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Biotope #1
I am looking into getting a 12 gallon tank, and thinkin of making it a biotope tank. I am thinking of goin either asian or brazilian. The tank is 21w, 11.5d, and 17.5h. Would another biotope b better since it is talller?

What fish would work in this tank?

(measurments in inches)
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Re: Biotope #2
Ooh, I love biotopes

I'm guessing those measurements are inches? Either one would work, it's just a matter of personal choice.

For an amazon tank you could have some corys and some small tetras, plenty of choice there!

For an asian tank you could have some rasboras or barbs and some chain loaches maybe.

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Re: Biotope #3
An amazon biotope is a nice idea too.
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Re: Biotope #4
sounds cool!
have you thought about planting etc? i have seen somewhere a site with planting and biotope suggestions, will havwe a look, and see if i can find something!
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Re: Biotope #5
fake plants, since they are much easier to maintain, easier to replant if uprooted, ect. Also i want to avoid breeding, cuz if they do i have won't have room for their babies.
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Re: Biotope #6
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fake plants, since they are much easier to maintain, easier to replant if uprooted, ect. Also i want to avoid breeding, cuz if they do i have won't have room for their babies.


well, without the correct types of real planting, then its not a biotope is it....

a 'biotope' exactly replicates a piece of natural environment.

fake plants dont require any 'maintanance' and they do nothing good for the aquarium!

if you insist on using fake plants tho, get some plastic rocks, and some fake wood pieces, and you could have a 'plastic biotope' with some plastic fish. will be very low maintenance, no need to feed, no need to clean it either.

lionhead, if you seriousley ever intend to be a successful fishkeeper you need to get your head around this, coz its obvious that you arent fully understanding the best way to keep fish.
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Re: Biotope #7
alright, i just heard they were hard to get going and keeping to live. So if they aren't that hard to care for, i guess ill go live.

What fish should i get in order to avoid them breeding. Cuz if they do i won't have room for their babies
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Re: Biotope #8
Don't get any livebearers (guppies, platys etc) if you don't want babies. Any egg laying species should be fine as all the eggs will get eaten anyway.

Plants are easy as long as you pick the right ones and have decent lighting and substrate.
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Re: Biotope #9
Ok, ill only look into egg layers then, that way to avoid babies. I've been doing a lot of research on the tank i am looking at (eclipse system 12) it says to use a 50W bulb, will that be enough to keep the plants thriving? If not which bulb should i get?
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yes the lighting that comes with the tank should be adequate for plant growth.
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