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Old 06-30-2013, 05:18 PM   #21
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Any other advice? I am a TOTAL newbie with FW. I set up a wanting heater thread. Wonder why my aquarium kit didn't come with a heater. They should...
Because if they don't come with (sometimes) a needed item, you'll get suckered into spending $$ for it and possibly more 'stuff'. It's a marketing tool.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:21 PM   #22
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Those marketing... Meanies? Lol
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:23 PM   #23
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But wait... They could just up the price a bit, and get more people to buy it BECAUSE it has everything that's needed...
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:26 PM   #24
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It's complicated. Personally, I like to buy all my stuff separate, no kits. You will spend more but you can pick and choose brand and quality of equipment. Kits, generally have low to medium grade equipment.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:32 PM   #25
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Do you know of any very cheap but nice heaters? Kind of a oxymoron, but you know what I mean.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:34 PM   #26
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I got my aquarium today for fifty bucks, but it included filter, hood, lights, water conditioner, filter cartridge, and food.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:35 PM   #27
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Do you know of any very cheap but nice heaters? Kind of a oxymoron, but you know what I mean.
The one I posted the link to is very nice, IMO, and I consider it to be cheaper than a lot of other ones.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:37 PM   #28
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Ok!!!!!
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:32 PM   #29
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There's always red cherry shrimp. I breed them in a 10g non heated tank with a sponge filter and trade them into the local pet store for store credit. They're super easy to care for and breed like crazy.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:03 AM   #30
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I read that incandescent is not the right spectrum for plants... THAT'S WHAT I HAVE!
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You can get compact flourescents to replace the incandescent.
You'll need something in the 5,000-8,000K range for plants, 6,500 being the most preferred with aquarists. (Walmart's fish section has them for $5 a piece)
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:51 PM   #32
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Must I use Seachem Prime? My kit came with this:
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:25 PM   #34
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ADVICE ON PLANTED TANK (I don't want imposters!) PLEASE WHAT KIND OF LIGHT, BEGINNER PLANTS, ETC
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Dude they're telling you. Plants for a ten, you're going to want to want stuff that stays smaller and is pretty easy, java ferns, Anubias. No amazon swords or vals.
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So can I get just fluorescent lighting, nothing fancy? Do I have to fertilize?
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Java ferns are great and easy plants.but they are slow growers. Melon swords stay short. Liquid ferts and root tabs are not always needed but the plants will thank you with great growth.
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Thanks. Heh heh. FERTS. FARTS. Heh heh. Heh. Heh....
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So... Nuthin' fancy or expensive for javas, right?
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So... Nuthin' fancy or expensive for javas, right?
Nope. Take some fishing line and tie them to some driftwood or something. Let the roots flow with the current. You can bury them but keep the rhizome, the green part above the root, out of the substrate. Mine produced #'s of daughter plants in a matter of months. I would attach pictures of my big ferns but it says that I've reached my photo limit
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