Hi everyone. My family often had a 10 gallon tank while I was growing up. I never tended one. My kids are grown and on their own and I finally took up the learning process of starting up my own 10 gallon tank in the fall of 2011. I've always loved the serenity of a tank. I had no problems starting up. It was several months before I needed any helpful information and I found this site came up in my inquiries often. I've been able to employ the info and I enjoy the courtesy I've seen on this forum. I live in an apartment that is bright with sunlight kept warm (I have no control) and my tank after the first winter rose in temperature. From the beginning I have never had a light on or a heater on. I removed them from the tank. It doesn't sit in direct light. I started with 10 fish. I joined this forum yesterday with problems I was having and received an immediate response. That was wonderful. I hope to be back up to 10 fish in the near future. Looking forward to browsing this site and learning from the experts. Thanks so much.
thanks for the welcome. I have only 7 fish at the moment - 3 cardinals and 4 raspboras. I'd like a couple platys. I was also thinking an autocat but I've noticed my algae is brown, not green. I'm not sure what that means or if it is ok for the autocat.
I can't remember the type of raspboras. They are silver with a black triangular end and an orange/red stripe along the top, around the eyes and the fins & tail.
I don't think light is an issue, although they only get the natural light of the day. The tank light increased the temperature significantly too high.