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Guppy Nano Cube Planted Tank
« on: October 09, 2014, 09:58:24 AM »
My son's guppy nano cube planted tank. I usually prefer 3-footer 40G tanks or bigger for their parameter stability. However for my son, I especially chose smaller tank so that he can easily change the water by himself twice a week, under my supervision.

My goal is to teach him responsibility and caring for animals and plants. He's the one that feeds the fish twice a day and doses the liquid ferts twice a week. And he can also learn about the cycle of life: fry born, and the old ones died, etc.

Oh yeah, I also got this new tank with my wife's approval :)

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Guppy Nano Planted Tank by AldianP, on Flickr

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Re: Guppy Nano Cube Planted Tank
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 08:19:45 AM »
Beautiful tank!  Nice life lessons!  Good dad!  Keep up the good work, and thanks for posting!
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Re: Guppy Nano Cube Planted Tank
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2014, 12:06:02 PM »
Thanks Kenny.

I also learnt surprising fact about guppy: not all of this "million fish" is cheap. Some is even as expensive as discus!

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Re: Guppy Nano Cube Planted Tank
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2014, 11:23:59 AM »
I'm sure your child is really lucky. You seem agood father.  Congrats.

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Re: Guppy Nano Cube Planted Tank
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 08:42:52 PM »
Thank you  :)

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Re: Guppy Nano Cube Planted Tank
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 09:08:40 PM »
I'm a guppy lover for sure.

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Re: Guppy Nano Cube Planted Tank
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2014, 08:16:13 AM »
Wow nice to meet guppy lovers here :)

I've never realized that there are many full-head-body-tail-one-color guppies before setting up this tank. And I was amazed at those guppies' prices. Some are more expensive than discus!

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Re: Guppy Nano Cube Planted Tank
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2014, 06:21:48 AM »
There was a bearded old guy who came into the pet shop every week or two.  He would go straight to the incense rack and grab a hand full of patchouli sticks and rub his hands all over them and then rub his hands in his beard.  I think he avoided weekly showers that way.

He had a bowl of guppies and claimed if he got his ear real close to the surface of the water he could hear them speak.  I asked him what they said and he gave me the stink eye and said it was private and personal and to mind my own business.

Ahhh, the pet shop.... those were the days.

Guppies are neat.
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Re: Guppy Nano Cube Planted Tank
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2015, 08:56:28 AM »
Unloaded this tank, and sold the tank and the filter.

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Re: Guppy Nano Cube Planted Tank
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2015, 05:21:24 AM »
I hope it wasn't because of my guppy story.  I'm pretty sure it wasn't the guppies that caused the madness.... that guy was baked long before he got guppies.

That said, I've heard people that keep sword tails and mollies are totally nuts!  (kidding)
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Re: Guppy Nano Cube Planted Tank
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2015, 06:48:09 AM »
No. It was just too much hassle with such a small tank: water top up twice a day, temperature swings, guppies kept dying...