gimme some ideas - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: pittsburgh pa
Posts: 21
gimme some ideas

ok, this is what i have, a 12x12x12 cube (7 gal), 65w lights, and a bag of flourite.i dont have an unlimited budget,so give me some direction. i'm thinking of a small canister filter,diy co2 for now, a nice big piece of driftwood,maybe some black sand for the topping .
should i use peat moss under the flourite? please give me some ideas to start off with. i want to add a couple of blue rams and a few ottos for fauna.
what kind of plants what you recomend?
madtundra is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 02:44 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
dekstr's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,168
I'm not sure about the rams in 7 gallons, espeically the small tank size. They are usually peaceful but can be territorial come breeding time. The set-up you said sounds good! Peat moss, you can just without it, but it doesn't do any harm if you do. I use it on the bottom layer since it doesn't hurt.
dekstr is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 03:15 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
susankat's Avatar
 
PTrader: (18/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tulsa, Ok
Posts: 828
In less than 15 gals for the rams they will be aggressive even with each other. I tried a pair in a 10 gal and the male kept killing any female that was put in with him.
susankat is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: pittsburgh pa
Posts: 21
ok,maybe i'll nix the rams. but they have so much personality. i'm looking for some ideas. any thoughts on other colorfull fish that has some personality ?
how about plants .what would you do and were would you get them ?
madtundra is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 05:41 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
susankat's Avatar
 
PTrader: (18/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tulsa, Ok
Posts: 828
Best place to get plants is here on the forum. I have seen some nice packages go for a reasonable price.

On fish, what I would suggest is you look around on some online sites that sell fish and kind of get an Idea of what you like then post here for questions about if it would fit.

You might like the look of the dwarf puffers. A five gal could possible hold 3 of them. They have lots of personality. Just do a google of them and check them out. From what I understand you can keep oto's with them.
susankat is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 05:43 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
dekstr's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,168
umm fish with personality, cories are good, they have no sense of fear, space, territory, and always swim around non-stop 24/7 since they are active both at night and day. They are small enough to fit too. Never heard of a cory killing another fish.
dekstr is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 12:49 PM
Algae Grower
 
Irish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 36
I would advise caution in a tank your size with rams (being that they need more footprint space as they are more bottom situated) but a 10 gallon is perfect for a pair.

Irish
Irish is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 05:30 PM
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 58
a betta splendens (the ones you see in petstores) sounds like the fish for you! I have yet to have a boring betta, they all have diffrent personalitys and aggression levels, but I have never had one attack anything, and have become quite attached to my past bettas (though I only have females now). in a 7g maybe a male betta, 2 otos, and lots of plants.
moonstream is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome