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Some help with new setup
Old 09-17-2010, 02:57 AM   #1
 
Some help with new setup

Hi guys, new to this forum just got my tank and I'm in the cycling process just doing research for future fish. I've made a list and I want to make sure I'll be ok using these particular fish together, so far this is what I have:

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Recommended Tank Specs (used: http://www.aqadvisor.com):

Recommended Tank Size: 55 US Gallon
Recommended Temperature Range: 80.6 - 80.6 F.
Recommended pH Range: 6.5 - 6.6.
Recommended Hardness Range: 5 - 5 dH.
Recommended Water Change Schedule: 29% of water per week.
Recommended Tank Capacity Used: 97%


Fish:

1x Firemouth
1x Angelfish (Same sex as Atlum Angel to avoid in-breeding)
1x Siamese Algae Eater
1x Golden Wonder Killfish
1x Blue Gourami
1x Paradise Fish
1x Atlum Angel (Same sex as Angelfish to avoid in-breeding)
My setup as is includes a 55G Tank, MarineLand Bio Wheel filter rated for 75 Gallons, Heater (not sure of make/model), and florescent top lighting. Everything else I'll be getting tomorrow after work hopefully.

The quote above includes some research I've gathered, could anyone tell me if this setup would work and if possible what would be a good selection of plants for these fish?

Thanks for reading guys,
- LatinPrince
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:34 AM   #2
 
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why 1 of everything?
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:04 AM   #3
 
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why 1 of everything?
Good question, I guess I just wanted some variety in the tank and since they're relatively big fish I didn't want to overcrowd too much.
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:30 PM   #4
 
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well the gurami could be a problem for the angels so you better look them up before you get 1
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:38 PM   #5
 
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Hi and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

First off, we have a section here called Tropical Fish Profiles, second tab from the left in the blue bar at the top, or you can click on shaded names of fish and plants in posts to see that species profile. The profiles include info on tank sizes, compatibility, numbers needed (many fish are shoaling fish, like angels, more on that in a moment), water parameters, etc. A community tank to be successful must have fish that have similar requirements in all these areas. Otherwise, the fish are stressed and that leads to health issues.

Angels are shoaling fish; a group of 4-5 in a 55g could be a beautiful display. They need plants and branches to replicate their natural environment, as noted in the profile for Pterophyllum scalare and Pterophyllum altum.

The Firemouth, gourami and paradise fish together is asking for trouble, and adding angels likewise.

With a group of angels, a shoal or two of medium characins would work, one of the rosy tetra clade (Hyphessobrycon species), or medium rasbora. Remember, small fish will be eaten by angels. Barbs and danio are too active for the sedate angelfish.

Plants in the Echinodorus genus (swords) are ideal for angels, and in a 55g would be ideal.

These are just general guides to start.

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