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Old 12-22-2011, 11:09 PM   #1
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55G tank what in it?

I'm getting a barely used 55G tank tomorrow. I will let it cycle but I wanna some ideas what to put in it. Basic stuff come with it heater,filter, plus other great thing. Cheap so I had to get it! What kind of fish should I put it it and other stuff ideas?
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:36 PM   #2
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Also it comes with a lid how about yellow labs?
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There are tons of options you could do. Are you more into multi-fish set ups or solitary?
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There are tons of options you could do. Are you more into multi-fish set ups or solitary?
I'm more into multi-fish set ups.
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I suggest Pearl gouramis as a center piece fish
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:46 PM   #6
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Well, you could do Africans, but I'm not the best to talk about that.

You could do multiple schools of tetras and some cories, maybe a ram or angel. A South American theme.

Or maybe an Asain theme, gourami with rasboras and danios.
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Well, you could do Africans, but I'm not the best to talk about that.

You could do multiple schools of tetras and some cories, maybe a ram or angel. A South American theme.

Or maybe an Asain theme, gourami with rasboras and danios.
I like the African idea and middle paragraph could even buy wall paper and stuff will have to research about themes.
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South American theme would be super easy to do. A lot of plants and fish from there are regularly available.
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South American theme would be super easy to do. A lot of plants and fish from there are regularly available.
Great! How many fish could I put in the tanks of angels?
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Oh, I wouldn't do more than one, honestly. From everything I have read, pairing angels takes quite a bit of patience. So, I would research that if you want more than one. So, an angel, maybe a group of corydora catfish, a large school of some tetra or two smaller schools.
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Oh, but you should research the African cichlids too. I'm not trying to pull off that path.
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Oh, I wouldn't do more than one, honestly. From everything I have read, pairing angels takes quite a bit of patience. So, I would research that if you want more than one. So, an angel, maybe a group of corydora catfish, a large school of some tetra or two smaller schools.
Thanks I'm a research all these fish before I buy or get some more or something.
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Oh, but you should research the African cichlids too. I'm not trying to pull off that path.
I will. All I know they are really aggressive .
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Awesome. Research is a great tool! Also, searching around YouTube.com helps to get ideas. There are tons of people posting their set-ups.
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Awesome. Research is a great tool! Also, searching around YouTube.com helps to get ideas. There are tons of people posting their set-ups.
Will try YouTube also I got encyclopedia of fish good thing about fish 403 pages long about freshwater fish.
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I love fish books. I only have a few, but I love flipping through them. You make me want to set up a new tank. haha
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I love fish books. I only have a few, but I love flipping through them. You make me want to set up a new tank. haha
Haha it's my first fish book
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I have four angelfish and a four-line pictus cat in my 55. It's a very peaceful tank but I had good luck with my angels. If you want more than one angel either get a pair or four. Have fun researching!
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Well, whenever you decide on your theme, I would start a new thread to figure out exact numbers of fish.

Are you wanting to do planted too?
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Well, whenever you decide on your theme, I would start a new thread to figure out exact numbers of fish.

Are you wanting to do planted too?
I will start a new thread. I don't know about planted because I might add bristlenose maybe and they eat plants right well tear them up.
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