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Old 07-13-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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Reds Low-tech 10 gallon rimless


Have everything setup and running in the new de-rimmed 10g tank.

Now to choose the flora and fauna..


heres the Eq:
-Tank: 10 Gallon (DIY de-rimmed)
-Lighting: 15w fluorescent light
-Filter: HOT mag 250
-Substrate: 20lbs Eco-complete black

so... later this week i will be getting a few plants from Meijer and petsmart and probably a few fish as well..

-Plants:
Rotala indica (back)
Anubias berteri (on the driftwood)
crypto sp. (mid)
and maybe some java moss.

-Inhabitants
Harlequin Rasboras
1-2 corys
shrimps (probably just ghostys)
(need more ideas)
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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At least 3 corydoras, if not more... On top of that, I would shoot for some cherry shrimp or any other neo if you can find them.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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I like your hardscape!! It will look nice with some plants!

you should get a background!! I just have a black one on my 5g, it makes my betta's colors pop so much!!
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:42 PM   #4
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3 cory cats would be minimum. I had two panda corys (quite small) and they never seemed very happy. Then one died and I bought 4 more. 5 seemed quite happy, and exhibited very playful behavior. I've since lost one and now have 4, and they still seem pretty happy, but 5 was better. I haven't had 3, but 2 is not enough for sure. I'll be getting more soon, because I love them.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:26 PM   #5
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I would get a school of either pygmy or habrosus cories with some RCS as already suggested.
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some pennywort and rotala indica from meijer. the water sprite is in my main tank so my loaches can de-snail it ^.^

what do you guys think??
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:33 AM   #7
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Any other thoughts on stocking? i think my CRS dream is going to take a whole different shape cough* breeding rack *cough* lol

besides the corys(which i agree with you Hobby) and rasboras id like maybe one main "personality" fish..

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:46 PM   #8
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OK so I absolutely love my new fish.. The Rasboras <3!

They are so cool!! I loved them so much i had to go get more. What would you say would be the ceiling for stocking in this tank? I currently just have the first batch of 9 rasboras(minus three that died) plus another 10 I added a few days ago.
Also I decided to add the remaining algea ridden Anubias from my 75 to this 10g. Im hoping the algae subsides a little so it can be removed or killed off.

So from here....? just let it grow I guess?
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:23 AM   #9
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here's a short video of the tank from earlier today
Enjoy

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/...ps46d389c4.mp4
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:36 AM   #10
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Try for Peacock Gudgeons! The only downside is that many specimens require live food but I've trained mine to eat flakes.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:36 PM   #11
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5sec video? You tease... Lol

Some shrimp WOULD look nice in there!
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Really digging this tank so far, the rasboras look epic in there!!!

Since you wanna hold off on rcs for a rack, how about adding 2-3 amanos? I adore mine in my communal tank. I haven't had any algae issues at all. Well until now XD I went out of town for a few days, with no timers, so left the lights on the whole time. It's only a touch dusted on my driftwood, so hoping the amanos clean it up for me soon.

I am unsure if you have reached the stocking limits yet. I'd want to say yes, with 19 ish raboras, but depending on filtration and such & how well you upkeep the tank you could prolly get away with adding a centerpiece fish.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:17 AM   #13
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The next few things ill add will be some kind of clean up crew. I like the look of nerite snails alot. My favorite variety currently In my reef tank are nerites.

And iv been thinking alot about shrimp.. But I can't decide what kind and where to get them!! I know of a few different sources of ghost/glass shrimp. But literally almost no clue where to get any other kind.. Iv seen cherry shrimp one time at my lfs but my finances weren't quite right.

For my rack I'm planning I really just want the "bee" shrimp like crystal blacks/reds, and king kongs. Maybe some of the blue variety...

Alot to learn yet when it comes to those guys..

On another note. I think I'm starting to see some algae growth already.. Should I go ahead and try excell on this tank, or maybe reduce my lighting period. I think it's right around 10hrs right now.. Ill do some testing soon. Probably do a partial wc on the little tank later tonight
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:39 AM   #14
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Nice tank.
What is the plant on the left in the back?
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Do you have any Petco's near you? They usually have amano shrimp, if not will happily order some for you. Around $2-3. Great for algae and a bit more fun to look at than ghosties.

If you want something more colorful try the members on here. Or Rachel even. You really can't beat the prices/quality you get from other hobbyist.

I can't wait to get into Bees myself, I just started with my cherries last month, so it'll be a ways away for sure.

About the alage, I can't help ya. Still figuring out that stuff myself. Havent had any algae until just recently. I'm sure it wouldnt hurt to does the Excel tho...
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