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post #11 of 54 Old 03-14-2012, 10:02 AM
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another question, i bought 2 250W heaters for the tank....will they work?
One of my questions as well. Seems everyone is either saying two 250 or 300 watt heaters. So from what I've been hearing, yes thatll do just fine.

125Gal: 7 Silver Dollars, 1 Albino BN Plecos, 1 Green Terror, 1 Gold Severum, Red Severum, 8 Rio Cahals, and 2 Festivum

55Gal: 3 German Blue Rams, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Super Red Pleco, 9 Bloodfin Tetras, and 9 Oto Catfish

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post #12 of 54 Old 03-14-2012, 11:29 AM
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another question, i bought 2 250W heaters for the tank....will they work?
Several of us have contributed on this subject in another thread, here's the link; you may find that info useful.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...-125gal-96081/

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre 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 #13 of 54 Old 03-14-2012, 11:45 AM
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At least we are thinking it through :)
I think this is the best way to go about choosing what to stock your fish tank with.

1) Pick your main fish.. If it is going to be a school. a pair or two big fish. One large fish. Pick that main beautiful fish you like so you can then work everything else around it. Oscars or Cichilds. Find the breed you like best and work everything else around that.

2) Once you have your main fish picked you can find fish that are compatible with them, a smaller school fish (or if you picked a school as the main center piece....i dunno people do that...then you can pick a big fish ) you see where I am going with this.

3) Pick the cleaners and algae eaters.

I would start setting up my tank if I were the both of you lol :) Get it cycling!
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post #14 of 54 Old 03-14-2012, 11:52 AM
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I really like Angel Fish, Angelicus Loach, zebra loach, Cherry Barb's, whiptail catfish, and hatchet fish. I think they will go together but not 100% sure. The PH balance is roughly 7.5 (i think a little lower but closer to 7.5 than 7). I really like some of the different "eels" but don't think they would go with any of the fish above.

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that is a pretty sweet tank!!!! but watch out for Cherry Barbs, there semi aggressive and " tail nippers" and they may not go with other fish u wanted. + in a tank that size u may like Vail Angel fish, there very elegant. but hope ur new tank gose well.
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that is a pretty sweet tank!!!! but watch out for Cherry Barbs, there semi aggressive and " tail nippers" and they may not go with other fish u wanted. + in a tank that size u may like Vail Angel fish, there very elegant. but hope ur new tank gose well.
Thank you, i thought it was a pretty good deal. I really like those Vail Angel Fish, i would also like a large group of a schooling/shoaling fish. What would you recommend that would work with Angels?
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post #16 of 54 Old 03-14-2012, 12:48 PM
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I personally like how neon tetras reflect light. their small too. I have a school of 11 of them.
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post #17 of 54 Old 03-15-2012, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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that is a pretty sweet tank!!!! but watch out for Cherry Barbs, there semi aggressive and " tail nippers" and they may not go with other fish u wanted. + in a tank that size u may like Vail Angel fish, there very elegant. but hope ur new tank gose well.
I thought Cherry Barbs were non aggressive? If not i will have to find another group to compliment the Angels, hatchets, and Loaches :( I wanted some colorful fish. Can't really do the neon tetra's because of the water conditions they require
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I thought Cherry Barbs were non aggressive? If not i will have to find another group to compliment the Angels, hatchets, and Loaches :( I wanted some colorful fish. Can't really do the neon tetra's because of the water conditions they require
What about Danios?

You could try a different kind of tetras.
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post #19 of 54 Old 03-15-2012, 12:05 PM
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i'm totally jealous of your tank.
i really look forward to watching it grow.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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i'm totally jealous of your tank.
i really look forward to watching it grow.
I know right! It's like: I want that tank! :) hahaha
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