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Old 10-15-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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My 55G so far

Here is my tank so far. I'm waiting for more plants to arrive and I'm soaking more driftwood.

Fish in tank:
2-silver dollars
2-severums
2-festivum
3-giant danio
1-medium pleco
3-tiger barbs
1-red tail shark

Safe to assume I'm over stocked?
I will probably move 1 festivum and 1 severum. The silver dollars are growing like weeds so they may have to be moved. By "being moved" I mean taking to my LFS. I started out stocking the tank while reading up on every fish but have realized that I have always had great success in growing big fish.
I'm hoping that members don't jump on me too hard as I value their opinions.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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Yes i agree the silver dollars are too big for a 55g. Everything els seems to be ok, but cant red tailed sharks be agressive sometimes??
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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Very nice driftwood! I like the fish in the third picture!
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:49 AM   #4
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The shark has been fine so far. I didn't think the silver dollars would grow so fast! Usually when I had some they were the strain that grew slow. Looks like I hit on some of the monsters.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:52 AM   #5
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Very nice driftwood! I like the fish in the third picture!
They are festivum. 1 of my books said Flag cichlids.
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I got lucky on the driftwood. A friend has a huge bucket of it and said help yourself!
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Hahaha i like drift wood but if u dont soak it for a week it will break apart in ur tank and make the water yellow and its nasty
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:38 PM   #9
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I still have 2 pieces of driftwood soaking for 2 weeks and still won't sink. I have a drill bit that is 3 feet long so I think I will drill a hole the length of the wood to aid in waterlogging them.
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There is something wrong with that wood then... Mine sank in an hour.. Also you should boil them
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