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My first tank - 6 Cardinals to start
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msta
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PostPosted: 2007.01.11(Thu)4:11    Post subject: My first tank - 6 Cardinals to start Reply with quote

Hi,

Here are some photos of my new, and first, tank - 54L, 60cm x 30cm x 30cm

I stocked it on Wednesday with 6 Cardinal Tetras - around 2cms long.

On Saturday I'm picking up 2 baby bristlenose plecos (approx 1.5cm) - assuming they both live, then when they reach around 5cms, I will sell/give away one.

The last addition will probably be 6 Neon Tetras in 2 Wednesday's from now.

I had the air stone running before I put the fish in, but I am trying it without the air stone running at the moment.


In the later photos with the fish, the tank water appears cloudy/dirty-ish because I had a look in the filter to find a missing fish (just before I took photo) - turns out he was in the little cave.



Firstly: Full Tank - Empty




Second: The 6 Cardinals adjusting to their new home




Third: Just cruising along




Fourth: Swimming through the gap




Fifth: Full Tank - with the Cardinals




Sixth: Full Tank - still in their favourite corner of the moment


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PostPosted: 2007.01.11(Thu)7:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you don't mean that you are cycling the tank with the neons?

nice tank, I would add in a few more javaferns and maybe a windelov fern in or on one of the stones. but thats because I love ferns Smile
a little anubius or some grasslike plants in the front/middle would also look great
and plants -> very good for fish & natural environment & oxygen creators.


nice start and good luck with the tank!
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PostPosted: 2007.01.11(Thu)13:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

fzthomas wrote:
I hope you don't mean that you are cycling the tank with the neons?


- no I need to change my signature. cycled the tank for about a month using a fishless cycle.

fzthomas wrote:
nice tank, I would add in a few more javaferns and maybe a windelov fern in or on one of the stones. but thats because I love ferns Smile
a little anubius or some grasslike plants in the front/middle would also look great
and plants -> very good for fish & natural environment & oxygen creators.


thanks for the ideas - I was actually going to ask for what sort of taller, skinny plants there were to place at the front (eg: a stem or sword type plant).
but I am also taking it a little slower with the plants - first tank and all, plus they are harder to find here in new zealand, and more expensive.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.11(Thu)15:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice tank, it looks awesome especialy for a first tank.
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PostPosted: 2007.01.11(Thu)21:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers, hope your 10G is going well
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