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post #1 of 13 Old 06-21-2013, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Which setup do you think would be better in a 60 gallon: 5 angelfish with 6 bleeding heart tetras and 4 cory catfish or 5 angelfish, and 4 bolivian rams? also, would I be able to put a african leaf fish in one of those set ups?
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post #2 of 13 Old 06-21-2013, 12:32 PM
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The first would be fine, though with more of the tetra, at least 8-9, and more corys, 7+.

The second could work, but with a bonded pair of the Bolivians [I recall mentioning this elsewhere, unless I'm losing it completely].

Of the two, I would do the first, since this will provide more interest and colour (the BH are a lovely maroon colour, I have a group in my 115g).
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post #3 of 13 Old 06-21-2013, 01:35 PM
first one! find some awesome angels. like marbled or koi theres tons of awesome angelfish and they are so wonderful
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-21-2013, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Would it be fine to run two 55 gallon filters? Will the current be too rough for angelfish ? Or would it be better to have one 100 gallon filter going

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post #5 of 13 Old 06-21-2013, 01:52 PM
i run a 100 gal canister on my 55. works good. the current can be adjusted using a spray bar or aiming the noozle against the wall. my angles do fine in there.
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post #6 of 13 Old 06-21-2013, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Good because I have a cascade 1000 canister filter and i will do that. Thanks!
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-21-2013, 03:00 PM
how do you like that filter? i was looking at them for a while before i got my fluval 406 on sale for 119.99.
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post #8 of 13 Old 06-21-2013, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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I havent finished setting up my tank with the filter and everything but when it is done I will let you know!
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post #9 of 13 Old 06-21-2013, 03:40 PM
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All this angelfish talk of late prompted me to go searching for some photos of habitat and biotopes, and in doing so I came across an incredibly lovely video of a habitat aquascape for angelfish (and corys). Have a look, I think it may help to explain what we have been going on about with groups. Here's the link, I started a thread so others could enjoy it too. And learn, because it is very instructive.
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All this angelfish talk of late prompted me to go searching for some photos of habitat and biotopes, and in doing so I came across an incredibly lovely video of a habitat aquascape for angelfish (and corys). Have a look, I think it may help to explain what we have been going on about with groups. Here's the link, I started a thread so others could enjoy it too. And learn, because it is very instructive.
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Very nice angelfish setup.... my wife said no, so I won't be doing one.

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