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post #1 of 5 Old 04-01-2010, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Stocking a 55g

I'm planning on purchasing a 55g tank
and have no idea what to put in it
any suggestions welcome
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-02-2010, 01:36 AM
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I'm planning on purchasing a 55g tank
and have no idea what to put in it
any suggestions welcome
How fun! I'd like to have your "problem", lol. What type of fish do you like? I'd visit a few fish stores, see what catches your eye and come back for input. Do you want to do a theme tank (biotope), cichlid tank, community tank, etc. There are so many ways you can go. Rocks and caves, or plants and driftwood? Endless possibilties here.

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post #3 of 5 Old 04-02-2010, 01:37 AM
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I'm planning on purchasing a 55g tank
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any suggestions welcome
i say that you should put an oscar if you like big fish. if you like small fish guppies will be good. if yo like bettas you can put up to five i suggest the most in a 55 gallon. but make sure of course you reseach if you havent already HAVE DIVIDERS or they will kill each other...

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-02-2010, 07:14 PM
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Another important consideration--what are your water parameters (pH, hardness)? Working with what you have is much easier than going down the road of adjusting the water which is not that easy. Some fish are very specific, others less so, within reason.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-05-2010, 08:39 AM
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The options are endless and the trheads from everyone are right. The water parameters could dictate your tank, but the set up is only limited to you imagination.
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