Re: I'm new & I'm going to set up a 15-20 gallon aquarium, Advice
- You have been given a ton of good advice here (wish I had done that
when I started!)
My few recommendations - I love the eclipse hoods, but they are
really pricey! Check out Petsmart (if you are in an area that has
one) - they have a nice selection of starter kits with all the stuff
you need except water, gravel and fish. I like the 29 gallon size as
Neons get along great with most other "community" fish, but I
wouldn't recommend them for cycling your tank. Perhaps it's just me,
but I've always had a heck of a time keeping neons alive for very
long at a time. You should also have about 5-7, as they actively
school and look really great zooming back and forth around the tank.
I'd recommend a hardy fish for cycling, perhaps a pair of platys, to
get you started.
- On Sun, 14 Sep 2003, John Chambers wrote:
> I'd recommend a hardy fish for cycling, perhaps a pair of platys, toJust a note, Platys are livebearer fish and do better in water with some
> get you started.
salt added to it. If you want to avoid dealing with that, I'm a fan of
harlequin rasboras, and especially the orange form, "rasbora espei". They
also school really nicely.
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- --- "...Paul" <cleggp@...> wrote:
> Just a note, Platys are livebearer fish and do better in water with someThe livebearers = salt thing is really more of an aquaria myth. Many common
> salt added to it. If you want to avoid dealing with that, I'm a fan of
> harlequin rasboras, and especially the orange form, "rasbora espei". They
> also school really nicely.
live bearers do not require salt at all including guppies, swordtails, and
platys. Mollies tend to be the more debated ones, but in general if your
water is harder then salt is not needed for them, but if your water is
mineral poor, then salt is a way to help make it acceptable for mollies.
But for platys, they do not require any salt at all. This based on personal
Patrick Timlin ptimlin@...
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