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Old 04-29-2011, 11:41 PM   #1131 
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I wouldnt leave the plants in chlorinated water...theyre more sensitive than land plants and might be damaged from it...

Snails are almost guaranteed unless you QT for a month or more.
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #1132 
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new fish questions

I have a 1-gallon tank- is it necessary to buy a siphon, or can i just change the water by scooping it out? the guy at the pet store was very confusing.

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Old 05-01-2011, 02:05 PM   #1133 
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A siphon isn't necessary- just do daily/every other day 100% water changes. :)
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:31 PM   #1134 
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I was wondering, would a 5 gallon sorority with 3 females work for me? The tank looks mostly like this:

http://i56.tinypic.com/1z97qq.jpg

I say mostly because there is some open spaces for my current female to swim. But her tank is heavily planted with many hiding spots as well as caves. I'm even adding more, LOL. I can't see her half the time. THAT PLANTED. That's why I'm curious!

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Old 05-01-2011, 02:43 PM   #1135 
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I was wondering, would a 5 gallon sorority with 3 females work for me? The tank looks mostly like this:

http://i56.tinypic.com/1z97qq.jpg

I say mostly because there is some open spaces for my current female to swim. But her tank is heavily planted with many hiding spots as well as caves. I'm even adding more, LOL. I can't see her half the time. THAT PLANTED. That's why I'm curious!

Thanks(:
A 5 gallon is great for one fish and serviceable if divided for 2 fish. It's really not appropriate for a sorority. I have a 5 gallon with real plants. It would be really crowded to try to fit 3 fish and a lot of plants.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:01 PM   #1136 
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Okay then, makes enough sense(: I don't need to, I have waay too many tanks!
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:38 PM   #1137 
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Just a quick question. If you have an adjustable heater, does it matter what wattage it is? I'm thinking of setting up a 2.5 gallon, and have a spare heater that's adjustable, forgot how many watts, but its definitely over 50 watts.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:08 PM   #1138 
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Well, it isn't advised, and there is a chance with too much wattage that the heater will over heat the tank quickly by accident. It should be fine temporarily if you need it, I just would advise keeping a close eye on the temps until you can get a new one.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:16 AM   #1139 
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Guys- 2.5 gallon lighted hood & filter set or a 3 gallon kritter keeper with just the filter?
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:47 AM   #1140 
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You need a heater in both. The filter is optional. In such small tanks, you can't really achieve a stable cycle, so you don't really need either. You'd just have to do two 50% and one 100% water changes a week in the 2.5 gallon, or one 50% and one 100% water change in the 3 gallon.

If the 2.5 is lighted, I'd almost say go for that, it sounds nice, all you need is a heater.
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