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Community Tank choices

Postby Mic_G » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:17 pm

Help!

I have a community tank that i am currently trying to get the bottom of a problem in.

However, when I do it is getting moved into the dining room and i have to choose between

Angel fish
Blue neon tetra
guppies


Help me! Pics of peoples tanks would be ideal!

thank you in advance

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Re: Community Tank choices

Postby Tony » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:23 pm

Angel fish , Look great until a pair pair off and kill all the rest :td:


Blue neon tetra , Any Tetra shoal look impressive in a planted tank , BUT become boring very quickly ! , these tanks are best in restaurant's where you just watch them for an hour or so not 24/7 :wink:


guppies , Brilliant choice , always something going on (fry etc) and watching the males develop , many different strain's to choose from these day's :tu: :tu: , just make sure you're TDS is around 100-150ppm no higher for a successful tank :wink:
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Re: Community Tank choices

Postby Mic_G » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:24 pm

Tony you must be a man that knows another man that can get nice guppies :D

sorry for sounding daft but what is TDS? and how do i test
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Re: Community Tank choices

Postby Tony » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:10 pm

TDS is "total disolved solid's" , a TDS meter off ebay will be fine :tu: , the only true reading you get is from water before going into you're tank , to attain a tds of 100-150 you would need to mix you're tap water with RO water , but really worth the effort when keeping these type of fish :wink: :tu:

I don't know anyone off hand that has guppies for sale :td: , you would be best finding an avid breeder rather than just someone that churn's them out of their tank's , decide on what morph you like and hunt from there.

If you are going to buy from a store then me personally would try to buy more gravid females rather than the adult male's , the young from the females will adjust to the water they are born in better than the older fish you buy , some of the guppies are now kept in quite a lot of salt on some farms :tu:
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Re: Community Tank choices

Postby Mic_G » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:14 pm

You sir, are a fish keeping genius.

I will have a look for such a device on the bay and take it from there :D
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Re: Community Tank choices

Postby Clare » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:08 pm

Guppies are lovely!
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Re: Community Tank choices

Postby Mic_G » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:11 pm

I had three before and they were good to watch

I imagine a tank with 20-30 in would be lovely!
Or is that too much for 93.5l
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Re: Community Tank choices

Postby Tony » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:24 pm

No that will be fine , try to get female heavy , you can get some really nice coloured females these days too :tu:

And some floating plant's with long dangling root's for the fry :wink: :tu:
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