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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Free Ten Gallon! What Should I Do?

I seriously love my brother SO MUCH right now. When he moved out, he left his ten gallon glass aquarium, filter, heater, etc. sitting in the garage, empty. I was just talking to him and I mentioned the aquarium, and wonder of wonders, he said if I wanted to set it up, he wouldn't want it back until he bought a house (which isn't going to happen for several years, at least... at which point I'm sure I'll be able to buy my own ten gallon and whatnot to re-home whatever fish I have in his at that point).

SO FREAKING EXCITED!!

I have about a billion ideas going through my head right now about what I might want to do with it, but I want suggestions! I'd like to put more than one fish in there, so I guess no male bettas, but maybe a sorority? Or I could do other tropical fish, like cichlids or guppies or... or... anything! Should I do a planted tank? Make suggestions for me, please! I'll consider anything and everything you guys can come up with!
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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 06:08 PM
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NO CICHLIDS!!! That's too small for them. I have an idea...
DWARF PUFFERS!!!!!!!!!!!! :3 You could have 2-3 in there but they're aggressive. DX You jut need it planted and stuff. They're freshwater so no marine salt. Your brother is so nice! Lucky...

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post #3 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Ohhh, too small for cichlids? My bad lol I've never had anything but goldfish and bettas before. I'm really excited to set up a nice aquarium, though!

Dwarf Pufferfish? I've never heard of them, I'ma go google them! Could I mix and match or would it need to be only dwarf puffers? :)
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I think that's the only species you can keep in there, they ARE aggressive so... But, they do eat snails and such. Well, that means you don't have to worry about hitchhiker snails and outbreaks. :P

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Here. this chart should help who can go with who :)

edit: ug! this thing is so picky! sorry I'll put one on thats bigger
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http://www.funfishtank.com/wp-conten...rt-for-you.jpg

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post #7 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Haha I looked up a little info on them, Lebronthebetta, they are kinda cool! I might think about them, but right now I'm looking for tons of ideas and options! :) Thanks for the suggestion!

lvandert, thank you for that chart, that's awesome! It's a wee bit hard to see lol -digs for her glasses-

EDIT: Thanks for the link! :D
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Killifish! Honestly they are hardy, colourful, can be kept in groups, easy to spawn and are very friendly once they get to know you. Plus there are so many different species available.



Here is one of my australe gold female. The male is stunning and having had these as one of my first species they are as easy as pie to take care of.


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green spot dwarf puffers need brackish/marine as adults, and can only eat live black worms

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Killifish! Honestly they are hardy, colourful, can be kept in groups, easy to spawn and are very friendly once they get to know you. Plus there are so many different species available.



Here is one of my australe gold female. The male is stunning and having had these as one of my first species they are as easy as pie to take care of.
omg how CUTE! I love it, she is absolutely adorable! I might have to think about incorporating a few of those. How much space do they need, and do they play well with other fish?

Also, I think the tank might be bigger than 10 gallons. I went and measured it and it measures 24" long by 17" high by 12" wide. I was looking up dimensions of tanks for sale at Petsmart and it's looking like it might be... 20 gallons?
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