
Quote:

can a 10 gal tank fit an otto cat a betta 3 cherry barb gold tetra 3 cories and a hillsteram loach?
No

You need to allow the tank to cycle. cories and otos need an established tank in order to thrive. Bettas with barbs and often tetras is not a good idea. Due to the betta's long, flowing fins, fin nippers will nip. In addition, some bettas will not tolerate cory cats, but YMMV.[/url].


I have these same exact mix of fish in a ten gallon tank that's been set up since 12/03. I have had no problems with them all getting along for the last year. Maybe my fish are special.

Menagerie 01-28-2005 06:31 PM

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Maybe my fish are special.
Maybe. Did you add them all to your tank at once?

Rudy_627 01-28-2005 06:46 PM

what do you all mean by "cycling"????? cause i have no idea im new to this just remember cause i will have MANY MANY questions


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