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Old 11-23-2013, 09:20 AM   #1
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So at this moment in time I currently have a 90 litre tank , what is the maximum sized tank (litres) you can have in a bedroom
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So at this moment in time I currently have a 90 litre tank , what is the maximum sized tank (litres) u can have in a bedroom
I guess it depends on space and noise limits. I used to have a 20l but nothing now. Just sitting in bed pondering if the cupboard is really needed. I'd say I could get a 3ft tank in. I haven't worked out the litres as my chances are roughly nil unfortunately.
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I have a wide range of space , so a 3ft tank would you say is about 150 to 200 litres ?
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I have a wide range of space , so a 3ft tank would u say is about 150 to 200 litres ?
I get a bit over 300l on a 3 x 2 x 2 ft tank. I think 100-200l would be a nice size tank. I get 120l for a 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 ft tank.

I have a 4 x 2 x 2.5 ft tank which is a bit over 500l. The stand, tank and hood is almost 6ft (1.8m) high and I just don't think I could do a drip free water change anywhere there is carpet. I'd go ok with a 2ft tank though. If it sat on cabinet, the filters, air pumps, etc could get tucked away and muffle the noise. Depends what you want I guess.

Edit: my 4ft tank sits in the lounge room I should say. The entire house is on a concrete pad so it could in theory be in the bedroom. I'd probably only run the air pump during the day then as that is the loudest.
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Hi what tropical fish would you recommend me get I have plenty of room in my tank I now want a really colourful tank any ideas
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Hi what tropical fish would u recommend me get I have plenty of room in my tank I now want a really colourful tank any ideas
Did you have a theme in mind? My water suits cichlids (almost) but I went for a planted, smaller fish community tank. My sister loves live bearers.
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My theme is a rather wood land theme , like underwater with big wood and items like that any ideas
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Well that sounds a pretty interesting concept. A separate post question on this question may be needed but some thoughts to kick off. Some are probably already obvious and I have never kept cichlids (or at least can't remember).

I'm ignoring stock limits - just in case not seen this website will help with that http://www.aqadvisor.com/

On mine I tried to match the fish to my tap water specs (however I doubt many of mine are caught from the wild) and to each other. I ended up going in and out of a lot of fish shops and using an aquarium app to research. On colour I've found that a school of say orange'ish rosy barbs makes a nice contrast to black mollies so it can be worth looking at fish vs fish vs background.

Lower level, plecos like the bristlenose catfish will love the wood and spring to mind.

Tetras have nice colours, lately I'm taken with cardinal tetras or I saw rummy-nose tetras in the shop today that I thought nice.
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If you're willing to change to a rocky theme you could do something like this



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