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how do I properly clean/maintain my aquarium?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by Leslie, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. YellowCichlid

    YellowCichlid New Member

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    Basically the same way. The water salinity is just different
     
  2. Anonymous

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    I have had good luck cleaning old tanks out with ice/salt and lemon, fill the tank with a bag of ice chunks, dump a container of salt over it, and squeeze one or two lemons in it with rubber gloves stir it all around the tank and add a pitcher or two of cold water, scrub the tank with the ice chunks..rinse well. (kinda like cleaning your coffee pot out!) Have fun with your new tank
     
  3. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    ok. i cleaned my 10 gal and now im getting ready to set it up. it wasnt as hard as i thought but i know the 29 gal willbe harder.
     
  4. Anthony

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    Nice. Do you know what you're going to put in the 10 gallon yet ?
     
  5. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    i havnt been to the local stores to look at the fish. so no not yet. any ideas?? i want to get some plants in it.
     
  6. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    I can't think of too many for a 10 gallon. My mind is used to larger take. :)

    Endler's or guppies would be fine in a 10 gallon tank for a while, until they overpopulated it in a few months.

    Anything that will be under 1" should work in there.
     
  7. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    i thought about some ballon mollys ( i think thats they are a molly) or some noens. im really not sure. i dont really like guppies because i had some and they would have babys but none of them were boys except like 2 and then they would get eaten.
     
  8. Anthony

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    Yep, both of those would work.

    With guppies keeping the tank temp around 72-74 should produce more males than at a higher temp.
     
  9. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    i keep mine around that. but i always got females. i gave up on guppies. they are pretty but unless i can get more that 2 males im not going to try.
     
  10. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    That's strange then. That's the same thing I do with my Endler's. I was keeping the tank at 80 and getting 99% females. I was told to lower it to 74 and I started getting more males.
     
  11. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    i dunno. maybe it was just me.
     
  12. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Blame the guppies :p
     
  13. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    i may try some guppies agian. i really like the colors. they are natural. unless i fine some other bright colored fish.
     
  14. caronsd

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    I'm going to be breeding guppies as well, I'll let everyone know how they go as soon as i get them, will also trade them or sell them REALLY cheap to anyone on the forum once they start having babies.
     
  15. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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  16. noshow discus

    noshow discus New Member

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    hmmm maybe its just me or i have different views but betta and guppies and neons....come now how about guarami's <dwarf> tire track eel ummmm a knife fish ghost fish and yes i know its a ten but she also has a 29 in the works....an all Guarami or a mix of angel guarami tank with the small red and black gravel and plants looks pretty good.
     
  17. Anthony

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    I was just naming smaller fish I could think of off the top of my head. :p
     
  18. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    well i guess i was very wrong about the size of my tank. its only a 5 gal. the women i got it from said it was 10. grr.. makes me kinda mad. now i dont know what can go in it. even harder now.
     
  19. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    i could not find Seachem Prime at walmart. i got some aqua safe. will it be just as good??
     
  20. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Prime is the best but aqua safe should work fine. Do you have well or city water ?