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post #21 of 32 Old 11-11-2008, 06:21 PM
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Hey SICFish,
I would definitely go for the Marineland filters over the Tetra. I have a Penguin 350 on my 55G (along with a Whisper 60) and an Emperor 280 on my 37G and I love them both. They're both definitely much quieter than the Whisper 60 I have and the biowheels are a great advantage.

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post #22 of 32 Old 11-11-2008, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Someone has made mention that i should use one of my 10 gal tanks for Red Cherry shrimp, starting off with like 50, and as they breed, selling off excess for like a dollar or two...anyone here ever had red cherry shrimp before? wonder how that would look in a tank lol...sounds interesting though.
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post #23 of 32 Old 11-11-2008, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I think I'm coming up with ideas on what to put in the tanks...somewhat...

The main 50 gal tank

X-Ray Pristella Tetra

True Rummynose Tetra

Cardinal Tetra

Glowlight Tetra

Gold Algae Eater

First 10 Gal

I think I will make into a RCS tank. I've never experimented with rcs so not sure about it, but we'll see what I come up with. I've never had a live planted tank either, so that will be something new as well...but seems it might be better in the long run...

Second 10 gal
not sure, maybe just a qt tank or something. or maybe some danios.

Any suggestions would be great.
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post #24 of 32 Old 11-12-2008, 01:59 PM
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Well, for the 55 you could do some types of gouramis, chiclids, angelfish, or smaller loaches. Not all at once of course! Cory catfish are also great bottom dwellers and are so fun to watch in a school. Do some research on what's compatable. I love bettas and am in the process of dividing a 10 gallon to house 2 of them, so if you like them that's a possibility also.
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post #25 of 32 Old 11-12-2008, 02:28 PM
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Having a QT tank is always a good idea and a 10 gallon will serve pretty good as one.

That's a lot of tetras in that 55, I approve. Some corys for the bottom would be a good thing in a tank like that.

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post #26 of 32 Old 11-12-2008, 08:56 PM
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I would ditch the gold algae eater. It will eat some algae when it's young, but as it grows its diet will switch over to fish food and it won't do a think for your algae. Also, these fish get very aggressive as they age and it might terrorize and even kill your other fish.

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post #27 of 32 Old 11-12-2008, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Yea, I was kinda reading up on the algae eater, and just noticed he would get aggressive, so with tetras which I really like, I don't think I'd be doing good by gettin him.

In a 50 gallon tank, how many cory's should I get? Also, I know my daughters love african dwarf frogs, so...Will there be an issue with these?
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post #28 of 32 Old 11-12-2008, 10:08 PM
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The dwarf frogs need to surface occasionally to breathe so if the tank is very tall I would skip them. Also, they can be difficult to keep with active fish as they aren't very good at finding food and often the fish will eat their food before they can get to it. As long is the tank is shallow enough for them to easily get to the surface and if you're willing to spot-feed the frogs with an eyedropper or turkey baster, you should be able to keep them.

The cories do best in a group of at least six (like the tetras). If you get six of each of those types of tetra you listed, I would only get six or so cories.

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post #29 of 32 Old 11-12-2008, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Alrighty...I'll have to check the specs of this new tank when I get it sat night. Tetra's are one of my fav fish...if not my fav fish lol. Probably gonna be a quite active tank.
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post #30 of 32 Old 11-13-2008, 08:40 AM
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Tetras don't disappoint.

Cories do best in groups, the more the better.

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