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My new to me 55 Gallon Tank...
Old 08-08-2010, 10:17 PM   #1
 
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My new to me 55 Gallon Tank...

Yesterday I called my wonderful big brother that got me started keeping fish 23 years ago and he asked me if I would like to buy his 55 gallon tank from him for $30.00 he is moveing into a much bigger place and is going to get a bigger one later on. So I of course said heck yes I want to buy it! I got the tank, the stand, two filters, lights, hood, rocks a big piece of drift wood, and some other decorations that I did not use all for just $30.00! I was so excited! I went home took apart 2 of my 20 gallon tanks and moved fish and plants as well as gravel from one of the tanks to the new one. I moved the gravel from one of my 20 gallons to the new one, as well as the sponges from the filters and a piece of driftwood so the new tank would have the bacteria. I am kind of nervous about moveing the plants I hope they do ok they had been in the other tanks for about a year and some of them had some really long roots. I tried to move them with out damageing any of the roots or leaves. So here is the picture and a short video I will upload more tomorrow of the fish so you guys can see them to. Right now it is home to 6 Neon Tetra, 4 Golden Barb, 2 Honey Sunset Gourami (male/female), 2 Peacock Gudgeon. I would like to add maybe 6-7 Corydoras, 2 more golden barbs, and maybe 8 Harliquin Rasbora. What do you guys think? I am also open to other fish suggestions you guys may have. So far everyone seems to be very happy in there new home the peacock gudgeons are much more active I think they may feel safer do to the increase in plants. So anyway here you go sorry its kind of long but I am really happy I finally got a tank like this.


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Old 08-08-2010, 10:58 PM   #2
 
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$30!!That's a good brother!
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:32 AM   #3
 
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Wow! Your bro gave you a great deal! Congrats on the new tank. I think the Harlequins will be a nice fit for that tank.
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:54 AM   #4
 
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thanks for sharing the pics =) and wow you have a wonderful brother.wonder what the 30 buck was for??? nvm it's not for me to ask any way coz i would have gave him 60 bucks for the tank hehehehehe
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:41 PM   #5
 
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I told him that I would give him the $30 that way my little sister would not get mad that he gave it to me instead of her. She thinks everyone should always give her everything.
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:08 PM   #6
 
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oh so thats what the 30 was for lol
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:22 PM   #7
 
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Here are a few pictures of my fish:
First my male and female Honey Gourami:


This is one of my 2 peacock gudgeons:

Some of my neon tetras there are 6 right now I plan on adding maybe 4 more:

And a few of my golden barbs there are 4 right now I plan on adding 2 more:

I hope you guys like them. I plan on adding 8-10 Harliquin Rasbora and maybe some Zebra Loaches but I need to do more research on them first if not them then maybe some corys or some type of bottom feeder.
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:18 AM   #8
 
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nice fishes it's great your adding a few more neons =)
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:33 PM   #9
 
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Thank you for the compliment. I really enjoy my fish and there tanks.
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