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Old 11-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #1 
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10 gallon project

I'm planning on getting a 10 gallon tank this weekend.

It will have
A. Jingles or Sir Bubbles
B. 4 pygmy cories
C. Some non floating tanks
D. Sand substrate


I'm getting it all done this weekend, I'll post pics as I go on.
I might end up.buying the cories today and QT them until then :)
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:33 PM   #2 
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So I went to the pet store today, got a pH tester, a thermometer, and 5 cories.

4 pygmies and one bronze. He wasn't labelled so I wasn't sure what he was. IF someone can tell me whethere or not I should invest in 3 more bronzes, that'd be great. I'm okay with returning him if anything, but I want to keep the pygmies :)
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:53 PM   #3 
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You should return him, he won't shoal with the others. The bioload will be too much as well. 10 gallons are big in the Betta world, but not to other fish. Congrats on your new tank BTW. :) Are you going to cycle while your Cories are in QT?
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:01 PM   #4 
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Oh, if it was possible, I was going to get maybe 3 more bronze cories to shoal with :)
He's actually in the QT tank with them and they're all swimming together, it's weird.

And thanks! I'm actually planning on doing another fish-in cycle. It worked really well with my 5, as long as I keep the changes up :)
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:25 PM   #5 
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okay, I'm going to return the bronze when I am able to.
I'd rather just bring him back so he can go to a better home.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:03 PM   #6 
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These are four of the pygmy cories going into my 10 gallon :)
The guy on the left is going to be returned.

So far, I chose the name Sylvester for one of the males. And Whiskers is a gender neutral. I figured since they're cat fish, I could use cat names.
There are 2 females and 2 males.

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:38 AM   #7 
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@LebronTheBetta that is good to know.

@Alcemistnv Awww those fishies are cute! Oh yay! Congrats! The possibilities with setting up a 10 gal tank are endless. So many amazing things you can do. As you can tell I'm super excited for you, lol! :) I also have a 10 gal tank but it is heavily planted with only snails inside. I'm afraid to add my betta, lol. Hopefully I will get the courage to do so. I'm doing a plant cycle. Well good luck! I can't wait to see pictures of your progress.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #8 
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Thanks redraz!
Ima actually just about to return the one.Cory and then off to PETCO! :D

I'm so excited x3
I'm definitely going to get some plants but not too much. And definitely a good place for.jingles to hide in :3
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #9 
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the plants


The tank in the box:
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:07 PM   #10 
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Be careful with Petco sand, they're known to raise pH. Beautiful plants BTW. (;
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