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Old 10-24-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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Planning first tank 55g community

I am planning to start my first tank December 1st. It will be a 55 gallon. I have been researching online the past week or two and have an idea of what I would like to stock.

Turquoise danios
Rainbow fish
Harlequin rasbora
Cory or loach
Gourami pearl, honey, gold or flame dwarf

As I would like decent sized schools I think I should select just two out of the danios, rainbows or harlequins as well as choose either corys or loaches. I like the flame dwarf gourami but am not sure how well they will do in a community. Also how many of each should I get for a 55g? In what order should I introduce these fish to the tank?
I could also use advice on a quality canister filter as well as opinions on inline heaters.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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Aqadvisor.com is a great tool to use for stocking because you can play around with the numbers of fish in the different schools. You just choose you tank, filtration and add the fish.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:03 PM   #3
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Have dwarf flame in a community tank. Have no problems with him. Sticks to himself. Only problem is he likes to go after the sinking pellets and algae wafers I feed to my bottom fish.
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Well why don't you do 15 neon tetras, 6 striped danos, 1 dwarf gourmi, 4 guppies and thats all I can think of and add a common pleco if you want to.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:28 PM   #5
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I would do a fluval 306 for the tank as that is what I have on my 55 gallon and it provides ample flow and filtration. Great filter that will do great for you.
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