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Old 09-26-2011, 11:01 PM   #91 
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Oh no, Sorry to hear about the cory and Jake. Some fish just don't pull through. I hear some cories can be sensitive. I was going to get some otos, but I can't seem to make up my mind. I hope your tank stabilizes soon :(
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:23 PM   #92 
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Yeah. 20-25% would be good. You'll find your plants will grow better with the roots trimmed. :)
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:25 PM   #93 
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Aurasoulful, I have otos. They're great fish. In just 3 days, they've eaten the algae off my tank glass and most of my plants. The bad side is they poop. A lot. I mean A LOT. I have a pale substrate and parts of it are actually turning black/brown from the poop. But for algae eating, they're hard to beat.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:27 PM   #94 
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HAHA POOP MACHINES!! They seem small enough for a 10 galleon. How many should I get?
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:41 PM   #95 
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I have 3. If you don't have anything else but a betta in your 10g, I'd say you could have 4-5 as long as you keep up on the water changes. A planted tank would help too. They're so cute the way they stick themselves to things. But here's a day's worth of poo from 3 otos. They spent a lot of time in the plants so all that brown stuff is poo. From one day.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:43 PM   #96 
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Oh wow, along with wanting some neons and adding Fernanado, I dunno if I could handle the bioload o-0
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:45 PM   #97 
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Planted, cycled tank with 6-10 neons and 3 otos would be okay, I think. Neons have very little bioload. I've never even seen mine poop. They're too small to see them poop, I guess.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:55 PM   #98 
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Well they only poop when you're not looking... Tis not proper to poop in front of people... Silly neons. I'm still adding more plants and I believe the tank may silent cycle since I removed the old substrate and put down soil and darker finer gravel. I haven't had any fish in there for a couple days so the nitrogen cycle may have crashed. I'm getting some trumpet snails in a day or so and some more plants. We'll see how it goes
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:08 AM   #99 
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So I have nice polite neons. :) Where are you getting your trumpet snails from? I've only found one website that has them so far and only in groups of 3.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:10 AM   #100 
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I ordered here: http://www.shop.plantedaquariumscent...Live-mts07.htm says you get up to five snails :D Guy is in Arizona
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