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Found an old tank, need stocking/usage advice
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Avenger
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PostPosted: 2006.12.24(Sun)5:19    Post subject: Found an old tank, need stocking/usage advice Reply with quote

Found it down in the parents basement, been there for umpteen years. It's a hexagonal tank, maybe 1.5-1.75 gallons, about 12in high, and maybe 9in from face to face.. Comes with a neat little undergravel filter. Surprisingly, the air pump works, so I'm thinking of taking it to work and installing it in the office.
Now, does anyone have any idea on something that'll be happy in a tank of this size? My first thought was a Betta, since the idea is to have something pretty to look at for stress-relief. I haven't had much luck with them though.
Oh, water quality will NOT be an issue, we have distilled delivered.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.24(Sun)7:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually, the only thing you can keep in a tank that small is, pretty much, bettas. you'd need at least 5 gallons for some species of kilifish, but smaller then that, the only fish you can keep is the betta. also, since it's been down in the basement for a while, I suggest you fill it up and check for leaks.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.24(Sun)10:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try this link. I've found it useful a few times. As for stocking a Betta or shrimp would be good for this size of tank. I hope the link helps!

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PostPosted: 2006.12.24(Sun)14:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

a betta, and you can keep snails in there too. But, if you measured the width of each side, and then the height, you can get a accurate gallons at the link at the top of the forum.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.25(Mon)22:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

It works out to just a fraction over 1.75 gallons. I do know the tank is sealed, they had a bit of flooding a few months back, and the tank couldn't float out of the shelves it was on and sank. It stayed filled once the basement got pumped out, at least for a couple days.
I'm thinking of dropping the undergravel filter and making a little shrimp tank.
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