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post #1 of 2 Old 06-27-2012, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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i need to know what the temp. should be. i want like the guppies, platys and things, i have a 75 gal tank. and i want to level it out as in bottom dwellers middle dwellers and the top dwellers, what do you think, and how any fish can i put in it?

I love my 7 hermit crabs,1 betta fish, 2 cats, 1 hamster, and my soon to be new fish.
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post #2 of 2 Old 06-27-2012, 12:01 PM
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Hi, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

I'm going to pint you to our profiles. Second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. Fish are organized under basic families, and in each profile the preferred water parameters including temperature is given. It is best to stay in the low-to-mid range for the species, rather than the high end. The higher the temp, the more work it is for the fish.

On substrate fish, check the species under Catfish, there are many that will work. You will need to know your GH (general hardness) and pH, as some have preferences. Some will adapt a bit, some will not.

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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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