04-09-2012, 02:47 PM
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HI everyone, I'm new to this forum. I have a 55 gal freshwater tank, and am really into this hobby right now. Since I was a kid, I've had this dream to have a huge freshwater fish tank, with tons of live plants, and tons of small to medium fish dwelling in and around the plants, in schools, etc. and to have the tank mimic the wild conditions of the fish as well as possible.
Right now my favourite fish are my german blue rams (male and female). I am kind of crazy over raising these fish. My dream of the plants has not been realized yet, as only some of the plants I've tried have grown well. I also have too much algae in the tank, especially on the leaves of the plants. I have two bristle-nosed plecos in there, but so far, they have not controlled the algae. Also, I'd like a deeper tank, as I dont feel that a 55 gal is deep enough (front to back). Ideally, I'd like a tank that is 2 feet in depth, to allow the arrangement of plants to be easier, and more gradual from font to back. I like to leave around 6 inches in the front of the tank open for swimming. In a 55 gal tank (12 inches in depth), that only leaves 6 inches of depth for plants.
Good to be here ... looking forward to hearing from you all.