Beginner 3ft - As much detail as possible

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  1. Heino13

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    Hi guys

    I recived a 3ft tank last week with the following accesories:

    3ft tank
    Canopy with light
    Aquaclear 50
    Eheim 250 watt heater
    Regent 300 watt heater
    Small tank for "hospital" if need be or cleaning days
    Gravel cleaner
    Thermostat

    I went past Howard and picked up the following:

    Slate as decoration
    Seachem Stability
    DoPhin Anti-Chlorine Special
    Nutrafin Cycle

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    Heino13

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    I got the stand sprayed hammer tone(Silver), and put a 4mm mild steel plate undeaneht the tank as bottem support on the stand

    Here is pic from today

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    Looks really good!

    The silver stand works so well with the stones in the tank
     
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    I agree about the silver, looking good.
     
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    Looking good! What species are you going to keep?
     
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    http://www.tropicalaquarium.co.za/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=341365

    Thanks a lot guys

    I was thinking of a comminuty tank, Tetra Neons, guppies etc, small breeds - but the more I think about it, I might need something thats grows a bit bigger for a bigger tank, any suggestions?

    Got a nice piece of drift wood, which is currently in a bucket with water, and gets changed daily. As soon as the "tea" color is gone, it will be added to the tank

    I have been treating the tank as per instruction on bottles. Will get water test soon and add some neons.

    Aquaclear 50 filter has got, floss at bottem, then 2 layers of sponge and at the top some bio media
     
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    Want to do something similiar as pic, to get better flow of water

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    Any suggestions or ideas welcome

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    Heino13

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    Thanks Ferdie, great thread that

    I was actually awake when you posted this, why you early hours of the morning?

    I am thining of stocking with the following:

    Cory
    Guppy
    Platy
    Molly

    And was thinking of something a bit bigger, either Dward gourami or a Ram

    Any siggestions or feedback?
     
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    Just happened to have a screen open ... nothing special that I can remember.

    hmm not a big platy and molly fan, they always seem to die in my tanks within days actually, so I just could not be bothered.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Ferdie anything else you can suggest that's beginner friendly and easy to keep

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    Easier asked than recommended, if you going true planted tank SAE, OTTO's and some corries as the algae cleaning crew - BTW I like odd numbers of fish so 3's 5's 7's etc but I am jumping the gun here ...

    So have a read here http://www.tropicalaquarium.co.za/s...e-Bewilderment&p=232780&viewfull=1#post232780

    Dream and dream big so that you have a goal ... do not just buy what you see at an LFS do the homework (we all do from time to time and mostly we all regret it when we had not clue what the fish needed)

    Dreams are great but check in with reality http://www.tropicalaquarium.co.za/s...to-avoid-as-a-newbie&p=948&viewfull=1#post948

    Then when you have some clue find a compatibility chart.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Added the driftwood
    Some mollies, tetras and corys
    And a few plants

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    @Heino13, looks very nice

    Just a word of advice.. remove that anubia from the pot and tie it to the drift wood or a rock


    The fibre in the pot is very toxic to the fish especially loaches and cories that stick their little noses everywhere to dig for food

    The fist time i did that i lost 3 loaches overnight
     
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