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Old 03-22-2012, 11:17 PM   #11
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Sounds good. He'll certainly be happy to get his fish a little sooner.

On the other hand I'm in the process of getting everything together for a 50 gal tank, going to take a few months to get everything sorted out but it's going to be fun!!!!
Awesome! Is this your first tank at this size? What other tanks do you have?
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:16 AM   #12
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Ah! MTS (multiple tank syndrome) strikes again! It's a very contagious disease we've all contracted. Lol!
What fish where you thinking for the 50g. It's a good size for quite a few fish.
LoL.. well I've wanted a big tank waaay before my son's. I'm actually just at the point where I'm thinking about what I'd like to have. If you have any suggestions I'd certainly like to hear them. I'd like to have a few 'wow' fish that look interesting and then some others to complement.
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There's a few options.
Cichlid only tanks like Africans or fish like convicts. The tanks a bit small for an oscar, etc.
Community tank with fish like angels or dwarf cichlids, gouramis with tetras, rasboras, barbs, loaches, small plecos, inverts, etc.
Goldfish only tank.
Or saltwater.
It all depends what your interested in. Most people newer to the hobby like to keep community tanks. It gives you a chance to have lots of different kinds of fish in the one tank (not all community fish are compatable with each other).
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Awesome! Is this your first tank at this size? What other tanks do you have?
No this is my first tank, although I did have a Red Eared Slider Turtle at one point a long time ago, not really in the same league as a 50 gal fish tank.. lol.

I think the reason I'm so interested in fish is because my dad has always had fish, he actually has two tanks right now (Goldfish in one and a mixture in another) so that must be where my desire comes from.
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There's a few options.
Cichlid only tanks like Africans or fish like convicts. The tanks a bit small for an oscar, etc.
Community tank with fish like angels or dwarf cichlids, gouramis with tetras, rasboras, barbs, loaches, small plecos, inverts, etc.
Goldfish only tank.
Or saltwater.
It all depends what your interested in. Most people newer to the hobby like to keep community tanks. It gives you a chance to have lots of different kinds of fish in the one tank (not all community fish are compatable with each other).
OK You've given me a good basis to start. I'm already liking the Tiger Barb's, they have a nice look as do the Rasbora's. I think what I'll do is start compiling my 'list' and then post on the forums to get some feedback.
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OK You've given me a good basis to start. I'm already liking the Tiger Barb's, they have a nice look as do the Rasbora's. I think what I'll do is start compiling my 'list' and then post on the forums to get some feedback.
Good idea.
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OK You've given me a good basis to start. I'm already liking the Tiger Barb's, they have a nice look as do the Rasbora's. I think what I'll do is start compiling my 'list' and then post on the forums to get some feedback.
I have a 37 that I am using as a tiger barb tank. It still has a few other species including a raphael cat and 2 gouramis, but when I find another place for them (cough*needanothertank cough*) I will have a tiger barb only planted tank. I have regular tigers, albino, strawberry and jade. Until I get my 90 reef set up, this is my favorite tank.
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