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Old 09-02-2010, 10:11 PM   #1
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Ideas please!!!

So, Petsmart had a sale on a 56 gal with stand, and I couldn't pass up. Haven't picked up the tank yet. But I also hadn't planned on getting a big tank anytime soon (yes 56 is big for me, I have a 20 gal freshwater and a 3 gal nano reef) so I haven't planned on any fish for it!

I don't even know if I should do saltwater or freshwater. I just want some really cool fish. No tetras, danios, goldfish, etc (had all them before). Like a species tank with something really interesting, like a couple bigger fish and maybe a few smaller ones too. It is a tall tank not a long. Don't want any angelfish, piranhas, guppies, mollies, umm can't think of what else I don't want lol. But any suggestions will be awesome and taken to heart for sure!! I have plenty of time to plan. Thanks!!!

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How about an oscar? They're supposed to be really cool fish, and intelligent. I've never had SW, but there are a lot of cool looking SW fish You could also try some other cichlids. There's lots of interesting fish out there.

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wouldnt fit in a that tank though.

there are a ton of cool fish out there you jsut have to figure out if you want sw or fw.
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Apistos, Rams, Keyholes, or (showiest) Angels if you are at all interested in cichlids... IMO you could have these cichlids and build SA/CA communities around them

Or if you have hard water (and think they're interesting) you could try Kribensis and an alternative community set-up...

Best of luck and I hope you like these ideas If you haven't researched cichlids yet, I suggest you check out the names I mentioned!
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discus? idk much about FW
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I've decided on African Cichlids. I am waiting on the sand to settle and then starting the tank cycle. Any suggestions? I want some very colorful ones, but which ones and how many?
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What is the footprint of this tank? If it's a 56 column tank, I'm afraid it isn't suitable for African cichlids.
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What is the footprint of this tank? If it's a 56 column tank, I'm afraid it isn't suitable for African cichlids.
This is my concern as well...

If so, you *might* get away with rustys or demasoni.... very big might
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