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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-23-2006, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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10 gallon tetra tank

heres a collection of photos i took of m 10 gallon. **UPDATED PICTURES TOWARDS END OF THREAD**








these pics are in chronological order except for the one of the otto and the bubble i dont remember when i took that. anyways, in the last picture, those are actually supposed to be red phantom tetras but theres only one thats actually red and in the picture hes hiding behind one of the uncolored ones. i think i may have gotten burned on these ($7 each!) but i was getting bored of the neons and they werent schooling very well. they were just swimming allover the tank all unorganized like. i wanted some more order to the tank so i thought that a new species would help. it did for a while but now the neons are swimming everywhere again. one of the phantom tetras is now dead and only one of them ever eats anything. i'm like 90% sure i'm going to move them into anotehr tank or bring them back to the pet store. i dont know what to do... i dont really like the neons here but i dont know what kind of fish to get. i had rams in there but the male was beating on the female so bad i had to move them to a bigger tank. i was thinking sparkleing gouramis might be neat or maybe lemon tetras. maybe some kind of bland colored tetras. i dunno... what do you guys think??

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Looks really nice. I like how it slops from the right to left


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Nice tank I love the plants that took right over the stone. Vary beautiful tank.
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thanks guys actually that section of riccia flutains was being held down by the rock. i removed the rock when the other plants grew into it and now the other plants are holding that part of the riccia

steve: thats the look i'm going for. i'm trying to shape the HM to be tallest in the back right and lowest in the front and left but its not really cooperating. i need to get better at trimming.

any mod: can i get this moved to the photo album section? i didnt mean to post it in here. i wasnt paying attention to what i was doing. sorry

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wicked awsome tank it looks really good i like the fish selection you have now it kinda sucks that the neons dont shoal though i really like the transistions you have taken it through a great **end product ** although im sure it will get changed around even more for the better! i guess the life of an aquascaper is long


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If the tetras aren't schooling too well, get a "predator" fish. Most types of dwarf cichlids will do. They don't do any harm, but make the tetras suspicious.
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what are the "stats" of the tank?


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what's the thin-leaved red plant you have in there?
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i believe thats ludwigia arcuata


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That is one great start!!!!!

Seriously, I haven't seen you on the forum for very long and you are doing exceptionally well. Nice job!


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thanks for the encouraging words i was actually into planted tanks b4 i found this gem of a forum but i've definitely learned mountains from reading the posts here.

the tank is 10 gallons theres 72 watts total, 2 36watt bright kits from ah supply, 2 gatorade bottle yeast generators, hagen ladder with a discard-a-stone and a bell, duetto dj-50 internal filter, eco-complete, dry macros(greg watson) and liquid micros(seachem) and excel. i just recently switched to dry micros so we'll see how that works out. i think i might end up useing a combination of both. the two 36 watt lamps arent on at the same time for very long. they are on two different timers and only overlap for about 3 hours.

right now theres like 9 ottos, 7 C. japonias and like a billion trumpet snails along with the 15 neons and 5 phantom tetras. plants are cryptocoryne wenditi, glossostigma elatinoides, hemanithus micranthemoides, ludwgia arcuata, riccia flutains, hydrocotyl something, limnophilia aromatica and algae
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heres a picture update. i moved the tank to a better spot for takin pictures and took the equipment out for petter looking shots. some of the gloss got tangled with the equipment and i had to cut some of it out so it looks kinda funny towards the left side of the first shot.










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15 neon tetra, 5 red phantom tetra, 11 ottocinclus, 9 cardinia japonica
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Tank looks really good! Top right tank looks sorta out of control.
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It's really beautiful,your plants look absolutely healthy and thriving. I wished i could be as successful as you in keeping a planted tank like that.
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If you wanted the fish to school, you should put them in a larger, longer tank. There's not much room for them to school in a 10 gallon tank. They would probably do better in a 55 gallon tank.
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