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Old 10-15-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
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Yay! I got the A-Ok from my facilities department that having an aquarium in my cubicle was fine by them, no policies on it. Only suggestion was that I make sure things are sturdy and not noisey, which of course I would do regardless of the suggestion.

I'm thinking that I would want to keep this tank to less than 10 gallons as I would be bucket bragading old and new water back and forth to the mens bathroom or janitors closet.

I'm thinking of medium light plants, drift wood frags with some flourite. I would like if possible to not need to use CO2 as DIY would be messy at work and CO2 injection would raise too many unwanted questions. An all in one system would be a nice option, something I can buy and say replace the bulb etc.

I would appreciate suggestions on possible products to use for the tank, filter and lighting. I will look at my plant books for possible plants to use, but if you have plant suggestions as well, that would be appreciated.
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Old 10-15-2004, 09:03 PM   #2
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I'm leaning towards either an Eclipse 6 or an Eclipse 12, thinking about a pair of Botia sidthimunki (chain loach, dwarf loach) and maybe a few neons.
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I wish my job is as secure as yours
Show us the pics when it's done.
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The Eclipse tanks are complete setups so need to but extra lighting or filters. Both the 6 & 12 are good choices, however IMO I would go with the larger tank. The larger tank will give you more choices for fish & more room to plant. I would stick to low light plants & stay away from stem plants so that prunning will not become a chore. You may want to try Crypts, Anubias, Java fern, Tropica sword, Dwarf Lilly.
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Will I run in to algae problems not having stem plants?
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Old 10-16-2004, 12:08 PM   #6
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That's a good point, Inzeos

In the beginning if you like you can add some fast growing stem plants like: Anacharis, Wisteria & Hornwort. These will outgrow the tank fast, so you will have to keep them prune intill the tank gets seattled. The above mentioned plants can also be used as floaters.
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Will I run in to algae problems not having stem plants?
Use the fast growers at first alongside with root feeders. After a few months when the rooted species are doing well you can remove the stem plants. You shouldn't have any algae problems as long as you keep the fish load low and do regular waterchanges. It's always a good idea to keep a bit of stem plants in a tank though. Try some of the slower growing stuff like Lobelia.
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