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Old 07-22-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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Can't decide what to do

Anyone have two tanks in their living room?
I have a 45 gal freshwater. And because I got rid of a couch I now have room for a much larger tank. I've been thinking about getting a 75 gal so I can get cichlids. Do I eliminate the 45 gal tank or keep two tanks in the living room? If I just had a 75 gal would a few cichlids get along in a community tank if I'm careful to get some that aren't too aggressive?
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:20 PM   #2
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I have two tanks in my living room. I have my Nano Cube 28 Reef tank and I have my new 125 Gallon FW tank. Two is not bad, as long as your not over crowding your room. Are you looking to mix community fish with a few cichlids? Iv'e tried mixing in some other fish and it never goes as well as planned. If you do decide to go this route add the less aggressive fish first and just keep an eye on them. You will most likely have some fin nipping, but its possible for sure.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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go with another tank!!! no need to get rid of the on you already have
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:56 PM   #4
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go with another tank!!! no need to get rid of the on you already have
+1. Definitely go for and keep two in your living room. It will make the room a lot more interesting especially when one tank's stock is almost completely opposite of the other one's.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:01 PM   #5
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Depends on the size of your living room. I have 4 in mine... They cover a wall. 2/29 gal 40 gal 55 gal. I have a long living room tho. I love them in here i would def do 2!
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:10 PM   #6
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I have four in my room I know that's not the living room but I like it they are all really nice
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:45 PM   #7
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We have a 45gal tall and a 29gallon tall in the living room!
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:59 AM   #8
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If I put any tanks in the living room, I'd be able to fit so many! Like prob at least 7-9 55g on one wall. Though that would never happen because I really doubt my parents would buy me that many tank and I prob would not have enough time to clean all of them :p.
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I have a home made stand that has two tanks stacked. I have 75 gallon on top and a 20 long down below. That might be an option.

As far as mixing ciclids with community depending whats in your tank you could do dwarf cichlids like GBR or Kribensis but not African lake cichlids.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:26 PM   #10
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Thanks for the replies from everyone!
I'm not sure what type of Cichlids I want. I have to think some more about this.
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Thanks for the replies from everyone!
I'm not sure what type of Cichlids I want. I have to think some more about this.
Ask in the cichlids forums you will get answers on what will go with what.
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cichlids normally dont do well in communities, with the exception of rams and angels. they do well in cichlid communities though! i would keep the 45 and make the 75 a cichlid tank. cichlids are so much fun great personalities
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More the merry, I want a 75 but no room at the moment...lol... It's hard to stop wanting more.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:38 PM   #14
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Keep them both you can do planted for the smaller in contrast with the ciclid. I have 3 in my living room.
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