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Old 01-27-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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New 30 gallon tank

Hi All!

New to he aquarium world and definitely excited to get started. I have a 30 gallon tank on the way and have been researching startup and which species I would like. I plan to start with a sand substrate and use fake plants to start. The species I'm looking into are as follows:
Black convict cichlids
Blood red parrot cichlids
Small bal shark
Peacock eel
Clown roach
Panda Cory
Black skirt tetras
Ghost shrimp


Any and all recommendations and advice are very welcome. I also like the black ghost knife but don't know much about them.


Thoughts? Advice?


Thank you in advance!


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Old 01-28-2013, 08:19 AM   #2
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Hi All!

New to he aquarium world and definitely excited to get started. I have a 30 gallon tank on the way and have been researching startup and which species I would like. I plan to start with a sand substrate and use fake plants to start. The species I'm looking into are as follows:
Black convict cichlids
Blood red parrot cichlids
Small bal shark
Peacock eel
Clown roach
Panda Cory
Black skirt tetras
Ghost shrimp

Any and all recommendations and advice are very welcome. I also like the black ghost knife but don't know much about them.



Thank you in advance!

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to AA! We hope ya enjoy

Black convict cichlids- gets to big
Blood red parrot cichlids- get to big
Small bal shark - they get to big
Peacock eel- this may work I'm not sure
Clown roach- they get to big
Panda Cory- will be ok in your tank size
Black skirt tetras- will be.ok in your tank size
Ghost shrimp- will be ok
black ghost knife - they get to big
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Thank you both! What if I go with a 40 or 50 gallon? Would any or all of the species listed be doable?
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A 50 would open up a lot of options but the knife fish gets very large and the bala sharks do to which they also should be kept in schools so unless your getting a 125 I'd stay clear of the balas. You could do a nice convict tank in a 50 or even look into rams and do a more peaceful tank.
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Thanks Matt for the better details.

This link should help you out on some better options
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...cutter_29g.php
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