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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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A new beginning

Here are the first few pics of a saved 10 gallon tank. My brother was going to throw it away untill I gave it a new home.
I set this tank up today with some Java ferns from my other tanks. The only thing I need to change is the hood, it has a 2 bulb incandescent light. No CO2 yet but it is in the master plan. Sorry it is so cloudy, I will post more pics when it clears up.

All comments and suggestions are very welcome!!

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Dont ya just love starting out a new tank? Its a blank slate, just waiting for you!!!
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It is fun, but I never know which direction I want take it. Like what fish do I put in there, what kind of plants, low light or high.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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I would go with something low light. A few Anubias and a couple of Crypts. The wood is very nice, let it be the "star", accent it with plants.

You should be able to skip the CO2 and use Flourish Excel to provide your plants with carbon.

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Your tank looks spooky, like something could be lurking in the depths. I would be carefull putting your hand in that thing.
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Well, after 4 days and 3 50% water changes the water is clearing up. The java fern is looking good and already growing. Now I am working on building a new hood to replace the incandescent lights, I borrowed lights from the 55 gallon tank for these pics. I am still not sure about what fish I would like to put in there, suggestions would be great.

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Tank looks great! I love the driftwood, maybe a few background plants and either glosso or dwarf sag in the foreground would look great. I would have a nice school of either neons, cardinals or rasboras in the tank possibly with 2-3 cories.

Great start, i'm in love with the wood you have their. Where did ya get it from?
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I found this piece in the woods behind my house and I have been waiting for a tank to put it in. As for the plants, I haven't added any others yet because of the lights, but as soon as the hood is finished there will be more.
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