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Old 08-10-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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46 gallon vs. 55 gallon tank???

Top Fin® 55 Gallon Starter Kit - Fish - Sale Category - PetSmart

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Marineland® 46 Euro Style Bow Front Aquarium - Black - Fish - Sale Category - PetSmart

how long do you think it will take to clean a 55 gallon tank?

the only reason i liek the 46 gallon is because its bow front but idk

does anyone have experience with these tanks?

i will be getting my own light adn filter and heater (the 55 gallon heater sounds good according to reviews so i will see about that...)

i can obviously have more fish in 55 gallon but... idk.

input?
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TBH,,they are both good starter tanks and both are 4 feet long ,,so if you like the bow front, go for it....the 55 won't give you any better stocking options ..I'd stock both the same
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TBH,,they are both good starter tanks and both are 4 feet long ,,so if you like the bow front, go for it....the 55 won't give you any better stocking options ..I'd stock both the same
could i do this in 46 gallon?
10 Cardinal tetras
1 Pearl gourami
6 Cherry barbs
8 Cories
2 cockatoo cichlids
2 german blue rams
10 rummy nose tetras
1 leleupi

i think that could work in a 55 gallon but 46 gallon... idk. i guess i could do:
8 Cardinal tetras
1 Pearl gourami
6 Cherry barbs
6 Cories
2 cockatoo cichlids
2 german blue rams
8 rummy nose tetras
1 leleupi
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Umm,,i'm not going to give any advice on this ...i'm a SW guy..I didn't know if you were doing salt or fresh...Sorry
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could i do this in 46 gallon?
10 Cardinal tetras
1 Pearl gourami
6 Cherry barbs
8 Cories
2 cockatoo cichlids
2 german blue rams
10 rummy nose tetras
1 leleupi

i think that could work in a 55 gallon but 46 gallon... idk. i guess i could do:
8 Cardinal tetras
1 Pearl gourami
6 Cherry barbs
6 Cories
2 cockatoo cichlids
2 german blue rams
8 rummy nose tetras
1 leleupi
Both are good stocking lists. Only thin I'm not sure about is lepuli...African cichlids right? Only African cichlid I know that is community safe is kribs...
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Both are good stocking lists. Only thin I'm not sure about is lepuli...African cichlids right? Only African cichlid I know that is community safe is kribs...
this si the place i found out about leleupis from:
‪electric blue ram, gold, german blue, lelupi‬‏ - YouTube

they are tang soomething cichlids.
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another video
‪55 Gallon Tropical Community tank‬‏ - YouTube

leleupi around 2:50
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Lake Tangikaya cichlids? I don't think they mix not because they are aggressive but possibly different water requirements...
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Lake Tangikaya cichlids? I don't think they mix not because they are aggressive but possibly different water requirements...
do u know what ph they need? i think they need harder water...
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do u know what ph they need? i think they need harder water...
Yes they need harder water, rams can live in hard water but won't be as colorful or active in it.
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