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10g Bare Bottom Fry Tank Equipment Assistance-writerscott

Discussion in 'Livebearer Fish' started by Anonymous, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Anonymous

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    Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:29 pm
    fry tank set up
    OK my fry tank is going to be a ten gallon tank.

    I need to clean my ten gallon tank and I was wondering if distill white vinegar work for the cleaning?

    they other is about my heater, I got a 50 watt topfin submersible heater for the tank where would be the best place to place the heater on the sides or the bottom?

    (note: the tank is going to be a bare bottom tank.)

    I do not have any type of filter yet, I'm think of doing a mail order from dr. frost and smith catalog and order a sponge filter and some other supplies.
     
  2. LemonDiscus

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    Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:31 pm
    I would still put the heater on the back of the tank at a 45 degree angle
     
  3. Anthony

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    Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:33 pm
    Yes, vinegar will work for cleaning the tank.

    A sponge filter will be the best thing to use for a fry tank IMO.
     
  4. Anonymous

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    Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:33 pm
    at a 45 degree angle?? how do you do that, rest the bottom on the tank floor and the dial area on the side or some thing?
     
  5. LemonDiscus

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    Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:43 pm
    I dont have a good picture but put the heater not up and down and not side to side buy hanging on the back at a 45 degree angle... yes the end without the wire kind of faces the bottom and the dial faces up.

    Here is the reason. It is good practice to do this with a heater as MANY egg laying species of fish look for horizontal or vertical surfaces to spawn on.... ALL of my heaters sit this way (the submersible ones). It prevents the parents from deciding to spawn on the heater (a HUGE mistake on the fishes part!)
     
  6. Anthony

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    Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:45 pm
    And because of what Lemon said is why I don't do this, I have livebearers. :D
     
  7. LemonDiscus

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    Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:45 pm
    Yup.... ONLY with livebearers does it not matter heater positioning!
     
  8. Anonymous

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    Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:49 pm
    OK I'm only doing livebearers right now, I'm get my bettas up and going. I have one female and male that I love the colors on, I hope to build bigger tanks for them this next week if I can get some aquarium safe silicone.
     
  9. James0816

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    Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:49 pm
    absolutely! the best way to clean a dirty tank.
     
  10. LemonDiscus

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    Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:00 pm
    Ok... so with livebearers you need not worry about the heater... it will heat wherever you put it...

    As a note though if EVER working with egg layers (bettas) go with the 45 degree angle technique... I would even do it with livebearers just to keep the habit myself.
     
  11. Anonymous

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    Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:25 pm
    OK thanks for the advise lemondiscus.
     
  12. LemonDiscus

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    Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:43 pm
    No problem! ;)
     
  13. MOD_Dawn

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    OK my fry tank is going to be a ten gallon tank.

    I need to clean my ten gallon tank and I was wondering if distill white vinegar work for the cleaning?
    they other is about my heater, I got a 50 watt topfin submersible heater for the tank where would be the best place to place the heater on the sides or the bottom?

    (note: the tank is going to be a bare bottom tank.)

    Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:54 am
    I do not have any type of filter yet, I'm think of doing a mail order from dr. frost and smith catalog and order a sponge filter and some other supplies.

     
  14. Anonymous

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    Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:57 am
    OK thanks, I also have first time buyer coupon of 5 dollars too
     
  15. MOD_Dawn

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    Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:26 pm
    You can only use one or the other. (coupon)
     
  16. Anonymous

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    Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:39 pm
    dang it, well I don't think my order is going to be over 100 yet.
     
  17. MOD_Dawn

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    Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:50 pm
    You can use the newbie one for $5 off...I was just meaning you couldn't combine the two of them together.
     
  18. Anonymous

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    Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:13 pm
    I know.

    which one of this would make a good sponge filter for my fry tank from the aquarium store?

    this are going to be hook up to an air pump because that all I can buy right now, I may upgrade to a power head later.
     
  19. Anthony

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    Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:55 pm
    I would go with the last one.
     
  20. Anonymous

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    Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:56 pm
    OK Thanks, I like the price on it that for sure.

    OK I need help which of these air pumps are a good air pump? What would make a good air pump for my aquarium?