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Old 14th November 2016, 18:40   #406
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The price is good. Indianaquarium generally has good prices for all products. And they ship fast. Last time i bought Hikari fish feed from them they shipped it via FedEx.

You can try planted tanks. Get good substrate, good plants, decor the tank, wait for a few weeks for the plants to settle in and get in some tetras

Start small and work your way up. Remember that it can be a very expensive hobby
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Start small and work your way up. Remember that it can be a very expensive hobby
Yeah! I know what you mean by expensive

My mother jumped in and got 2 internal filters, 15kg of stones and a suction light in an effort to surprise me. I had already bought driftwood and have soaked for past 2days. I had plans of getting in anubias and ferns. I am stuck here. By the way, how many tetras, mollies or guppies could I put in? Any suggestions on combinations please?
Will try to setup the tank and post pics.

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What stones? Stones as substrate are a pain because waste gets trapped inside and is a PITA to clean. Easier and nicer to get good gravel substrate which can be cleaned easily with a siphon.

Suction lights look odd in my opinion. Look for overhead lights. Check indianaquarium to give you an idea.

Neon tetras you could drop in 20 or so in that tank if you have proper bio filtration and plants setup.

black widow tetras, guppies, mollies, sword tails and the likes are other options. Setup tank first. Then decide. Avoid impulse purchases.
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What stones? Stones as substrate are a pain because waste gets trapped inside and is a PITA to clean. Easier and nicer to get good gravel substrate which can be cleaned easily with a siphon.
I stand corrected - they are 15kgs of black gravel. And yet I got a manual siphon too.

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Experience speaks and I agree
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It's hard especially now that my LFS has started to accept Credit Cards, so when gets exotic fishes he makes sure he calls me [sucker that i am]. Last week bought a gold nugget pleco and a royal pleco against my better judgement and both died this week :( 6k down the drain.

If at least the LFS was far away instead of being right behind my house it would have been easier :P

As long as you don't let your tastes run exotic then it would be well. Having tasted the charm of owning exotic fishes over the years it's hard to ignore them.

Only control i have is the limited space in my flat so my choices are restricted to what i can keep in the one 4feet tank i have. When i was in my parent's house, i used to have some 10 tanks in and outside the house and two cement ponds. Needless to say, money out of the pocket was very very fast. No regrets though. Good times spent just that i have nothing to show for the money spent other than knowledge.
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Last week bought a gold nugget pleco and a royal pleco against my better judgement and both died this week :( 6k down the drain.
That is sad to read. In spite of having abundant knowledge in this hobby, how did you manage to let them die mate? Or were there any other reasons?
As for me, I have set up the tank and kept the filters running for a while and the water has turned green now.
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Sometimes you just can't control certain factors. When i bought them i knew it was a risk since they were juveniles. Actually had said no when i first saw them but then temptation took over and went the next day to buy them.

He still has an adonis pleco but holding off buying it for now :P

Fishes die and sometimes you just dont know why. Even with pristine water conditions, stable temperatures, good varied feed. Have to let go...

Er why has water turned green? Direct sunlight?

Here's a hurried snap of the tank i have in my flat
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Er why has water turned green? Direct sunlight?
I placed 2 ferns plants, one tied to a driftwood and other to a stone. Could that be a reason especially when there are no fishes in it? And no direct sunlight at all. I will try to get a snap for you to make any comments.

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Thats is a great looking tank deathwalkr. Well designed
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thanks man. with only one tank to play around with its hard to get by :P dream would be to have a fish room in the basement of a house.

Tank1: 5*2*2: African Haps
Tank2: 5*2*2: South American Setup. Discus, Plecos etc
Tank3: 6*2*1.5: Indain Setup: Barbs and Loaches
Tank4: 8*3*2.5: Monster Tank: Arowanas, Rays, Bichirs, Gars, Red Tail Catfish

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thanks man. with only one tank to play around with its hard to get by :P dream would be to have a fish room in the basement of a house.

Tank1: 5*2*2: African Haps
Tank2: 5*2*2: South American Setup. Discus, Plecos etc
Tank3: 6*2*1.5: Indain Setup: Barbs and Loaches
Tank4: 8*3*2.5: Monster Tank: Arowanas, Rays, Bichirs, Gars, Red Tail Catfish

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Nice Tank!

What about your Banjar Red Arowana?
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Nice Tank!

What about your Banjar Red Arowana?
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My banjar red is in a 6x2x2 with an indonesian datnoid and ab albino sailfin pleco. The tank is at my grandparents house a few kms away.
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Tank1: 5*2*2: African Haps
Tank2: 5*2*2: South American Setup. Discus, Plecos etc
Tank3: 6*2*1.5: Indain Setup: Barbs and Loaches
Tank4: 8*3*2.5: Monster Tank: Arowanas, Rays, Bichirs, Gars, Red Tail Catfish

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My banjar red is in a 6x2x2 with an indonesian datnoid and ab albino sailfin pleco. The tank is at my grandparents house a few kms away.


Amazing dude !
Wonder how do you get time to clean, change water etc for all of these. My single 5 footer alone is enough to keep me busy and tired
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Duuuude!!!

Please read my comment again. I said it was my dream to have tanks like that :P

But on another note i did have a lot of tanks when i was staying at my grandparents house. converted a portion of the covered terrace into a fish area. water changing was fun [Not!].

At the helm of things i had:
6x2x2: arowana
6x1x1: africans
3x1.5x1.5: planted
4*2*2: barbs and then red texas
4*2*2: flowerhorn
4x1x3: angel fishes

whew
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While you are online, let me ask you -

For my 5*2.5*2.5 feet tank, right now its running with Internal Filter - but it gets pretty clogged up, and water gets dirty/cloudy in a week. With external filter, it needs to be cleaned up once a month ?

For external filter, how much L/HR we are thinking about ?
Can you recommend something ?
Are they easy to install ?
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Whoa! That's a huge tank. Would you mind posting some pics?

You definitely need canister filters!

Tank that big would be around 900 Litres/230 Gallons and i would recommend you get the Fluval FX4 which would cost around 18k. Beast of a filter it is.

Or you could hook up a couple of Sunsun HW304As for around 16k.

Canister filters are pretty easy to setup. But can be a PITA when it's time to clean them. But if you don't mind getting a bit dirty then not a problem. I usually clean my SunSun and Hydor after 3-4 months. And never together.

Please do put up a few pics
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