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post #1 of 5 Old 02-01-2013, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
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Stocking my new 65 Gallon

Hey Folks,

I just recently acquired a new 65G aquarium (48Lx13W) and I am looking for something `new` to do with it. Currently I have it housing a few juvi peacocks that were getting a little to large for the fry aquarium, but I have adequate space for them elsewhere when I find out what I'm going to do with the aquarium.

I don't want just your 'standard' community aquarium (tetras, loaches, etc). I want something that's interesting. I've been scratching my head lately and I've considered Discus, and I haven't entirely ruled them out yet, but I am keeping my options open for right now.

Give me your ideas!

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Hey Folks,

I just recently acquired a new 65G aquarium (48Lx13W) and I am looking for something `new` to do with it. Currently I have it housing a few juvi peacocks that were getting a little to large for the fry aquarium, but I have adequate space for them elsewhere when I find out what I'm going to do with the aquarium.

I don't want just your 'standard' community aquarium (tetras, loaches, etc). I want something that's interesting. I've been scratching my head lately and I've considered Discus, and I haven't entirely ruled them out yet, but I am keeping my options open for right now.

Give me your ideas!
Discus ....EVERYONE does discus... right.

It depends on what you might consider interesting. Different colour, behaviour, unusual look, unusual maintenance and care....?

How about a figure 8 puffer tank? With the right tank layout you could put 4 or 5 in that tank... maybe just 4. Definitely more interesting and entertaining than a discus tank. Less work with the water I suspect (brackish) but high maintenance on the diet side of things.

Personally, I wouldn't choose to do puffers even if it were my 9th tank, but they are cool.

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No mention is made of your water parameters. If these are on the medium hard side (as one would expect for rift lake cichlids already there), rainbow fish are colourful. [You are removing the peacock cichlids, I know, so we are not talking combinations here.] A couple species are in our profiles but there are others; the medium-sized would be nice, a group of whichever.

If you have soft water, many other possibilities open up.

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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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Derp, sorry guys. I know my original post was vague. I posted it @ almost 5 in the morning

My water is rather "moderate" Byron.

Anywho, I appreciate the responses thus far but I decided what I'm going to do with it already. I went to a rock company today and picked up about 75lbs of rock & slate for $25 (great deal), and I'm just going to turn it into a Mbuna tank. I'll probably start off with some Kenyis and Cobalts.

My 50 Gallon will be coming open soon when I move all my peacocks to their 120 this month and if you want to make suggestions for that aquarium, please do

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-02-2013, 01:16 PM
I have a rainbow tank and love it the parkinsons grow 6 inches, bosemani look nice I have iranian reds also
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