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« on: March 02, 2016, 10:09:53 AM »

I have no  lovely planted tanks but with Badman's help I have improved on what I do have and included a tank as well. An innocent comment on adding white clouds to make a better shoal led to a mild rebuke on having no QT.  So I now have one, a new 10 gallon tank that initially had me dreaming of the various tanks I still pine for. But this is it.<a href="http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/lv2crp/media/006_zpsxhbzoq4o.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/006_zpsxhbzoq4o.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 006_zpsxhbzoq4o.jpg"/>[/url]
I also in this room have a 15 long with a mix of plastic and real plants. It contains platys and 3 white clouds of which I hope to add to their # soon.<a href="http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/lv2crp/media/004_zpsurvdya53.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/004_zpsurvdya53.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 004_zpsurvdya53.jpg"/>[/url]
The last tank in this room is for Platy fry at this time.<a href="http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/lv2crp/media/005_zpsmz82jzi5.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/005_zpsmz82jzi5.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 005_zpsmz82jzi5.jpg"/>[/url]
I have put babies in other tanks to grow and am having trouble finding homes for them.
I was hesitant to include this 20 high but perhaps in a year  I'll post a nicer set up.<a href="http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/lv2crp/media/008_zpso4yrxvla.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/008_zpso4yrxvla.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 008_zpso4yrxvla.jpg"/>[/url]
It is under treatment for wasting fish problems at this time.
My impetus to add a QT led to making room, meaning doing a massive cleaning a periodical give away, led to this result.<a href="http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/lv2crp/media/003_zpse7ex6soy.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/003_zpse7ex6soy.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 003_zpse7ex6soy.jpg"/>[/url]
The tanks sit on an insulate pad that actually helps level the tanks and dampens vibrations.
Me cleaning my tanks with my happy face.<a href="http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/lv2crp/media/001_zpsygx1cdzr.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/001_zpsygx1cdzr.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 001_zpsygx1cdzr.jpg"/>[/url]
I of course am open to comments regarding my set ups. I would like a BBA cleaner and am thinking of nerite snails but am not sure if they would survisve cooler temperatures.

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 10:34:35 AM »

I think that you are doing a pretty darn good job with your tanks.  happy

Here is a link about nerite snails:     http://www.aquariumcarebasics.com/freshwater-snails/nerite-snails/#CareNeriteSnails     It does say that they need a temp of about 72F to 78F so that may be a problem for you.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 03:03:22 PM »

That means much coming from you, I'm trying. My wife actually prefers the QT with a bare bottom and plastic plants, she thinks the emphasis is put on the fish. I don't know about that.  I looked at that site, and then others regarding nerite snails. Hmmm, I think I'll try spot treatment at water change with hydrogen peroxide.  I would like Florida flagfish but I understand they are bullies toward similar shaped and sized species, and perhaps a bit large for my 15. I don't want to end the QT, that would be sad day.

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 03:14:39 PM »

Your wife is right about the bare bottom and plastic plants.  You want things to be easy.  It's easier to vacuum a bare bottom than any substrate.   The emphasis should be on the fish.  You are observing them to be sure that they are healthy enough to go into your main tank. 
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