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Help Setting up River tank!
Old 03-18-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
 
Help Setting up River tank!

I want to set up a river tank (but with no land, all the way full) in my fishroom, and I was going to do a 55g heavily planted with driftwood, sand for substrate, and some small pebbles, large rocks around the tank, and a nice current, but I'm not exactly sure how to go about this. If anyone has a river tank, and/or can give me some advice i would greatly appreciate it! Also, I need some ideas on plants that I can use for this tank, and finally, Stocking Ideas. I know that I want some half banded loaches, and aside from that I don't know yet.
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:12 PM   #2
 
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Not sure on the set up but as far as stocking....TWO groups of river type loaches
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:16 PM   #3
 
Powerheads = current.

That will help.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:02 PM   #4
 
Ok, thanks! As for stocking I think I like
~6 half banded loaches
~a bristlenose pleco
~ 7 lemon tetras
~5 tiger barbs

Is that overstocking a 55g?
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:21 PM   #5
 
I have never seen a river tank but it sounds cool. Are loaches hard to care for?
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:35 PM   #6
 
Not that hard, They are in between super hard and super easy. They are sooooo cute, tho!
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:27 PM   #7
 
Make it 10 Tiger Barbs. Trust me. You are still fine stocking-wise.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:22 AM   #8
 
Really? Thanks! I've never had a tank that large, so I wasn't really sure, and I don't want my fishies all cramed, but I would love 10 tiger barbs! Thanks again, Cody! :)
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:09 PM   #9
 
*does a little dance {NOT LIKE THAT} for cody*

lol, i felt like i needed to give a dance to somebody...

good luck vegan. I WANT PICS!
sorry i can't really help though, i don't know anything about river tanks, though they sound awesome
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:48 PM   #10
 
Ok, went and purchased a 55g tank with stand, filter, heater, air pumps, hood, lights for only $75!!! That makes things soooooo much better cuz now I have a lot of money left to work on the flow, and decor. I won't this to be a kinda realistic tank!
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