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Old 09-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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55 vs 65?

Ok, as some of you already know, I picked up a 55gal aquarium last week that we are cleaning up to move our Yellow lab into and get some "friends" for it as well. My fiance thought that it might be better to move our current stock into the 55 and keep the 65 for the cichlids. However, I thought that it may be better to keep the stock the way it is because cichlids would appreciate the length of the 55gal rather than the depth of the 65. Opinions/suggestions?
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:41 AM   #2
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Length is better than depth IMO What are the dimentions?
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Length is better than depth IMO What are the dimentions?
55gal is the traditional 48" length, the 65gal is 36" length but taller and wider. I forget the actual dimensions.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:46 AM   #4
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I would stick with the 55 for cichlids. More water is better but only 10g difference I'd stick with the larger footprint.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:48 AM   #5
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Thanks, that's what I figured, since the cichlids get longer than what our current stock do. I just figured I would double check in case he was right for once
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:53 AM   #6
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Lol. No problem. That's what we're here for! How's the tank coming along? Is fishy still doing OK in community for now or is it in the 10g?
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:58 AM   #7
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Still doing good in the 65. Tank is coming along great. As long as the weather cooperates, the stand will be finished today. We are sanding and repainting since it needed some work to be safely used in our house. It was pretty scratched up along the bottom, and we have a 1 yr old. We can't have her getting splinters from it. Our goal is to have it set up completely by tomorrow, with the exception of the air pump. We will be getting that next week. We are beginning to think, based on coloring, our lab may be a she instead of a he, and I plan on double checking vents when we move him/her over so we know what to get when we stock the tank.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:06 AM   #8
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Glad to hear all is going well! Don't forget pics when you've got it set up!
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I won't even though my camera sucks! Haha
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As requested, here is our progress so far.... Getting more rocks tomorrow, as we thought we had enough and learned that we, in fact, do not. Keith also realized why I wanted bigger rocks to make our caves. Little rocks only go so far!

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