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Old 06-23-2011, 11:38 PM   #1
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possible 55 gallon?

so i might be getting a 55 gallon, but if i get it, it will have to replace my 29 gallon and 10 gallon tanks. ill use the 10 as a quarentine and keep the 29 for a saltwater tank in the future. so i have a couple of questions.
1. are 55 gallon tanks safe to keep upstairs?
2.will this stocking work?
12-congo tetras
6-8-julii corys(from 10 gallon)
2-cockatoo apistos(from 29 gallon)
1-angelfish
1-red tailed shark
1-guppy(from 10 gallon)
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:51 PM   #2
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so i might be getting a 55 gallon, but if i get it, it will have to replace my 29 gallon and 10 gallon tanks. ill use the 10 as a quarentine and keep the 29 for a saltwater tank in the future. so i have a couple of questions.
1. are 55 gallon tanks safe to keep upstairs?
2.will this stocking work?
12-congo tetras
6-8-julii corys(from 10 gallon)
2-cockatoo apistos(from 29 gallon)
1-angelfish
1-red tailed shark
1-guppy(from 10 gallon)
You should ask someone to test the strength of your floor and see if it can hold 467.5 pounds in a single area, water is about 8.5 lbs per gallon. Don't forget the weight of the decor also. Everything sounds fine.
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i cant really get anyone to test my floor but it's a new house
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:02 AM   #4
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If it was just built I guess you could give it a try. Maybe try to get a longer one, the weight would be distributed more evenly.
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a longer what? oh and right now the floor is holding 45gallons from three tanks in one spot and it would be 15gallons more.
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Oh sorry I meant tank! But if it's already holding 45 gallons, you can give it a try I guess.
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thanks! it's also over the garage if that matters.
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A 55 should be fine upstairs. But absolutely don't put cories with your apistos... they've suffered enough.
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so the extra room wont help?
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A 55 should be fine upstairs. But absolutely don't put cories with your apistos... they've suffered enough.
What does that mean?
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