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Discussion in 'Welcome: Introduce Yourself & Learn More About TFF' started by elle112, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. elle112

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    Hello all. just wanted to introduce myself. I am new to the forum and new to aquarium life. currently with a 5 gallon tank and 2 pregnant fish. 1 guppy and 1 platy. 6 adults total and 2 fry that are about 3 weeks old.

     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum :)

    do you have any plants in your tank?
     
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    I have 2 artificial plants. and I have river type rocks not gravel. lots of rock hiding places.
     
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    I tried to take a good pic of the guppy I believe is going to give birth soon.
     

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :hi:

    You need to upgrade to at least a ten gallon tank pronto. The larger the better. Five gallons is suitable for only one fish like a betta, really. If you have breeding guppies you will need room for all the fry.
     
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    I am sure then that I have more than a 5 gallon tank.
     
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    it's about 20 inches long and 15 high. about 10 liters. if not more. it doesn't seem overcrowded even with my 6 adults and my 2 fry that are 3 weeks young lol.
     
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    to work out the volume of water in the tank:
    measure length x width x height in cm.
    divide by 1000.
    = volume in litres.

    when you measure the height, measure from the top of the substrate to the top of the water level.

    there is 3.785 litres in a US gallon, and 4.5 litres in a British gallon. I wish you folks would use litres :)
     
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    We prefer gallons here in the good ol' U S of A
     
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    yeah, but you can't even use the same gallons as everyone else in the world :)
     
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    We special, we need special gallons, because, Murica :cool:
     
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