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swissian
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Joined: 27 Nov 2005

PostPosted: 2010.07.23(Fri)6:53    Post subject: My 10 Gallon Reply with quote

About 4 months ago I set up this 10 gallon in my college apartment. About 1 month ago I added 2 red cherry shrimp and they are taking over! The tank also hold 5 celestial danios who are quite shy and 2 ottos.











In this one you can kind of see a celestial danio (blur on the left in front of the java moss covered rock)
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rales12
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PostPosted: 2010.07.23(Fri)7:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! Is this a low-tech plant set up?

How do you like the celestial danios? I've been considering a 10 gallon set up for some, but if they tend to be too super shy, I suppose I'll save my money Wink
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PostPosted: 2010.07.23(Fri)8:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is pretty low-tech. I just have the original top but replaced the bulbs with fluorescent ones. I add no ferts or anything besides the flourite substrate. Most of the plants came from my big fishtank back home. I only bought 2 crypts which keep producing babies and some microsword 3 weeks ago. It seems to be taking off as well.

I love the danios. They tend to come out if you stand still long enough and their colors are amazing! They just tend to dart into their corner if there is any movement.
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PostPosted: 2010.07.25(Sun)5:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice setup, swissian.

I have kept celestials before and they were not shy. They are great and I reccomend them to anyone with a 10g+ setup with small inhabitants.
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PostPosted: 2010.07.25(Sun)13:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like quite a nice healthy low maintainence setup, well done. Just one small comment: eww snails. Laughing
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swissian
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PostPosted: 2010.09.30(Thu)5:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made a few changes to the tank. I took out the amazon swords, the apon and a few crypts and exchanged them for some bylxa japonica. it is growing nicely and the new leaves are nice and red.



shrimps:




and my new crystal reds/blacks getting acclimated:

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PostPosted: 2010.09.30(Thu)5:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! This is really looking nice.
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swissian
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PostPosted: 2010.09.30(Thu)6:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank! I am really looking forward to seeing the crystal shrimp get bigger. They will eventually be moved into the 20 gallon tank I am slowly setting up.
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PostPosted: 2010.09.30(Thu)6:11    Post subject: Java Moss Reply with quote

Your Java Moss looks EXCELLENT!!! I am trying to grow some in my tank, but it continues to turn green and then die off. What do you give yours to make it grow so well?
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PostPosted: 2010.09.30(Thu)6:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

I normally put 1/4 capfull of excel in the tank maybe once a week and I have DIY CO2 running. I think the java moss mostly does well due to the shrimp. I will have to go soon and cut off most of it. It has a habit of taking over the left side of the tank and all the driftwood.
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