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Old 13-08-2018, 08:28 PM   #1651
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Nice. Since u getting new tank, take your time and do a planted tank while cycling your tank before transferring your corys.
Thank you. I am complete noob. Lucky my bro-in-law say he will help me n guide me.
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Old 13-08-2018, 08:42 PM   #1652
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So my son decided to keep fish for a hobby and planning to get a small 9litre tank..

What is the max number of fish I can keep in there?
Will be keeping fish like tetras, guppies or danios.

Then a layer of colored stones n sands at the bottom
Maybe 1-2 Moss balls and 1 plant.
No colored stones and Moss balls for newbie, if u dun have a good filtration system, u will clean until die...

Keep a group of either tetras or guppies, cos these fishes move in group, if u mix them, they dun look nice unless u have a big tank. Suggest to get all male guppy for their big ass tale...

if u intend to brew , can make it 2 female to 1 male, with the tank planted , but such a small tank, bread also very hard to happen

u can try to start with 10 male guppies and see if its too crowded a not

if u wan to save $ first while testing is yr son is it he really interested or just 3 min interest only, can get those feeder fish guppy to try out first
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Old 14-08-2018, 08:53 AM   #1653
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Moss ball still can take out whole ball and clean
Sand and stones the Poo and all the rubbish will sink under it , cleaning is messy and when u stir it , u Will mess the water badly and all the nitrate ..ouch...

My tank I have gravel but I vacuum every Inch once a week and the rays will make sure not much solid stuff is under it
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Old 14-08-2018, 11:11 AM   #1654
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Thanks guys for the suggestion.
As a kid he wld like to see the tank in colorful decorations...

Can I ask, what can I replace those colored stones n sand with? Easier to clean and it will look nice to kids...
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So my son decided to keep fish for a hobby and planning to get a small 9litre tank..

What is the max number of fish I can keep in there?
Will be keeping fish like tetras, guppies or danios.

Then a layer of colored stones n sands at the bottom
Maybe 1-2 Moss balls and 1 plant.
Keep platies...Appealing to little ginnas.
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Old 14-08-2018, 11:32 AM   #1656
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Thanks guys for the suggestion.
As a kid he wld like to see the tank in colorful decorations...

Can I ask, what can I replace those colored stones n sand with? Easier to clean and it will look nice to kids...
it will never be easy to clean, trust me .... if u add sand in

u can get it at fish shop in serangoon north, there are a couple there

If u drive or have car, best is go fish farm to buy all the items

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Old 14-08-2018, 11:33 AM   #1657
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it will never be easy to clean, trust me .... if u add sand in

u can get it at fish shop in serangoon north, there are a couple there

If u drive or have car, best is go fish farm to buy all the items


Ok, then is there anything that I can replace stones n sands with? To form the bottom layer...
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Old 14-08-2018, 01:15 PM   #1658
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Ok, then is there anything that I can replace stones n sands with? To form the bottom layer...
Not asking u not to get... u can get stone and sands, but u need to be hard working to change water and get a good filtration system... and the kind of fish that u get also matter on the frequency of shitt they will be producing...

when i keep fish i dun have any base, as i m keeping large parrot fishes, luohan, etc.... no longer keep smaller fish anymore

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Not asking u not to get... u can get stone and sands, but u need to be hard working to change water and get a good filtration system... and the kind of fish that u get also matter on the frequency of shitt they will be producing...

when i keep fish i dun have any base, as i m keeping large parrot fishes, luohan, etc.... no longer keep smaller fish anymore

Can consider to get this as well







Thanks alot for the advice
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Old 14-08-2018, 06:31 PM   #1660
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Ok, then is there anything that I can replace stones n sands with? To form the bottom layer...
try not to get those stones that are too big that they create gaps that will trap fish waste and uneaten food at the bottom.

it will foul the water very fast.
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Old 14-08-2018, 06:55 PM   #1661
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Thanks, just googled. And I realise one of my apple snails has gone missing from the tank...
They have been known to escape from the tank. When my tank was overcrowded with the babies, they crawled out of the tank. Dunno is it due to water conditions or overcrowding.
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Old 15-08-2018, 02:23 AM   #1664
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Thanks, read about tank cycling using more hardy fishes...

Why stones will do more harm?
Betta will be a great choice to help cycle the tank, settle the filtration system first then think of what to add into the tank.

Thanks guys for the suggestion.
As a kid he wld like to see the tank in colorful decorations...

Can I ask, what can I replace those colored stones n sand with? Easier to clean and it will look nice to kids...


For beginner maybe u can buy some rhizome plant like anubias(don't need strong lighting) to deco the tank.

9 Best Freshwater Aquarium Plants for Beginners

4 Benefits of Having Aquatic Plants In Your Aquarium



when you are serious then buying overpriced equipment and start a planted tank.



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Old 15-08-2018, 02:25 AM   #1665
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I was thinking fish lovers?
Anyway just be careful. Think n Ensure the fish tank is located at safe place, don't have things to cause trip n fish tank breaks, or don't bring tank to wash ...... coz I heard of cases where arm was cut deeply when tank breaks.... maybe a fall n thus broken glasses gets into the arm ....
N the china artiste died becoz fish tank glass caused her throat main artery to 'burst' n lots of lost blood.... so it's not to pour water but to be vigilant n not complacent
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