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post #1 of 9 Old 07-01-2010, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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55 Gal Stock Suggestions?

Ok so the GF got me a 55 gallon for my birthday. I had told her how i was thinking about getting an Oscar and how it would need 55 gallons minimum. I probably wont set it up for a while but I was wondering if you had any other stocking suggestions for me. Im not 100% about the Oscar and if someone else has a good idea I may go eith that instead.
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-02-2010, 02:34 AM
i read oscars are messy they poop a lot lol most predatory fish are. not very sure what you like but first planted or non planted tank? whats the filtration like? less messy fish and planted =normal filtration or no filtration.predators needs more water changes = more work

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-02-2010, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Well as of now I have a brand new Aqueon Quietflow 30 so I was thinking of getting another one of those and having both of them for it. As far as planting goes I wasnt sure if I was going to because I know Oscars will pull them out. Ive also been thinking about maybe a Senegal Bichir instead of the Oscar.

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post #4 of 9 Old 07-02-2010, 12:01 PM
sengal bichir is a nice fish.quite aggressive it seems.only to be kept with other larger species of fish

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-02-2010, 12:02 PM
sengals does well in a planted tank and it wont redecorate like oscars

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-02-2010, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Yea I was thinking that if I went with a senegal then I would also get a few Cichlids, not sure what type yet, and a Bristlenose Pleco.
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-02-2010, 02:30 PM
nice =) i like bristle nose pleco but they are expensive over here.
here are some chilids to choose from http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...us_gallery.php

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-03-2010, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the link
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-03-2010, 12:48 PM
your welcome =)

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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