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veganchick 03-18-2009 04:10 PM

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.

aunt kymmie 03-18-2009 04:12 PM

Not sure on the set up but as far as stocking....TWO groups of river type loaches :-D

Cody 03-18-2009 07:16 PM

Powerheads = current.

That will help.

veganchick 03-18-2009 09:02 PM

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?

Spoon 03-18-2009 10:21 PM

I have never seen a river tank but it sounds cool. Are loaches hard to care for?

veganchick 03-18-2009 10:35 PM

Not that hard, They are in between super hard and super easy. They are sooooo cute, tho!

Cody 03-18-2009 11:27 PM

Make it 10 Tiger Barbs. Trust me. You are still fine stocking-wise.

veganchick 03-19-2009 12:22 PM

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! :)

Livelifelaughlove 03-19-2009 07:09 PM

*does a little dance {NOT LIKE THAT} for cody*

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

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

veganchick 03-19-2009 10:48 PM

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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