Decor for DP?

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Re: Decor for DP?

Postby RTR on Tue May 15, 2012 9:55 am

IME, DPs love a jungle, from substrate to water surface, with a bit o swimming room along the front. A bit of Java Moss in the middle to upper reaches of the stem plants will be the usual spawning site in my tanks.
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Re: Decor for DP?

Postby tress29 on Tue May 15, 2012 10:42 am

I think I'm gonna end up getting some water wisteria from a friend on Fish Lore! My LFS doesn't have it, and none of the chain stores ever do!
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Re: Decor for DP?

Postby J-P on Tue May 15, 2012 10:48 am

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Re: Decor for DP?

Postby bertie 83 on Tue May 15, 2012 5:37 pm

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Re: Decor for DP?

Postby Nuclear_Glitter on Tue May 15, 2012 9:20 pm

What made you decide on a 5 gallon over a 10 gallon anyway?
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Re: Decor for DP?

Postby tress29 on Tue May 15, 2012 10:19 pm

I chose the 5 gallon mostly for the footprint. I knew where it needed to fit. I enjoy nano tanks and "centerpiece" fish. My twins have caught the fish bug and both bought tank kits with their birthday money. One has 4 gold dust mollies and the other bought himself a half moon double tail betta that cost $14!

Anyway, later this summer, I'll be moving my garter snakes out of the 75 gallon tank. We will then begin converting it to a FW community tank. We're discussing the pros and cons of a dirt planted tank. Our odd mollies/platies will move in, and my small school of CPDs. I'll probably triple the school from 8 to 25-30. The betta will upgrade from 3 to 5 gallons. The female betta will get the 3 gallon, etc. This all started because a request had been made (begging really) for a rainbow shark!

I've been thinking about moving the puffer to the 10, but don't know if the 5 will suffice for a QT tank...
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Re: Decor for DP?

Postby Nuclear_Glitter on Tue May 15, 2012 10:58 pm

Oooh, interesting.

The mollies may not survive. They require very, very hard water and most of the time people convert them to brackish because they can't create freshwater that's hard enough.
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Re: Decor for DP?

Postby tress29 on Tue May 15, 2012 11:24 pm

I'll study up on that. If nothing else, the mollies could take the 10 gallon.

Hey, I just found out I can get a free 10 gallon tank stand. Maybe now I can get this tank off my kitchen counter!?
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Re: Decor for DP?

Postby Nuclear_Glitter on Tue May 15, 2012 11:35 pm

hahaha, maybe you can. It would have to be a solid top one and not a metal stand though, or else the tank wouldn't fit on it.
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Re: Decor for DP?

Postby tress29 on Wed May 16, 2012 12:08 am

The 10 is in the kitchen, 5 is in my BR. I sit on the bed w/ my tablet every night. Sometimes I crochet and watch Netflix. Mostly I browse the forums or read e-books. A lot of books!
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Re: Decor for DP?

Postby Nuclear_Glitter on Wed May 16, 2012 12:24 am

Oh, okay, Awesome.
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Re: Decor for DP?

Postby lmsmith on Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:30 am

In your first pic you had round flat disks. Are they still in the tank? I was thinking maybe putting a couple of those in my tank might help keep feeding time a bit cleaner? What do you think?
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Re: Decor for DP?

Postby tress29 on Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:20 am

lmsmith wrote:In your first pic you had round flat disks. Are they still in the tank? I was thinking maybe putting a couple of those in my tank might help keep feeding time a bit cleaner? What do you think?

It was a clay saucer, like you put under a potted plant. I used to have it in my ADF tank. I moved it into the DP tank to help seed the tank (beneficial bacteria.) The saucer is now in the ramshorn snail tank. I sink pellets for them in the dish, makes it easier to tell if they've eaten.

If you have good flow in your tank, live/frozen food will get swirled around. I never could get the bloodworms to stay in the saucer, so I just feed 13 with tongs.
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