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Old 01-04-2007, 04:51 PM   #1
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My 10gallon set up




Im thinking of setting up a 10 gallon in my room. It will be either a titanic set up.
I was wondering what ornaments could I use to make the scene look icy?
Ive seen some one put a huge chunk of glass in the tank and it resemble a ice burge. I wanted to know where I could find something of the sort.
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:05 PM   #2
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Penn-Plax makes a bunch of decorations. On that page you can scroll down and see some crystal decorations. I would figure out what Penn-Plax names these products individually and then search those names on Google. That's how I found a bunch of people carrying their sunken ship ornaments.
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:14 PM   #3
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Thanks, But these are crystals, Do you think they resemble ice?
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How about quarzt crystal....?
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Whats that?
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My 10gallon set up

Stuff that looks like this . You could break it up and make it look like you want...of course, icebergs float......
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Where can I find some?
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I'm not sure, I think you can even dig it up. I did a goole search and this site explains it more. Click on the digging link....
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:32 PM   #10
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Once everything gets a layer of algae on it, I don't think it's going to look at all like ice. It's more a fortress of solitude look I guess.
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:06 PM   #11
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for my ten gallon Im setting up I need some fish suggestions. My nephew sad get a green puffer. I dont know what I should do.
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Puffers require live foods and a lot more care than some fish. Guppies are colorful, small fish people like in small tanks. There was someone that posted a while back about a nano aquarium, smaller fish. I think nano was the word he used. You might want to do a search for that.
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Well Im looking for something aggressive for a 10gallon.
Eany suggestions?
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By aggressive do you mean active? Some schooling fish might be a good choice too as they may be more active interacting with each others. Barbs might be a good choice.
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Actually Im glad you said barbs. Ill get some tiger barbs. Is it true that they grow and turn green? Or they stay tan with black stripes?
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I think they're supposed to remain yellowish-brown with black stripes. I'm not sure if the "green" version occurs naturally or if it's a hybrid.
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How many can I put in a 10gallon?
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There is generally a 1" per gallon rule to keep up with waste and such. Unfortunately 10-gallons isn't very big and Tiger Barbs move around quite a bit. If you plan on upgrading you can possibly put more in to start if they are small. I can't give an exact number as I've never kept them myself.

In answer to your green question about the barbs, check out these pages.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...fm?pCatId=1005
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=993
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i would not put tigers in a 10g at all, unless you plan on upgrading them soon, as they grow really fast. I have 5 albinos, 5 tigers, and 1 green in a 20g tank, and I don't even think that they have enough room in there. I did have them in my 55, but they started picking on my loaches, so they had to move. Still trying to figure out what I am going to do with them.

Even small, I would not put any in a 10g tank, especially since you really need a school of 6 or more for them to "play nice". Any less and they get really mean.

I would defintly keep something smaller in the 10g. Guppies, some sort of small tetra, or even those "micro" rasboras are cool (if your lfs carries them)
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Zebra danios may be another choice. They are very active. Shelldweller cichlids also have a lot of personality for a small fish and are more unusual than the typical guppies and bettas recommended for a 10g. You could keep a small breeder colony (3-5) in a 10, but will have to figure out what to do with the fry. They are not usually recommended as a beginner fish, but I don't think they're terribly difficult. Just do a little research first.
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