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Pic of my new tank. Too crowded?
Old 07-24-2011, 02:01 AM   #1
 
Pic of my new tank. Too crowded?

My first tank. A 36 gallon bow. 5 tiger barbs, 2 mollys, 2 bala sharks and 1 iridescent shark. Im thinking about returning the 2 bala sharks b.c they just hide in the back and NEVER come out. Plus the tank is too small for 3 sharks. However, Im already planning on upgrading to a bigger tank.

2 live plants and 2 tall fake plants. I dont like the fake plants but I cant find anything live that is as tall as the fake ones.

Do I have too much decor in this tank?

and whats the take on air bubbles. I have 3 sections of air bubbles (left middle and right side). All 3 sources have valves on them so I can adjust the bubble speed. Too many bubbles?

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Old 07-24-2011, 09:53 AM   #2
 
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ah well i think it looks nice, but it does seem a little crowded for a 36 with that many fish. so i would agree on re-homing the balas.

as for the decor personally i would take out the tall wood to the left until you have a bigger tank, the dragons alot smaller so the bubbles have more of an effect.

other than that cool set up !
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:51 AM   #3
 
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Agree, I think without the root piece the tank will look better. Everything else is related, for a better "complete" scene.

Bubbles are up to you, without live plants they are not harmful.

I would get 3 more Tiger Barb, i think I talked about this in another thread of yours. And yes, the sharks will be real trouble at some point when they settle, their natural instincts will begin to show.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:12 AM   #4
 
Thanks all. Ive decided to redo my tank setup completely. I returned all the fish and Im designing my tank for african ciclhids instead
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