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Fish tanks.. I may have an addiction.

As some of you may know, Petco has their dollar per gallon sale going on right now. We went today and picked up a 10 gallon, and a 29 gallon. I plan to get a twenty high before the sale is over..
The new ten gallon just got set up not even an hour before i'm posting this, and I seeded it with a filter cartridge I had in the 75 tank.
We're taking our first trip to Petland (am I allowed to say names of stores?) since the reviews said that they have an excellent choice of fish. I'm glad I have tanks set up with little to no fish in them now. We're going there Sunday night/evening right after the Tennessee aquarium.
I'm looking at filters, lights, and plants for the ten gallon and 29 gallon. I think the twenty high I get in a few weeks will be a paludarium? That's exciting! I'll have a room dedicated to animals in less than a month now. I'm going to paint the new room, but I don't know what colors. I was hoping to not have to put backgrounds on the tanks and just let the wall be said background.. Gotta think about colors.
Any good, cheap filters to use on the 29? I have one of those sponge filters left over from the other ten that I'm using on the new ten.
I was going to use plants from the old ten to the new ten, but gotta wait for the plants to fill in again...
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First off, I love your tank with the neon tetras. Second off, what is in the tank with the turtle statue? Third off, aren't you a kid? I think I remember talking with you in a thread a few months ago and hearing that. If so, how did you convince your parents to give you a room all for your tanks?

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I take it back, you are a teenager. Also i didn't know you were a girl, though the name babynemo should have made me stop and think. I guess I was thrown off by the avatar and the fact that not many girls keep fish and at a young age like yourself.
So I must know, how did you convince your parents to give you a whole room for your tanks? I need to try it out on my parents :D.

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I take it back, you are a teenager. Also i didn't know you were a girl, though the name babynemo should have made me stop and think. I guess I was thrown off by the avatar and the fact that not many girls keep fish and at a young age like yourself.
So I must know, how did you convince your parents to give you a whole room for your tanks? I need to try it out on my parents :D.
Lol long time no talk! Yes, I'm a teenager 6 months away from being an adult. My brother is moving out so the room right beside mine can become mine. I was just kind of like, "Mom, I want his room." But, also, I don't get air conditioning in my room and the lights from the tanks and turtles keep my room at a constant 80-86 degrees. I have a 11 month old kitten with Leukemia and bronchitis that needs clean, cold air so having the animals in here isn't healthy for him. So I guess how I did it was well.. It was circumstantial.

Also, there's nothing in the new ten gallon, just some snails atm.

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Well my brother is suppose to be moving out in a while But my mom would never go for that. Sorry for your kitten :(

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Well my brother is suppose to be moving out in a while But my mom would never go for that. Sorry for your kitten :(
That sucks :(. And thank you it's okay.

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I'm looking at lights for the new ten, and new 29. Can anyone recommend some? Thanks.

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I can recommend some lights but I am currently in Florida on vacation . Once I get home I will tell you, are you looking to plant both tanks?

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I can recommend some lights but I am currently in Florida on vacation . Once I get home I will tell you, are you looking to plant both tanks?
Yup! That's the plan! And lucky. I wanna go to Florida :(. I'm going to the Tennessee aquarium and Petland, that's my vacation. Haha.

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I just got back from Florida and I am mad..... I had to share the back seat with an evil(I think) little 4 year old. And the beach was nice the first day but the second day was bad. We bought a wooden boogie board because we had no experience and went to the beach. BIG MISTAKE. When I first tried to ride a wave, I got thrown off and the pointed end got me in my chest and it hurt so much. Also I got a sunburn :(
Ok now for the lights, but I must warn you, they are a little pricey when put together. I am not gonna put my lights cuz They are not very good but I can tell you some good high lights. Look up finnex planted+. They give you HIGH lighting and you WILL need co2 if you get these. If you want low lighting-medium( I am not so sure on medium lighting from it) then don't get the plus, just get the finnex planted. I am gonna get one for my 29 gallon and a co2 tanks in a year or two.

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I just got back from Florida and I am mad..... I had to share the back seat with an evil(I think) little 4 year old. And the beach was nice the first day but the second day was bad. We bought a wooden boogie board because we had no experience and went to the beach. BIG MISTAKE. When I first tried to ride a wave, I got thrown off and the pointed end got me in my chest and it hurt so much. Also I got a sunburn :(
Ok now for the lights, but I must warn you, they are a little pricey when put together. I am not gonna put my lights cuz They are not very good but I can tell you some good high lights. Look up finnex planted+. They give you HIGH lighting and you WILL need co2 if you get these. If you want low lighting-medium( I am not so sure on medium lighting from it) then don't get the plus, just get the finnex planted. I am gonna get one for my 29 gallon and a co2 tanks in a year or two.
That sounds sucky. Haha. My best friend is in Florida atm and says they've got nothing but rain, but we've got nothing but rain here, too, so who knows. I leave in less than 8 hours and I am so excited jcksofosodkks.

I'll check the lights out in the morning, I think. I told mom we either need to order stuff for new ten gallon and 29 or buy it when we go to Petland on Sunday and she decided to wait until Petland. This is going to be sooooooo expensive but I am so excited.

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I am not even sure if they would have it at some big box store. But if they do, then expect to pay more. Just go to amazon and get the free 2 day shipping.

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I am not even sure if they would have it at some big box store. But if they do, then expect to pay more. Just go to amazon and get the free 2 day shipping.
They're like what? 130 on Amazon? Definitely gonna be a bit before I can afford that.

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Sometimes this place has better prices on the finnex lights: AquaVibrant

And then there is this:http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_7se78frjif_b
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The pet store we're going to is two hours and four minutes away from my house. Will the fish be okay? What can I do to help them? I don't have access to be able to put them in a styrofoam container with a air pump.

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I myself would say no. You would have a total of 3 hours and 4 minutes including acclimation. I think that they would do well if they used a special kind of air that some fish stores put in their bags that make them able to live from up to 2 days. I think that if you were to take them the 3 hours then they would be a little bad but they would go good again eventually.

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I myself would say no. You would have a total of 3 hours and 4 minutes including acclimation. I think that they would do well if they used a special kind of air that some fish stores put in their bags that make them able to live from up to 2 days. I think that if you were to take them the 3 hours then they would be a little bad but they would go good again eventually.
We're about an hour thirty-forty five out from home right now with 15 guppies, 20+ ghost shrimp, a 'common' pleco, and a crawfish. I'm thinking they will be okay but I've got so much of the guppies and shrimp if I lose some it's no problem. The people at Petland were VERY informative and nice. Way better than Petco/petsmart.

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Why a common pleco?

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