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Old 03-05-2011, 05:27 AM   #11
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I just posted on another topic about compatibility.

Really there are almost no limits. I mean there are such things as snakes and mongoose in the fish-world, but it all comes down to the personality of the fish, and the tank itself. 55G gives your fish quite some breathing room if you don't overstock. Giving a fair amount of hiding places really help out a lot.

Some things to consider after you now which fish to buy is the landscape:
Gravel/sand
Fake plants/real plants
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3-D background/picture background
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Picking the fish(es) first really helps you decided on what to get and there TONS of options!
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I just posted on another topic about compatibility.

Really there are almost no limits. I mean there are such things as snakes and mongoose in the fish-world, but it all comes down to the personality of the fish, and the tank itself. 55G gives your fish quite some breathing room if you don't overstock. Giving a fair amount of hiding places really help out a lot.

Some things to consider after you now which fish to buy is the landscape:
Gravel/sand
Fake plants/real plants
Live rock/plastic rocks
Caves
Lighting/color
3-D background/picture background
Filtration

Picking the fish(es) first really helps you decided on what to get and there TONS of options!
i will be getting a rather large tank so it should be easy making sure the fish have plenty of space and i wiil be able to fit in plenty of hiding places. i haven't decided betwwen real or fake plants and rocks yet. i assume real would be better.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:55 PM   #15
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I'm new to aquariums and haven't actually got one yet, but i was hoping to get plenty of advice before a get my first tank.
A tip from me, your display pic, dont do that to the fish in your tank hehe.

Well done on the catch anyway, that things massive.
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i will be getting a rather large tank so it should be easy making sure the fish have plenty of space and i wiil be able to fit in plenty of hiding places. i haven't decided betwwen real or fake plants and rocks yet. i assume real would be better.
Not necessarily! if you're gonna get a real plant make sure you know what it looks like so the people don't give you a plant that DOESN'T go in an aquarium. Also real plants need a certain amount of lighting to thrive, so that adds to the cost. Some fish tear up real plants which makes it an extra duty to clean. Some plants grow very fast and you have to trim them.

Don't get me wrong though, cause real plants really make your tank look awesome! They also provide some food and very natural hiding ares for your fish.
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A tip from me, your display pic, dont do that to the fish in your tank hehe.

Well done on the catch anyway, that things massive.
don't worry i will be taking very good care of my aquarium no hooks in thier mouths and the places i go fishing the lake owners take realy good care of thier fish, once a fish is caught you have about 1min to take your photos and then the lake guide takes the fish into a recovary area and uses iodine in the fishes mouth to help recover, i think the size of the fish there shows the care they must be getting
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Not necessarily! if you're gonna get a real plant make sure you know what it looks like so the people don't give you a plant that DOESN'T go in an aquarium. Also real plants need a certain amount of lighting to thrive, so that adds to the cost. Some fish tear up real plants which makes it an extra duty to clean. Some plants grow very fast and you have to trim them.

Don't get me wrong though, cause real plants really make your tank look awesome! They also provide some food and very natural hiding ares for your fish.
i will probably start with fake plants and if i feel i can handle the extra maintenance i will think about replacing fake with real
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