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Old 02-06-2010, 01:31 PM   #11 
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no my tank is alot more horizontal than vertical buts its still to high IMO (i like horizontal tanks more). I was think about java fern and amazon sword tail (java moss is illegal in california I think.
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:34 PM   #12 
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oh im plannning to cycle the tank with a few guppies (lab rats if i can get them for free) so they can help sped up the cycle. Is it ok if I add plants while Im cycling the tank and will they help with the cycle
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:55 PM   #13 
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Now that I look at the second picture, it does look larger horizontally. I think it will be okay to add plants to your tank while cycling. Don't add too many guppies, too many can create too much harmful waste.
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:04 PM   #14 
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well i wont add more than four guppies i think. is my filter suitable for bettas
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:13 PM   #15 
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It looks like it would be. If it creates too much of a current, you are going to need to make the current less powerful. A bottle cut right should work to make the current weaker.
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:29 PM   #16 
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Here's a video on how to work the siphon. It's a lifesaver for keeping things clean.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa_440OaQxE
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:06 PM   #17 
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wow vaygirl thx alot for helping me figure out how to work the suction tube. I thought I was going to have to buy like sum kind of pump and stuff thx alot.

noko the filter that have is the aqua tech 5-15 so i dont think is going to make much current however if it does how do i glue/attach the cupp to the filter?

oh can you guys look at my heat is all that white stuff supposed to be at the bottom of the heater?

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Old 02-06-2010, 09:41 PM   #18 
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Yw! That looks like and OLD heater. I'd invest in a new one if I were you, just to be safe. :) Can someone else check the pic?

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Old 02-06-2010, 10:01 PM   #19 
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First rince off your stuff what ever you do do NOT USE SOAP OR CLEANERS they WILL KILL THE FISH!!.
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:42 PM   #20 
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Shrimp don't really add to the bio load a whole lot so you don't really need to worry about adding to many (33 cents at petsmart, i'd just get 9 for $3) but remember if they're happy and you get girls and boys you can start to get over populated. Thats if the betta don't eat the babies. The oto's also are a good idea IMO, but like people have been saying I'd stay away from the guppies.
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