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30g set up ideas please (fish, plants etc)
Old 03-09-2010, 06:50 PM   #1
 
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Arrow 30g set up ideas please (fish, plants etc)

I need help trying to make up my mind where to take this 30g tall cause there's so many options in my head but I only have 1 empty tank right now....

1) Set it up and have more Tetra as I'm running out of room in my 45g > But which Tetras, I like Glolights but who would go with it? And 2 Tetra tanks I donno? Upside I could utilize plants I already have.

2) Set it up kinda paludirum style and have frogs with it? Downside there I have no froggy equipment so I'd need to buy all that.

3) There's a fish I really love and I believe its Lemon cichlid (hopefully I will be able to clarify that in the cichlid section) but being cichlid for one I couldn't house many in a 30g and two I'd need different types plants that will withstand them guys. And I'd have to temper to get my water hardened up for them.

4) Do something entirely else - You suggest So please post me all your critter and plant ideas
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
 
What about some kribs for the bottom with some tiger barbs?
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:34 PM   #3
 
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Kribs are nice too (I think I'd have to harden my waters up for them as well thou) but the Barbs I already got a hilarious school of 9 Albino (totally orange fish actually not albino lol) Tigers in the 55g. So something else up top pls
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:50 PM   #4
 
I think my angels would love your 30g tall!!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:07 AM   #5
 
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What about a Cory paradise. All Cory's and different types. Lot's of moss or hair grass on the bottom. Dw pieces that are longer and low in height. A grazing field with hoards of Cory's.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:30 AM   #6
 
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I think that'd make a pretty decent habitat for a single leopard ctenopoma. Maybe a smaller pleco or something, too?
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:35 AM   #7
 
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Perhaps a pair of Keyhole cichlids.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:22 AM   #8
 
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What about a Cory paradise. All Cory's and different types. Lot's of moss or hair grass on the bottom. Dw pieces that are longer and low in height. A grazing field with hoards of Cory's.
being so tall it doesn't offer too much bottom space ... but there again my Albino's don't get the concept neither that they are bottom fish

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I think that'd make a pretty decent habitat for a single leopard ctenopoma. Maybe a smaller pleco or something, too?
don't you think that thing would grow weeeee too big for a 30g? Not that I had the fish before but it just looks that way.

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Perhaps a pair of Keyhole cichlids.
Never heard of them to be honest with ya being cihclids i'd assume to also needing to up my water for them right? Would you think they work with the kribs? Really like that idea (provided i'd find some within a 500 mile radius here )

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Old 03-10-2010, 08:30 AM   #9
 
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Depending on how difficult it would be for you to adjust your water to suit them, I like the cichlid idea. You already have tetras in your 45g and cichlids would be a fun addition to the tanks you already have. It'll take some research, but they are such pretty fish I think it would be worth it.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:43 AM   #10
 
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being so tall it doesn't offer too much bottom space ... but there again my Albino's don't get the concept neither that they are bottom fish


don't you think that thing would grow weeeee too big for a 30g? Not that I had the fish before but it just looks that way.


I have several large red tiger lotus I like them as 'color splash' in my set ups


Never heard of them to be honest with ya being cihclids i'd assume to also needing to up my water for them right? Would you think they work with the kribs? Really like that idea (provided i'd find some within a 500 mile radius here )
Keyholes are rather peaceful cichlids that can adapt to fairly wide range of water with respect to pH.
So long as Kribs weren't spawning,,I think they would work well, although I kept them with only a single krib that I adopted from local fish store. I would not place keyholes with any other cichlids other than kribs. Maybe you could order a pair or three from online source?
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