Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-16-2016, 04:39 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 1
New Member

Hi Guys
I hope everyone is well.

I am totally new here, I bought my son fish tank for his birthday, it's a 54ltr tank and I am totally new at keeping fish.
We are going to go for tropical fish neon tetras and a pleco seem to be favourite, but we are working on getting the water right.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Sarah
__________________

__________________
SarahT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 06:38 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Mr tap water's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: middlesex uk
Posts: 544
Welcome Sarah to AA looking forward to seeing some pictures of your tank in the near future


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
Mr tap water is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 07:51 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
shellyx's Avatar


 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: scotland
Posts: 4,206
Welcome Sarah

55 gallon elephant nose tank.
30 gallon boraras , red longfin bristlenose, bamboo shrimp, crs,rcs and different snails.
__________________
70 gallon elephant nose tank, Gonzo the elephant nose and inverts.
30gallon borara merah and brigittae green, red longfin bristlenose, shrimp, ninja, taiwan,bamboo, and snails.
shellyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 08:48 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TMaier's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 2,539
Hello!🖐🏻


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Old lady with tanks...
TMaier is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 03:18 PM   #5
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,123
Welcome aboard. We are glad you found us here at AA.
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2016, 08:48 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Autumnsky's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Colorado, USA
Posts: 8,931
Glad to have you in the community.

Welcome to the community Sarah and little one.

Advise first off, check which kind of Pleco you are planning on, and see what size it will get and preferred tank size it will like. Clown Pleco, Bulldog and Bristlenose or Bushy nose aka BN Pleco are better for a smaller tank 20-30G though. They really like to have real driftwood to munch on too.

You can get help with a stocking plan for the tank in the Getting Started section:

Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started - Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community

Check out my signature for a great resource of info for new tank keepers. Article from Aquarium Advice with links for more info as well.

Other similar fish to a pleco would be Otocinclus.
__________________

New to FW fish? Need some info on keeping fish?
Start here - Aquarium Advice Article http://www.aquariumadvice.com/guide-...ater-aquarium/

Community Rules
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ork&page=rules

FW - 72G / 12G Edge/11.4G Mr Aqua Rimless
SW - Nano 6.6G Edge - Plus a FW 46G bowfront (QT)
Autumnsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2016, 01:28 AM   #7
Grand Poobah of Fish Poo
 
Barliman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Los Angeles, 3rd door on the left
Posts: 1,429
Quote:
Originally Posted by SarahT View Post
Hi Guys
I hope everyone is well.

I am totally new here, I bought my son fish tank for his birthday, it's a 54ltr tank and I am totally new at keeping fish.
Welcome!

Glad you could join us.

I agree with Autumnsky about the plecostomus. In fact, a 54 ltr is about 15 US gallons. I think even the smallest pleco is too large for that. One or two otocincluses would be a better choice, and they'er cute, too.

Neons are wonderful fish, and that tank will let you keep a small school. They can be delicate though, so you might want to consider a hardier species, such as the glowlight.

And feel free to ask questions: We're here to help.
__________________
----
Now open: "JJ&J's Seafood Buffet" 20g long planted freshwater.
Barliman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2016, 07:40 AM   #8
AA Member
Community Moderator
 
Delapool's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 11,920
Welcome! Great to have you with us
__________________

__________________
Delapool is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
new member

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New member, new addict, new pics... GIES2525 Show Off/Photography 5 02-25-2009 06:07 PM
Hello to all-Not a new member but i have a new name vxsxh20 Member Introductions 5 12-08-2008 08:46 PM
New Aquarium & New Member SPARTAN VI Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 32 08-14-2007 12:08 PM
New member and new Oceanic Wave 95 gal reef tank palisaide Member Introductions 8 07-09-2006 06:21 PM
New member. New to the hobby. Orca Member Introductions 6 01-18-2004 12:01 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.