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Old 05-27-2015, 01:43 PM   #1
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What should I do with my empty 55 gallon aquarium?

So I got my boyfriend a 210 gallon aquarium for graduation, and he moved his current saltwater setup into it. I took over his old 75 gallon and moved my planted 55 gallon tank into it. Now I have an empty 55 gallon and I'm not sure what to do with it.

We've talked about making it a ciclid or a discus tank, but it's a bit on the small side for that. I think I want to do something cool with it but I don't know what.

If you guys suddenly had a 55 gallon aquarium that was empty, what would you do with it?
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Do a species only for like a larger cichlid or oddball.


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100 cardinals and 8 bolivian rams!

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Reef tank or a species only oddball tank.


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I like the discus tank idea, lol. Of course I do. 2 discus, some rams, and some loaches with lots of plants.

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Trying to think....so many possibilities. Probably a half and half water tank. I'd make the land portion for lizards or something small, maybe a tree frog and probably dwarf puffers with a heavily planted aquascape. That's what I'm imagining right now, not sure about all the details. That would be a cool project.
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Trying to think....so many possibilities. Probably a half and half water tank. I'd make the land portion for lizards or something small, maybe a tree frog and probably dwarf puffers with a heavily planted aquascape. That's what I'm imagining right now, not sure about all the details. That would be a cool project.

If you could make that work I see it being awesome.

I say a riverine tank with a ton of loaches!


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If you could make that work I see it being awesome.

I say a riverine tank with a ton of loaches!


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My current tank is choc full of clown loaches and tiger barbs. I've always wanted to do a tank dedicated to clowns. I might do that. I also like the idea of 100 tetras and 8 rams, that would have to look cool.

I did a 30 gallon puffer tank a couple years back, but it didn't do well so I'm wary of doing an oddball tank again.
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A stream tank with darters and hillstream loaches. A reef tank. Or a tanganyika shell dweller community


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