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Quaddity 02-27-2007 07:41 PM

New user and new 55 gal
 
I kept all kinds of fresh and marine aquariums up until about 5 years ago and couple moves. Finally got motivated recently set up a 55 gal freshwater. Wanted lots of plants but not lots of light so everything is plastic in it. Fish don't seem to care except for the Florida Flagfish that would really like to eat the plants. Filter is one of those new Rena Smartfilter 55 hang ons. Seems to be a really well designed filter. There's also a large volcano air pad buried under the gravel on the right. It puts out about a 5" ring of bubbles up through the tall root piece.

Occupants:
6 brilliant rasbora
6 tiger barbs (2 reg, 2 green, 2 albino)
2 Florida Flagfish
4 platies (2 female orange, 1 male blue, 1 female blue)
1 Neon Gold Barb

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nmedway 02-27-2007 07:49 PM

Just beautiful
 
You have a great tank congrats

Melissa 02-27-2007 08:15 PM

your tank looks good.

ClarkyJ 02-28-2007 09:51 AM

Stunning tank congrats :D

Amphitrite 02-28-2007 12:26 PM

That's a really well laid-out tank, very nice! :)

xingumike 02-28-2007 02:37 PM

very colourful :)

Quaddity 02-28-2007 03:12 PM

thanks all. I like how the tank came out, one of the best freshwater tanks I've done.

The "rock" in the middle is actually hollow and plastic so it really doesn't displace much water. The tiger barbs love it with several cave entrances on both sides of it they are constanly swimming in and out of it. The brilliant rasbora shoal costantly around the tank in front and behind all the plants. I think I'll add 4 more and make a school of 10 of them. Love the Flagfish, I haven't seen them before and had to have them. They act like cichlids but aren't any more aggresive then the barbs are. They spend most of their time hanging around the plants and rock looking for food to eat.

arney 03-13-2007 09:53 PM

cool tank love the colar in the plants.and the fish :D

Quaddity 03-14-2007 04:54 PM

Thanks! The tank is going good. Current list of fish:

2 Australian Rainbows (about 3")
9 Brilliant Rasboras
5 Tiger Barbs
2 Florida Flagfish
3 Platies
1 Neon Gold Barb

musho3210 03-14-2007 05:01 PM

Ok, heres the truth

i dont really like it, theres nothing wrong with it as in bad for the fish its just a matter of personal taste. Theres something about how the ornaments and the gravel and how they dont match, and how the light reflects off it pretty bad. But its all personal taste.


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