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Old 01-13-2009, 08:59 PM   #1
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Talking New 55gal Hexagon - I need Filter & Fish help Please

I just got a 55gal hexagon from a family friend and i was going to transfer my fish from my 20gal rectangular tank. My current fish are:

- Leopard ctenopoma aka Spotted Climbing Perch
- Iridescent Shark
- Nanus Cory Cat
- Australian Rainbow
- 3X Giant Danios

And I have a few questions...

1)What filters are good with hexagons? Do i need a canister filter or can i use a regular back of the tank kind...?

2)Can i add more fish? I know my 20gal was a bit over crowded, If i can add more what fish are good in Hexagons? I guess i would need fish that like to go up and down or would swim in the middle...

Thank you so very much

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Old 02-02-2009, 02:12 PM   #2
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Hi there. I'm looking for info too about things to do with my 60 gal hexagon. I have had oscars in there before, and also gouramis and tiger barbs.. I have used the canister filter (when I had the oscars) and I have a hang on the back regular one now.. So I guess (in my limited experience with the regular one) they both work.

Hope that helps!


I of course did NOT have the oscars, gouramis and tiger barbs in all at the same time lol! After my Oscars died after 10 years- I tried to do a different concept- I like the cichlids and will go with that again I think

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Don't forget to cycle... moving water doesn't count.

Get whatever filter you're planning to get and put it on your 20gal for a couple of weeks so it's full of beneficial bacteria, then you can move the fish (still testing water for a mini-cycle and doing PWCs as necessary).

Don't worry about adding more fish until the new tank is completely settled and cycled.

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Old 02-03-2009, 12:53 AM   #4
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After your new tank is set up and completely stable think about adding more cories they do better in groups. Don't add more than one or two fish at a time when you decide it is time to add fish.

I have a hang on the inside tetra whisper filter because I had to put my tank so close to the wall and on a tight budget. It is a pain to clean and want to want to get a canister filter to replace it
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