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Old 02-25-2011, 09:56 PM   #1
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Hello From Queensland, Australia

Hello All,

Figured I would get myself back in the world of having fish!
I've had 2 tanks since 07 then last year, something went wrong & I lost all my fish. Because fish are an expensive hobby I was annoyed with having to replace my whole tank & have just been letting the water run through & changing it every so often (it would be almost 10 months I have been doing this)

Now I'm ready to get back into it, but I'm going to need some advice.

I have a 60 x 18 x 22 (inch) tank so approx 5ft. I love tropicals & don't have the money to change from fresh to salt so I will stick with what I have.

I currently have a sunken ship in my tank & fake weeds. I'm not too keen on real plants again, I got badly infested with Snails a few years back & had to remove all the gravel & decorations out to get rid of them, as I wasn't keen on using chemicals unless there is no other choice.

I have a love of clown loaches, they are a favourite of mine & were only added to my first tank to get rid of snails!

So I am looking to slowly restock my tank, was thinking about clown loaches & silver sharks to start with & then work up from there. Any ideas?

So hello & feedback/ ideas/ input welcome!


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Old 02-26-2011, 07:29 AM   #2
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:46 AM   #4
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Welcome to AA.

Just keep in mind the possible adult size of the clown loaches is 12 inches and most sharks get about the same size or larger.

With a 5 foot tank you should be fine for a while. I keep 4 clowns in a 48 1/2 x 24 1/4 x 25 1/2 (120g) but they are still juvies and we have already made plans to re-home if they outgrow the tank.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:14 AM   #5
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Thanks! I know the place to ask for questions if I want more answers!

Yes I know how much my loaches grew in the year and a half I had them! They went from about 5cm to almost 20!
I brought 6 today, only 5cm long. Good price too for them as sadly they can be expensive.

Will wait a few more days then I will add some sharks. For now that will do me until I make a choice on what I want to do.

I know they get quiet big, but I also don't know what else I want & would rather work around them! Plus I know many people into fish so I can always talk with them!
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Hey there! A good friend of mine lives in QLD. I heard the weather is kind of nasty there in the north, sorry to hear that.

You'll find a lot of good advice here. Good luck with your new tank! Bet it's awesooome!

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