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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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Hey im starting up a 10 gallon tank, and ive been cycling it for a few weeks. My ammonia levels are at 0, so i think its time for some fish. I really like the Harlequin Rasbora, but i wanna know if there are any other fish out there that are good for a small tank.

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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also what type of plants would you suggest for this size tank
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Endlers would be good for a 10G tank. They are colorful, active, peaceful & stay small. Here is a link: http://endlerslivebearer.com/

Plants depend on the amount of light/wattage you have. But you will want stay with small plants that don't grow too tall.

Make sure your tank is cycled. After the Ammonia levels go up the Nitrite levels will also, which is also harmful for fish.

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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks alot trenac. The endlers are great looking fish. Here are some plans i was consdering:

Anubias Nana
Lilaeopsis
Lutea (Cryptocoryne Lutea)
Red Ludwigia
Dwarf Sag.

You think any of these plants would do well in a 10 gallon tank?
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The Lutea, Dwarf Sag. & Ludwigia takes 2WPG, Anubias 1.5, not fimiliar with Lilaeopsis. These would all be good for a 10G tank size wise.

How many watts do you have?

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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-20-2004, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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im not really sure. I bought the 10 gallon starting kit at walmart. It came with a light but im not sure how many watts per gallon it lets out. Do you suggest that i should get a new bulb? If so what would be the best for the plants i listed. Sorry for all the ?s

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Did it come with one bulb or two? Fluorescent or incandescent?
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-20-2004, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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it came with one flourescent bulb. Im have no idea how many watts.
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Can you check the bulb itself to see if the wattage is printed on it? If not, the fixture should have some sort of label stating the type of bulb required. Perhaps in the documentation that came with the kit? There must be some reference to replacement bulbs...?

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Ok, i took apart the hood and found out that the light bulb is 15 watts.
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A 15watt bulb over a 10 gallon tank is only 1.5 wpg. Unless you want to upgrade your lighting by buying a new fixture or a retrofit kit, you need to be looking at low light plants. You can probably keep a lot of other plants alive under that amount of light, but they won't thrive.

For a long time, I only had 20watts on my 29 gallon, and I had a sword, dwarf sag, h. polysperma, rotala rotifunda and rotala macranda. They were all alive, but they weren't growing until I added better lighting.

If you want to stick with low light plants, you can look at java ferns and some of the crypts. I also just added lymnophila sessiflora to my low light 6 gallon, and so far it seems to be doing really well.

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Cool

If i wanted better lighting for plants that require it. what would you suggest i get.
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I would suggest you get a power compact light fixture, more bang for your buck.

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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-24-2004, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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is there a certain wattage i should get?
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What wattage should you get? Depends on what plants you'd like to grow. With what you've got right now you can grow low light plants (e.g. ferns, some crypts). If you want to grow medium light plants, you should have at least 2wpg, and for high light plants you'll need at least 3wpg.

If you're new to planted tanks, I would recommend staying under 3wpg (it's generally accepted that once you get over 3wpg, things get more difficult to keep in balance, and you'd need to look at adding CO2 as well).

Based on the list of plants you posted earlier, you should be fine with around 2-2.5 wpg. If you're interested in compact fluorescents, you could get a 28watt compact fluorescent, or perhaps two 13watt compact fluorescents.

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