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Zombie Tank!

GloFish Electric Green Tetra

Someone posted about making a Zombie theme in the link above. It got me thinking, and I may do a Haunted Cemetary Theme. But I can't figure what size tank to do. Someone also posted they look like White Skirts, which is what they look like.

Plants (Hopefully!):
Downoi
African Water Fern
Dwarf and Regular Hairgrass
Red Lotus (Maybe?)
Red Root Floaters (Maybe?)
Fissidens fontanus or Taiwan Moss or Java Moss on the rock "gravestones"


I am thinking:
GloFish Tetras I have 2! (Getting 3 more atleast!)
Glass Catfish (5 Minimum)


And/Or hopefully....
Solid White or Red Betta
Glass Bloodfin Tetras (5 Minimum)
Indian Glass Fish (Unpainted and 5 Minimum)
Blind Cave Tetras (5 Minimum?)
Albino Cory Catfish or Albino and Regular Kuhli Loaches (5 Minimum for each)

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Just my animals: 0.2 Cornsnakes, 0.2 Bearded Dragons, 1.0 Water Dragon, 0.2.1 Crested Geckos, 1.0 Tiger Salamander, 2.0 Anoles, 0.0.2 Red Eared Slider Turtles, 0.0.1 Map Turtle, 0.0.1 Hermit Crabs, 1.0 Hamster, 1.0 Rabbit, 0.1 Horses, 2.2 Dogs, 0.2 Cats, Chickens, Ducks, Oscar Tank, Planted Bowl, 2x 10 Gallon, 2x 0.5 Gallon, 5 Gallon, and Planted 25 Gallon Tank....Is that it?

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I would think a 29+ would be good, give the tetras room to school and I think its that or like a 50 that is the minimum recomended for glass cats..


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I would think a 29+ would be good, give the tetras room to school and I think its that or like a 50 that is the minimum recomended for glass cats..


I am sorry.. I feel as if I may have had a part in this
I have read 20-30 gallons for glass cats and the same for the White Skirt Tetras.

:p Either way it is going to take me a while to set up.

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I expect photos!!!
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I expect photos!!!
lol I defiantly will get photos. This is my first theme tank.

You think a 29 gallon or 40 gallon would work?

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29 would work, 40B (for sale at petco right now!!) would give you and the fish more room to create it

Ooooohhh I even have a awesom root cluster that would work great as like a dead tree!! Bauxite.... thats not to far?
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29 would work, 40B (for sale at petco right now!!) would give you and the fish more room to create it

Ooooohhh I even have a awesom root cluster that would work great as like a dead tree!! Bauxite.... thats not to far?
I know that is why posted the question. ;D

Your in Bentonville that is like 4 hours away. My family and I had to travel past Bentonville to Missouri to get a dog. Do you have pictures of it?

Oooh forgot to mention. Going to LFS to look and price.

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Just my animals: 0.2 Cornsnakes, 0.2 Bearded Dragons, 1.0 Water Dragon, 0.2.1 Crested Geckos, 1.0 Tiger Salamander, 2.0 Anoles, 0.0.2 Red Eared Slider Turtles, 0.0.1 Map Turtle, 0.0.1 Hermit Crabs, 1.0 Hamster, 1.0 Rabbit, 0.1 Horses, 2.2 Dogs, 0.2 Cats, Chickens, Ducks, Oscar Tank, Planted Bowl, 2x 10 Gallon, 2x 0.5 Gallon, 5 Gallon, and Planted 25 Gallon Tank....Is that it?
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+1 on the 29 or larger.
One thing remains to be found out about the new fish. Skirted Tetras are quite often fin nippers. Glass cats won't tolerate much of that.
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+1 on the 29 or larger.
One thing remains to be found out about the new fish. Skirted Tetras are quite often fin nippers. Glass cats won't tolerate much of that.
Well, I am still in the planning stages of it. I was also thinking Glass fish and Glass Bloodfin Tetras. But not sure.

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I do, will have to find the photo lol.
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I do, will have to find the photo lol.
Okay.

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Since I may be responsible for the initial suggestion(and I like the idea) I will do some looking on the web to find some cool "artifacts" that would lend to the theme but be "fish friendly" because deep down I would like to do this myself but I know I would tire of it all too soon(I'm a naturalist at heart).. also I'm in Canada so getting glo-tetras anytime soon is not likely.


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Since I may be responsible for the initial suggestion(and I like the idea) I will do some looking on the web to find some cool "artifacts" that would lend to the theme but be "fish friendly" because deep down I would like to do this myself but I know I would tire of it all too soon(I'm a naturalist at heart).. also I'm in Canada so getting glo-tetras anytime soon is not likely.


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That is what I have been doing.

I am thinking, using live aquarium, overgrown haunted cemetery with the GloFish Tetras, since they look Radioactive Zombies. Substrate is black sand with Blue LEDs to create a Moonlight effect. A picture background of the Moon with either a haunted house, Mausoleum, or a church.
This is my FIRST theme tank. I love horror movies and stories. I also have never really liked tetras before these.

There is a Zombie Pleco! O.O L070 Pleco. I kinda want it to go with the whole Zombie theme. lmao

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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ge...ed-myself.html

Here is a link to the thread with all the wood, it would be a piece off the super root stump as I call it
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That is what I have been doing.

I am thinking, using live aquarium, overgrown haunted cemetery with the GloFish Tetras, since they look Radioactive Zombies. Substrate is black sand with Blue LEDs to create a Moonlight effect. A picture background of the Moon with either a haunted house, Mausoleum, or a church.
This is my FIRST theme tank. I love horror movies and stories. I also have never really liked tetras before these.

There is a Zombie Pleco! O.O L070 Pleco. I kinda want it to go with the whole Zombie theme. lmao
I wonder how those glo-tetras would look under a black light????
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