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Old 07-26-2002, 07:32 AM   #1
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Set-up for a 10g tank?

Hi all, sorry for all these questions but I want to get all my info right before I even think about starting my tank again!!

I have a 24x12x12 (inches) tank and a Fluval 2 filter.....

Just wondering what variety of fish I could think about getting? And how many? Could I plant it?
I have no heater or air pump, should I get them?

Any other advice/suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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Just wondering what variety of fish I could think about getting? And how many?
Well the rule for freshwater is 1 inch of fish per gallon. So you could put no more the 10 smaller fish, or maybe five 2 inchers. As far as the variety, i would go with tetras and other small fish like rasboras. Neon tetras are colorful and if you have a bunch they will all swim together, same with the rasboras and most other small fish. I have attached 2 photos of the neons and rasboras. Remember since the tank is new it will need to cycle so you shouldn't add more then a few fish to start.
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Could I plant it?
I'm sure that you could plant it if you wanted to. I myself have never planted a tank so i really don't know that much. Some plants need different lighting and need fertalizer or some other suppliment. Also it can affect the quality of the water for you fish.
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I have no heater or air pump, should I get them?
Well depending on the temp in the room the tank will be in you probably should have a heater. A small one will do just fine. As far as the air pump its always a good idea to have some air going into the tank. You might wanna add an airstone.

Well I hope i helped a little, if you have any more questions feel free to post again, you will get your answer here.
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Hi,
I want to add something here about neon tetras. They are pretty, but they are also very sensitive. I wouldn't start with neons unless you have stable water conditions. They also need a steady temp all the time. So, you will defenetly need a water heater if you are thinking about getting neons.

Good luck starting your tank!
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