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Old 06-30-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Possible ten gallon!

Ok, here is my budget:

Tank: 10 bucks
Hood: 20 dollars
Sponge filter: $15
Fish: $20
Gravel: $20
Food: 10 bucks
Decorative crap: 5 dollars

Total= 100 dollars

Don't worry; I am using the dollar per gallon sale for the tank. Any stocking ideas that don't NEED a heater? Please reply soon, I don't want to miss the sale!
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:04 AM   #2
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Shrimp and most native fish (least killies are awesome) are the only things I can think of off the top of my head.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:15 AM   #3
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Ok, here is my budget:

Tank: 10 bucks
Hood: 20 dollars
Sponge filter: $15
Fish: $20
Gravel: $20
Food: 10 bucks
Decorative crap: 5 dollars

Total= 100 dollars

Don't worry; I am using the dollar per gallon sale for the tank. Any stocking ideas that don't NEED a heater? Please reply soon, I don't want to miss the sale!
Most/some danios don't need a heater
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:52 AM   #4
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Different minnow species are good cold water fish.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:24 PM   #5
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Any brightly colored ones?
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:30 PM   #6
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Shrimp? I mean there are yellow, red, blue, green, red and white, black and white, orange, and a bunch more that I can't think of. There are also CPO (dwarf orange crays) that would be great!

If you keep your house around 72* I would say chili rasboras would be a go too.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:34 PM   #7
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24 kt gold minnows are pretty cool theyre usually mixed in with the goldfish at my petco
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #8
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...Don't mean to be greedy, but anymore? Lol
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:28 PM   #9
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Is there a freshwater version of live rock, meaning something with bb but for FW?
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:32 PM   #10
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No live rock but there are live plants.

I'd say just pick up a heater and you'll have tons more options for stocking.
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Um, not really. There is other people's filter media, but besides that there is nothing that "speeds up" the cycling process.

Also, if you switched the gravel to sand (get play sand or pool filter sand) you'd save about $15, which could get you a heater: Amazon.com: Aquatop GH100 Aquarium Submersible Glass Heater, 100-Watt: Pet Supplies (I have this one and it's amazing- IMO) which would open up a bunch of other options for you Besides that I'm not sure of many other small, non tropical fish.

I guess that there are pygmy sunfish as well, but they can be hard to find (check aquabid, there aren't any there now but in the future), picky eaters and they require a fairly planted tank. They're gorgeous and if I had the room I'd get them Cool little fishies they are!
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:50 PM   #12
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Sweet! Thx.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:54 PM   #13
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But now, with a SW tank, my dad says I should use it for something else. 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡What would I put in it (if not fish, maybe amphibians.)
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:08 PM   #14
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I'd say check craigslist before you buy. You can find awesome deals. I've bought (almost) all my tanks that way. I just picked up a 37 gallon, with glass top, light, HOB filter, heater, and some ugly gravel (That I'm replacing with sand) for just $55.00
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Wow! Going to Craigslist now.
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Just my two cent but someone mentioned that they saw 20 gl set up for $30 at petsmart
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Wow! Going to Craigslist now.
If you know what your doing, CL and even yard sales are great! Picked up all 3 of my tanks at both. Be sure to inspect them before you buy.
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If you stayed in little rock I would give you my 20
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Not in little rock.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:48 PM   #20
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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...
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