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post #11 of 69 Old 01-27-2010, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah that was a few years ago now
will i need an air stone? to helo with oxygen or will the disturbance of the filer oxygenate the water enough?
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post #12 of 69 Old 01-27-2010, 09:39 AM
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I'd strongly suggest live plants over the air stone. Not only does it look better/ more natural. But also plants act as a bio filter within the tank (so that helps you out as far as maintenance). And last but not least shooting for some type of community set up there, that'll give the fish the needed hiding places to get out from one anothers way's if need be.

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post #13 of 69 Old 01-27-2010, 10:03 AM
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Welcome to the board! With a nice long tank and hard water I would go with African Cichlids and use sand. I love the African Cichlids, and if I get a chance in the future, I would like to have them again. I had great luck with them. I got them when were very young and they grew big. :)
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post #14 of 69 Old 01-27-2010, 10:22 AM
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P.S. If you want to go with a community type tank, I think the Denison Barbs are awesome looking. I would love to have a setup for them. I have never had them before but have heard good things about them. You could then get the other proper tankmates to go along with them.

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post #15 of 69 Old 01-27-2010, 03:20 PM
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If your pH is 8.0, it's likely you have hard water. Having hard, alkaline water limits you somewhat as many tropical fish come from the tropics of South America, West Africa and Southeast Asia where the water in these river systems is generally acidic and soft.

The two most obvious choices, though, are livebearers and African rift lake cichlids. Livebearers include fish like mollies, platies, swordtails and guppies. The cichlids require more specialized setups but are gorgeous fish. For a tank of your size, you could have a nice colony of dwarf shelldwellers or something like a pair of Julidochromis marlieri.

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post #16 of 69 Old 01-28-2010, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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i still havent got around to getting my heater yet, which is obviously one of the most important things for tropical... Any way, what wattage heater would i need for a 24G tank? are aqua one heaters any good? they are like pretty much the only things around my LFS here in australia.

If they arent good, links to ones for sale on the internet would be greatly appreciated.
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post #17 of 69 Old 01-28-2010, 07:56 AM
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I'd not suggest Dension's in a 24g; much too big for it; rather house a small group of them in a 55g.

I'm right there with iambatman...if your water is hard enough i'd set it up for dwarf shelldwellers or Julidochromis marlieri as well. If your water is hard enough, maybe Neolamprologus longior would be a option for you as well; love their colors.

On a 24g tank I'd get a 100w heater, provided the tank won't be set up i a very cold room (eg basement) if that was the case I'd get a 200w.

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post #18 of 69 Old 01-28-2010, 09:33 AM
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I thought he meant 94 long. Forget the Denison's and most of the Cichlids. I have a 56 gallon but since it is not as wide/long as the standard 55 gallon I won't be getting Denison's. Maybe someday.

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I thought he meant 94 long. Forget the Denison's and most of the Cichlids. I have a 56 gallon but since it is not as wide/long as the standard 55 gallon I won't be getting Denison's. Maybe someday.

Keep us posted.
nop talking about a 94 liters here.

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post #20 of 69 Old 01-28-2010, 10:40 AM
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nop talking about a 94 liters here.

I know, just caught that today. I do not have to deal with Liters usually, but it appears I better get used to it on this board....people from other areas and talking about gallons, etc.
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