12-15-2012, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by pinkykiss
Nice to be on this forum, it appears to be a very informative one. I`m a mom of 4 boys and although we have had many tanks over the years we usually have stuck with tetras, neons, flying fox, and bettas. One of my children has special needs (intellectual delays) but has been running his own tank (20G) as well as maintaining his brothers tanks (10G x3).
We were just given a 55G tank for my son, as the fish have such a calming effect on him, especially at night. This site was mentioned by a friend of mine, and I know my son will join as well.
Thank you for welcoming us to this community, and appreciate all the help we can get in doing this right!
55g is a great size tank. If it's the usual 48" tank you will be able to house some really nice fish for your son. 4 foot tanks are suitable for a variety of great schooling fish or a smaller number of slightly larger fish. I look forward to seeing the tank as it progresses, as well as your current tanks!
Enjoy your new tank! Setting up and stocking is half the fun.