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Thread: I'm going to start a FW aquarium!

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    it never goes that way, mine all started off small now i have a 75, a 29, and a pond. now that i have decided to have fish that are huge i need at least a 100. it's very addicting! good luck staying small!

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    What is and what should never be Crissytal's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]No? Oh well no biggie. My 75 gallon reef tank is home to my cp's and I can't use that hehe. Eclipse takes NO fluorescents.
    The bulbs that I linked will work with most standard hoods (the none fluorescent setups). You will most likely need something other than what has come with your hood. Plants like java moss and fern can grow without them but not well. I had extremely poor lighting in my 55 gallon awhile back; my java ferns ended up disintegrating.

    I'm currently growing Najas grass, java moss, Vals, hornwort, and some crypts with the bulbs that I linked.

    No, I don't inject. I honestly believe it's more trouble than it's worth. I've done a lot of research on the subject. Risking a pH crash and losing my fish isn't worth it to me.

    As far as fish goes, go with some smaller, less aggressive species. I'd say get three cory cats that you like and maybe a few tetra or other small fish to fill the top and mid layers of the tank. I'm use to having overstocked tanks, and clean them frequently enough to account for it. If you are inexperienced, I'd recommend going with less fish; if you're not totally set on fish, you could have a few African Dwarf Frogs. I currently have five. They do have special food requirements though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]What species, and how many, do you reccomend?
    i think the general rule is 1inch of fish = 1 gallon...right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (glider14 @ Sep. 09 2006,12:13)]
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    Quote[/b] ]What species, and how many, do you reccomend?
    i think the general rule is 1inch of fish = 1 gallon...right?
    Yupper... that's the old "rule of thumb". You should see what a wholesaler does, though! Typical scenario is to have 200 Red Wag Platties in a 20 gallon long.

    Also good aquarium plants are Water Sprite and those cheap and overlooked "plant bulbs".

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    lol, don't those plant bulbs grow to be huge?

    what about 3 corydoras, a couple of dwarf gourami's ? could i fit anthing else in there?

    i should get a 20....

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