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Old 01-16-2010, 08:39 AM   #1
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Further fish info?

Is there somewhere I can find out what kind of current and any other kind of setup info certain kinds of fish like? So i can figure out how to set things up and what kind of filter to get and that stuff.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:58 AM   #2
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what i did when i first started keeping tropical fish was....i looked up there natural environment for example gouramis come from small areas with little or no current so i took that in mind when setting up my tank......this way you know witch fish can live hapily with other in the current your filter will be kicking out...:):):)

oh and i then went and bought a filter that you can ajust the current on it to make it faster or slower :):):)
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:31 PM   #3
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I am very happy to see both of you thinking along these lines. So many set up a tank with monster filters and stuff and then try fitting in fish that are completely non-compatible with the environment or each other, and wonder why they are always getting sick and sometimes die. I applaud you.

The filter in any aquarium should always be designed for the fish that will inhabit the aquarium. This means its scale/size (suited to the tank size plus the fish), how it works, degree of water current it generates, and how it filters (media). Having live plants (always a bonus for water quality) also has a bearing on filtration and current.

There are many of us on this forum who have experience with various fish; if you (Grimmjow) give us an indication of the fish you intend to keep in the aquarium, and the size of tank, we will be able to offer suggestions on filters.

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Old 01-16-2010, 03:02 PM   #4
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Well if your looking for cichlid info go to Cichlid-Forum Library -- cichlid articles, profiles, maps, projects, and videos. They have plenty of articles especially on african cichlids. The Cichlid Room Companion - Articles has good info on cichlids too. For other fish I like to go too Tropical Fish Profiles, covering the care and upkeep of many aquarium tropical freshwater fish, AC Tropical Fish & Aquarium, and aquahobby.com.

I agree with Byron. It's so nice to see people that want to provide an enviornment for the fish and not with the fish. IMO a fish tank should stimulate the natural enviornment of the fish being kept and we as responsible fish keepers should provide that.
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