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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2006, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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got it all!!

sunday night i went out and bought all i need for my tank.
i got a five gal tank, heater, filter, gravle, two live plants, rock decor, water conditioner, food, test stips, etc.
i set everything up and let it run.
i tested my water and its betta safe. my nitrate, nitrite, hardness, alkalinity, and ph is all right already.
in 4 days to a week i am wanting to get my fishes.
i am thinking a betta, a snail, and some white clouds, or neon tetras.
my filters current IS strong and i know thats not good for bettas. i have a few ideas to lessen the current. i think i will but a natural sponge in there to slow the current and put long plants in front of it to block the current.
the tank didnt come with a hood or nothing. the filter and heater sticks out so far that i will have to make my own lid and cut holes where everything will fit. i think i am going to get some wire mesh or hardware cloth and see how that is for making a lid.
YAY for me. it feels so good to see my tank up and working.
i hope i can find a crown tail betta (cross your fingers for me!)
i also have some hair nets from work. i bet i can rig something up with those as a lid.
it would be safer than GALVANIZED wire mesh.....

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What sort of filter is it? I might have some ideas for helping slow the current .

I'd be careful with the tetras, they can be rather nippy. Of course, it depends on the fish.




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i made me a lid out of some plastic meshing i found in the craft sectoin at walmart.
and sliped a soaked rinsed off panyhose over the filter. it slowed it down alot.
i tested my water and its already ready for fish!
so i bet i have a betta and a snail tomorrow.
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i made me a lid out of some plastic meshing i found in the craft sectoin at walmart.
and sliped a soaked rinsed off panyhose over the filter. it slowed it down alot.
i tested my water and its already ready for fish!
so i bet i have a betta and a snail tomorrow.
Ok, I was just going to suggest that XD.

Good luck on finding the perfect betta! By the way, do you plan on cycling the tank?




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well, i guess not.
my nitrate, nitrite, hardness, ph, alkin, etc is all beta safe. so i guess im not cycling
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well, i guess not.
my nitrate, nitrite, hardness, ph, alkin, etc is all beta safe. so i guess im not cycling
Ok, then in that case I'd really just stick to a betta and snail. Tetras would need a cycled tank and since they're prone to nipping betta fins anyways I wouldn't risk it.

Good luck and I can't wait to see the fishie!!!




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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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yeah i just will stick with a betta and snail.
at least for the time being. i may add some white clouds after the tank is cycled (betta and snail would cycle it for me more than likely)
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