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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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please help a newb that is very ignorant.

I am an ignorant newb that may not even get a planted tank, but I heard of your exalted website O master everyone here. I am a friend of mr.gaboozlebag, and he thinks that I have a chance of not being a failure. So I am about to embark on a journey to an outstanding LFS. I will be getting a ten gallon tank. I want to put shrimp, frogs, snowflake eels, and neon tetras. I hope people here can help me.
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True freshwater / brackish water eels will eat small shrimp and tetras, so will some frogs.

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Ohh... Thanks for awnsering. I was just testing everyone here. Snowflake eels are SW fish that grow twice as long as a 10g tank.
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You could get around 5 neons, a couple of shrimp, and an afican dwarf frog with out pushing it.
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Good call Gerald - make sure it is an African DWARF frog - if it is an African Clawed frog it'll get about as big as your hand and will eat all your fish. They are so cute though


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I kept freshwater (brackish) morays for a few yrs in a 20L and they are awesome. They are an olive translucent color and love guppies/sm feeders..

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gee thanks gerald mouse guy. i will consider that.
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Don't get a 10 gallon tank. Smaller tanks are much harder to keep in balance.
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But if you mess everything up in a 10g, and everything dies, you will have had less plants and animal casualties than a 30 gallon would. And what if he doesn't even continue with fish, than he would not have spent as much on a hobby that he did not keep?
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Well he could spend a little more and have a better chance of surviving the beginner trials. You don't have to buy brand new, I got a used 29 with stand and filter for $50 when I started on the advice that I shouldn't start with a ten gallon, here it is three years later and I'm four tanks deep! I'd take rex's advice, but don't buy brand new, theres always someone who's given up trying to unload a tank on the cheap, my 2 cents!
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Ditto to badren!

Look in the Wanted Ads in the newspaper - sometimes they have bargain sections where people post adds. Look in the Trader Paper if you have one locally. Join a Freecycle group - you see quite a bit of fish-stuff on there. Local aquarium clubs are AWESOME for finding bargains too. Or you can look online for adds - that's how I got my 110 gallon Oceanic with lights, stand, canopy and a gorgeous piece of driftwood for $300.


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not to spread the good news - but too online places to look would be a local craigs list or a local freecycle list. Other lists exists as well, and the more odd the list often the better the price.

A month back my wife got a hint on a Wurlitzer piano. It was originally craigslisted at 1200. We picked up for 300 (becuase the furniture that was going to replace it was already at the store - and they were about to charge the buyers rent on it).

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