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10 gallon Guppy Tank

This is going to be an non-selective breeding guppy tank. I don't plan on having any more than 9 adult guppies at once, probably less.

I have a fry tank set up so they can stay there for 2-3 weeks before being sold or given away.


Tank: Standard 10 gallon tank

Lighting: 2 13 watt fluorescents at 6700k.

Filter: Aqueon Quiet Flow 10 (I think) Tetra Whisper 3i (hoping to find a way to turn this into a C02 diffuser. Any ideas)

Substrate: 50% eco complete 25% flourite 25% red gravel

Hardscape: 2 pieces of driftwood

Flora: Blyxa japonica, Rotala indica, Limnophila aromatica

Fauna: 2 male guppies, 2 ottos. (4 female guppies will be added soon. All unwanted fry will go to LFS and SnS



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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-22-2010, 11:29 PM
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Nicest guppy tank ive ever seen
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Really interesting choice of substrate. Do the plants grow well in a mix like that? *ideas*
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It was more of a mistake than choice :p

They have grown well in 50/50 flourite/eco mix and a 50/50 eco/gravel mix. So I'm assuming they will be OK in here. Only time will tell I guess.
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I agree, definitely one of the nicest breeding tanks i've seen! Much more pleasing to the eye than the floating forest of guppy grass I had in mine


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Seriously, that is a great looking guppy tank =) Mine don't get nearly such a royal treatment.

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Well I'm doing it more as a hobby, and a way to give back some to my LFS. They get all my fry for free, and will sell them for about 2.50 each.

If I was doing it for profit they would be in a tank with cheap gravel and plastic plants :P

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Great looking breeding tank! I used to trade my baby angels to the LFS for store credit. Typically I used it to buy food.

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Lovely layout!!
I am amazed at the colors of the plants. What are the red plants? Using any ferts?
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Thanks for the kind words.

The red plants are Limnophila aromatica. I got a great deal on them in SnS from Scotty he still has a thread up I believe so he may have some left.

They are a red-maroon-light purple depending on the day and how happy they are, hopefully they will turn purple full time when they reach the surface of the water, near the lights.

As far as ferts ~1ml Excel Daily and ~.75ml Flourish Iron every other day. I am looking to go DIY C02 soon, and have just started reading up on that.

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Tetra Whisper 3i (hoping to find a way to turn this into a C02 diffuser. Any ideas)

The design of the 3i, leaves room around the small power head. Take the bottom off or apart. Some use screws, others don't. Drill a 3/16" hole in the bottom of the base. Thread your CO2 line through the hole. Cut off the line, fairly close to the bottom of the assembly. The bubble will get sucked through the power head and chopped by the impeller. Given the location of the filter - noise should be really obnoxious.
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Tetra Whisper 3i (hoping to find a way to turn this into a C02 diffuser. Any ideas)

The design of the 3i, leaves room around the small power head. Take the bottom off or apart. Some use screws, others don't. Drill a 3/16" hole in the bottom of the base. Thread your CO2 line through the hole. Cut off the line, fairly close to the bottom of the assembly. The bubble will get sucked through the power head and chopped by the impeller. Given the location of the filter - noise should be really obnoxious.
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Tetra Whisper 3i (hoping to find a way to turn this into a C02 diffuser. Any ideas)

The design of the 3i, leaves room around the small power head. Take the bottom off or apart. Some use screws, others don't. Drill a 3/16" hole in the bottom of the base. Thread your CO2 line through the hole. Cut off the line, fairly close to the bottom of the assembly. The bubble will get sucked through the power head and chopped by the impeller. Given the location of the filter - noise should be really obnoxious.

I was very confused by that.

I have this filter.

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