Thanks, Neale! 10 gal. FW set up
This missive is for Neale, especially.
I have a 29g FW aquarium but wound up setting up a previously retired
10g as a nursery when my Albino BNP pair became prolific. More than 100
surviving fry later (!!!!) Laddie and Lassie were separated and their
progeny re-homed. Since it was already up and running, I decided to do
something with the smaller aquarium, and your article about 10g tank
stocking caught my eye
The 10g already had an Eheim Liberty 200 and prefilter, so I added 6
pounds of sand, moved a couple large Java fern over from the 29g, added
floating plants, and then 11 Galaxy Danios and 5 Salt & Pepper corys
purchased from a not-very-local LFS (6 hour round trip drive!). As per
your information I did reduce the water flow of the Liberty to a trickle
and all the fish seem to be relaxed, yet active. What fun they are to
<Nice to know. It's well worth toning down the flow rate of some filters
when using them in smaller tanks. Many of the fish we keep actually come
from ponds, ditches, creeks, and other places with minimal water flow.
So long as water quality is maintained, a gentle water flow can be just
the right thing for these fish.>
WWM is a place I return to frequently, not just to research problems,
but to educate myself about all aspects of aquarium and pond husbandry.
Thanks to you, Neale, and the Crew for all you do!
<And thank you for these very kind words.>