Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-24-2007, 01:04 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ashland KY
Posts: 1,918
Send a message via Yahoo to tropicfishman
10 gallon ideas????

hey guys I have an extra 10 gallon setup lying around, so I'm going to set it up and put something in it. just don't know what yet. I'm going to decorate with all kinds of weird things I can find, pretty mucha funny tacky looking tank lol ya can't have serious tanks all the time ya know lol any ideas of some good fish to do ina 10 gallon? I know I'm gonna put a couple ramshorns in it since there cool to watch, but what else? thanks for any responses
__________________

__________________
I love my clown loaches and red tail shark!!! lol
tropicfishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 10:36 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
Ideas for unusual tanks:
Shrimp tank
Blue lobster or other crawfish (not compatible with fish, but you seem to be looking for unusual here)
Otocat tank (May be high maintenance)
Frogs (Some not compatible with fish)
__________________

dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 11:07 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,254
I love Golden Mystery Snails. They're quite entertaining.
__________________
theotheragentm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 11:09 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
WaterPond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Corunna, Ontario (outside of sarnia)
Posts: 3,139
Send a message via MSN to WaterPond Send a message via Yahoo to WaterPond
i like the crawfish tank idea...
__________________
Jason

Canadian Aquarium Auction!
WaterPond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 11:14 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Harlingen, Texas
Posts: 1,643
Send a message via MSN to crazyred
African Clawed Frog tank. My ACF, Kermit, is very entertaining and perfect for a tacky 10!! LOL I have all kinds of tacky ornaments in mine. LOL
__________________
"My name is Crazy Red and I'm an Aquariumaholic." ~~Melissa~~dedicated Ram breeder~~

55 gal.FW: 4 platies, 3 angelfish, 3 Cochu's blue tetras, 2 Rummynose tetras, 4 A. cacatuoides, 1 A. trifasciata, 2 blue rams, 6 Von Rio tetras, 1 Queen Arabesque pleco

29 Gal. FW: 2 variatus platies, 6 cherry barbs, 10 harlequin rasboras, 1 opaline gourami, 1 hillstream loach, 1 Rio Jari pleco (L-316), 1 GBR

10 Gal. FW: 1 african clawed frog, 1 dwarf flame gourami

10 Gal. FW:tons of blue ram fry

(4) 2 Gal. FW: all four with male bettas
crazyred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 11:28 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 256
You could always go with the popular Sponge Bob theme. Throw a couple fancy tailed guppies in there, and you got alot of color goin on. Don't forget the flourescent pink gravel and the diver looking through the treasure chest with the air bubblesw coming out
__________________
STARFYRE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 12:41 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,254
Quote:
Originally Posted by WaterPond
i like the crawfish tank idea...
Don't these generally get too large for a 10 gallon?
__________________
theotheragentm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 12:53 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
Quote:
Originally Posted by theotheragentm
Quote:
Originally Posted by WaterPond
i like the crawfish tank idea...
Don't these generally get too large for a 10 gallon?
It's certianly pushing it. The smaller ones grow to 5". They'd be more comfortable and live longer in a 20 gallon, but not many people have room for a 20 gallon tank for one critter.
dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 03:31 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ashland KY
Posts: 1,918
Send a message via Yahoo to tropicfishman
thats it!!!!! a crawfish!!! but not a blue one, no no no, to tame fo rme, I'm going to catch me one lol I know he'll need a big tank, when he does, I'll up grade the 29 to the halfway full 75, and crawfish to the 29 lol
__________________
I love my clown loaches and red tail shark!!! lol
tropicfishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 03:40 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
Note that larger crawfish species get to be 1' when full grown. Might consult a biologist in your area before catching a local baby crawfish.
dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 03:46 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Harlingen, Texas
Posts: 1,643
Send a message via MSN to crazyred
It could also be against the law to capture wild species from around your area. Some states have laws against this.....you might want to check that too.
__________________
"My name is Crazy Red and I'm an Aquariumaholic." ~~Melissa~~dedicated Ram breeder~~

55 gal.FW: 4 platies, 3 angelfish, 3 Cochu's blue tetras, 2 Rummynose tetras, 4 A. cacatuoides, 1 A. trifasciata, 2 blue rams, 6 Von Rio tetras, 1 Queen Arabesque pleco

29 Gal. FW: 2 variatus platies, 6 cherry barbs, 10 harlequin rasboras, 1 opaline gourami, 1 hillstream loach, 1 Rio Jari pleco (L-316), 1 GBR

10 Gal. FW: 1 african clawed frog, 1 dwarf flame gourami

10 Gal. FW:tons of blue ram fry

(4) 2 Gal. FW: all four with male bettas
crazyred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 04:07 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 62
Ha ha ha ha. I can't believe that out of this whole conversation you've decided to go and catch yourself a Crawfish. That makes me laugh, it really does....in a good way. You guys are crazy!
__________________
Smidge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 05:20 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dskidmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
Well, he did specifically want a non-serious tank. What's more causual than catching a local critter and putting it in a bucket?
dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 05:23 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 62
I know, it's genius!
__________________
Smidge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 07:19 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
JDogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 2,294
Neon Zebra Danios!
__________________
Just because I am working at Petco does not mean I am a sell out, they are still an evil empire, that I am trying to make better.
75 Gallon: New World Cichlids|26 Gallon Bowfront: Planted Angelfish/Swordtail Tank|20 Gallon Long: "Nano" non-reef|10 Gallon: frog and mosquito fish
JDogg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 09:23 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,835
Send a message via ICQ to SerLunchbox Send a message via AIM to SerLunchbox Send a message via MSN to SerLunchbox Send a message via Yahoo to SerLunchbox
Why not do a shellie tank ... you could easily house 3 N. Ocellatus in a 10 gallon with lots of shells (1 male 2 females) .. you could even MAYBE do it like 1 male, 1 female and a small synodontis species ... I have sucessfully done something similar. ... 15 gallons with 4 ocellatus (breeding harem) and 3 syno. petricola. ... my filteration was great and it was a long tank
__________________
Lunchbox ... "i'm a man, but i can change, if i have to, i guess"

Tankless ... for now ... until i find what i really want (and what the wife lets me get!)
SerLunchbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2007, 01:10 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hennepin, MN
Posts: 335
Get a Lionhead Goldfish!
__________________
jbarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2007, 04:22 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ashland KY
Posts: 1,918
Send a message via Yahoo to tropicfishman
the last thing I have to worry about is the law around here lol I live in KY, self explanatory, and why pay for a crawfish if there living in the creek in my back yard, the LFS wanted 22 bucks for a crawfish, if there that " special " I have 20 million bucks in my back yard lol still haven't decided on what I really want though, to hard to choose, I know one thing, no more plecos ever!!! I still can't get rid of the 2 someone dumped on me a year ago
__________________
I love my clown loaches and red tail shark!!! lol
tropicfishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 06:25 AM   #19
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 5
I had some crayfish for a long time, and they are really fun.

But, what's really fun is FROGS. I got these little white south american aquatic frogs, they are pretty cool.
And the frogs were a bit smaller than the crayfish, so they (more or less) got along. Both, of course, eat anything that they can, so have to be careful about that.

However, I'm guessing that the frogs you might find out there near the crawdad hole won't really be cooperative or happy about staying in your tank.... these little white aquatic frogs, they don't care to leave the water much.

Also, frogs are particularly fun at feeding time



investigation reveals that the frogs are probably african clawed frogs, rather than south american frogs, my pet store guy might be telling tall tales....
http://aquaticfrogs.tripod.com/id2.html
__________________

__________________
xerx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
10 gallon

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ideas for 25 gallon Phoenixphire55 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 03-01-2009 09:02 PM
ideas for a 10 gallon VariableEnigma Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 08-03-2005 03:19 PM
30 gallon ideas aquazen Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 4 03-12-2005 10:36 PM
30 gallon cube and 46 gallon hex stocking ideas PK Tester Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 12-19-2004 02:14 PM
5 gallon ideas Seven Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 11-17-2003 09:56 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.