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Old 12-09-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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Buying a 55 gallon tomorrow, fish ideas?!?!

I am finally upgrading! From my 10 to a 55 gallon!!!!! Really don't know what to get... Cichlids?! Ahhh idk! Decisions and really want some advice, thanks so much guys!!!!
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I am finally upgrading! From my 10 to a 55 gallon!!!!! Really don't know what to get... Cichlids?! Ahhh idk! Decisions and really want some advice, thanks so much guys!!!!
What's in the ten??
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Tetras... In ready for more intense. I was thinking African cichlids. Thoughts?
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Tetras... In ready for more intense. I was thinking African cichlids. Thoughts?
You'll need a bigger tank for the tetras most likely- why not make an epic terra tank with hundreds of colors? What type of tetras?
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New world cichlids all the way! A pair of salvini's! Ftw!!!
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Tetras... In ready for more intense. I was thinking African cichlids. Thoughts?
you are on the right path!

I am in pretty much the same position as you are at the moment, except upgrading from an even smaller tank!

African Cichlids from the Malawi Lake such as Mbuna (Rock Dwellers) look stunning in groups but don't require much aquascaping, which can be convenient for some of us, and boring for others. There are other types of cichlids from the Malawi Lake but they shouldn't be mixed..

Another nice idea (if you want massive fish) would be a couple of oscars, I think, not too sure if I've got the right species here, but they grow to the size of a baseball (except wider) in around 18 months. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong

There's millions of other set ups but I recon the African Cichlids are the way to go
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Cichlids sound like a blast! Oscars are sweet but get hugeeeee haha I like variety so I'm thinking a bunch of colors but I want to swap out and get some black rocks so the colors show real bright! Suggestions on aquascape??
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Cichlids sound like a blast! Oscars are sweet but get hugeeeee haha I like variety so I'm thinking a bunch of colors but I want to swap out and get some black rocks so the colors show real bright! Suggestions on aquascape??
I'm doing angels and dwarf cichlids in my 55, both are technically cichlids and can be good in community with tetras.
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You'll need a bigger tank for the tetras most likely- why not make an epic terra tank with hundreds of colors? What type of tetras?
Hundreds of colors? How hundreds?
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Cichlids sound like a blast! Oscars are sweet but get hugeeeee haha I like variety so I'm thinking a bunch of colors but I want to swap out and get some black rocks so the colors show real bright! Suggestions on aquascape??
For the African Cichlids you would be looking at sand, and then a mix of small and large rocks to give them hiding places and a few caves to mark their territories around.
You can also add plants but they would probably be dug up. Something like anubus would be ok because you can tie it to the rocks/branches and it will grow off that.
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