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post #1 of 5 Old 09-26-2009, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
Talking Its me Again 55 Gallon

For those who have been with the forum for a while, might remember the thread of whether or not I would buy a 55 gallon tank, welll... anyway i ended up not getting the tank. I decided to wait and make sure that i really liked the tank. Ive kept myself entertained with my 20 gallon, 1 gallon, and a 5 gallon tank. But the other day i went to pick some neon tetras, when there it was, the tank that has been taunting me for 7 months. I went looked at it and again fell in love with it again. So i went home with my little tetras. I started daydreaming about the tank, which fish i could put in it and how awesome it would be. SO this is the list i came up with:

5 guppies
5 Platies
20 Neon Tetras
2 Bloodfin Tetras
6 Pristella Tetras
1 Bushynose Pleco
1 Swordtails
3 Endler's Livebearers

So what do you guys think? Should I get it? Is this a good stocking list? Can i get more ? Am i overstocked? or do you want to recommend other species.

My Tanks:
20 Gallon Community Tank
5 Gallon Guppy and Fry tank

A 55-75 gallon tank, hopefully

*Remember, its not how big a tank is, its how hard you worked on that small tank.
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-27-2009, 07:40 AM
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oooooooooooooo new tank,go for it
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-27-2009, 10:20 AM
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Increase the bloodfins, they are characins (tetras) and will be better in a group of 6 (or more) like all tetras.

I assume you know that the livebearers will mean hundreds of fry if there are impregnated females or males and females.


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Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-27-2009, 05:00 PM
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I say go for it, a 55 gallon tank opens so many doors as you can see, and its not like your doing it on a whim, 7 months is a long time to be after a tank.
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-27-2009, 05:08 PM
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COME ON DO IT!! You know you want to!! So far the list looks good.
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