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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by mirandaf, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. mirandaf

    mirandaf Thread Starter New Member

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    Hi everyone!! My name is Miranda and I am from Glen Allen, VA.

    Currently I have a 10 gallon freshwater tank but am looking to upgrade to a larger tank. There are 2 cory cats, ghost shrimp and a couple different varieties of tetras. Switched this over to a planted tank using the Black Sand flourite a couple of weeks ago. So far the plants don't seem very happy so I have some research to do there.

    Hoping to learn a lot on here. Looks like a great resource from what I have seen so far.
     
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  3. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Hello Miranda. Welcome to the forum !
     
  4. mirandaf

    mirandaf Thread Starter New Member

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    Thanks Smokey and Anthony!

    I have been reading through threads all day. Excited to see a lot of Virginia people on here. :)
     
  5. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Yep, there are quite a few of us.
     
  6. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum Miranda!
    watch with the ghost shrimp and tetras....dependant on the type of tetra, most will hunt those tasty lil buggers down for a snack!
     
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    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome! :D
    Hope you found some useful posts to help those plants perk up a bit ;)
     
  9. mirandaf

    mirandaf Thread Starter New Member

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    Yep. :)

    Going to start with replacing the bulb since I have had that one for a couple of years and then increase the length on the timer. Hood is 17 watt max so if I want to do anything beyond low light, I am going to have to upgrade. Hopefully though the 10 gallon is going to turn into a quarantine tank. Looking at a 35 gallon tonight.
     
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    Yay! :) It's always nice to upgrade to bigger tanks! :D For how long do you have the lights on currently?
     
  11. mirandaf

    mirandaf Thread Starter New Member

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    I was only doing about 8 hours. There was some strong light coming in from the windows as well that I thought would help. I am going to up it to about 10 hours and see if that helps.
     
  12. GREENTEAL52

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    Welcome aboard ,
    I would upgrade light; you can try Home Depot or Loews . They have an extensive line at a reduced price ,:)) .
    You can try Craigslist for tank set ups but be patient and you'll find your price. Are you feeding your plants on a regular basis