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trit0n2003 02-25-2011 04:50 PM

My 75g Planted tank
This is my thread for my tank diary if you want to see more information! But I thought id post the video in this thread as well :D
Hope you all enjoy :D

Sweeda88 02-25-2011 04:59 PM

It's beautiful! What stock are in it? I'm just curious. I'm a details kinda girl. lol

trit0n2003 02-25-2011 05:02 PM

Thank You :)

The YouTube video description has a run down of what's in the tank
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Sweeda88 02-25-2011 05:04 PM

Okay! I'll go look at that.

trit0n2003 02-25-2011 07:08 PM

I am still working on the tank until I have it perfect then I'll start focusing on the livestock I want. Also shrimp and what not. But those will come in time :D. I'd love a breeding pair of red turquoise discus and a school of cardinal tetras , or some German blue rams.
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Sweeda88 02-25-2011 07:12 PM

Some Discus would look gorgeous in there, and add a nice splash of color.

trit0n2003 03-16-2011 11:59 AM

So I decided to attempt keeping angels and discus together. I kept seeing mixed reviews, but I'm gonna go for it.

I also recently took out all my smaller fish to make room for my discus I'm getting next month.

The tank will be stocked with:
5 gold Angelfish
5-6 blue turquoise discus
4 German blue rams
6 corydoras (3 bronze 3 julii)
3 otocinlus
1 clown pleco

I already have the GBRs in the QT tank and looking healthy and great so they will be added soon :)

Also since I had to get out all the other fish I decided to make it easier and remove all the plants and drift wood to catch them easily, then I did a re-scape of my plants. Not to sure if I like it though so illl be tweaking it until the discus come in.


prpltrck 03-24-2011 01:48 PM

Hey man, I'm a total tank noob but love your setup. I recently purchased a 55g for my 3 year old son and was originially going to be a Christmas present but after I started reading more and more into the hobby it is now going to be a birthday present this April. I spent time buying up everything and reading up as much as I can and now I am looking for what fish I want to put in.

Here is what I am trying to do, I have a 3 year old that loves fish tanks and would love fish with either great size or great color (typical little boy). I am a beginner but jumping in with both feet so it'll be fresh water but sizable (no beta tanks in my house!). I have been thinking cichlids but not too sure what kind, but I REALLY love Angel Fish.


trit0n2003 03-24-2011 10:25 PM

Awesome you will love this hobbie! congrats on the 55 gallon tank! i started with a 10 gallon and quickly kept jumping up in size, so you did well at starting with the bigger one cause you would have been buying it in time anyways lol

My suggestions is to map out your plans first and start doing research on anything you can think of.

Fish compatibility, adult sizes of the fish you want, how many fish your tank can hold , proper water change methods, proper food, proper feeding, chemicals, equipment, introducing new fish, quaratine, how filters work(ie bacterial, chemical, mehanical), etc etc.

But other than that, angelfish are not very difficult to keep. What I suggest is if you will go with Angel, build your tank around their needs ( what fish get along with them, how many your tank can hold at adult size, etc). Pretty much google how to keep angelfish or something and read as much as possible.

You can make something like mine with real plants and driftwood, but you'll need certain lighting systems, plant substrate, etc. That's a whole other research endeavor for you lol

Just make sure your 3 year old doesn't try to do anything in the tank (pouring new water in that isnt treated for chlorine and chloramine, over feeding, or putting dirty hands in the tank with anything on them that could kill the fish), and just looks, this is going to be your responsibility to keep the lives of the fish safe since he is so young. But if you want you will be able to create something like mine but to your own taste and your child will be in awe watching the fish in their underwater oasis.

prpltrck 04-18-2011 02:59 PM

So I set up my 55g two weeks ago and after cycling it for a few days I put in five Red Fin Tetras first for about a week to help the cycling process. After the first week I got 5 Black Mollies and 6 GloFish to go along with everything. So far so good, I've only had to return one of the black mollies because it was being bullied by some of the other fish and was in pretty rough shape after just 24 hours.

So far my son has been helping me feed the fish from time to time and has been lightly scolded for knocking on the glass. I try to explian to him that that scares the fish and it itsn't nice. I am trying to teach him responsibility and respect with the tank but also let him have fun with it all too. He had to get a time out this morning because he knocked on the glass and wouldn't "apologize" to the fish. Mostly I want him to get to the point where he respects them enough so I don't have to worry about him trying to pull the tank over or anything like that. He'll be 3 this thursday and as with all little boys he's a climber!

Thanks for the advice, I'll post some pix when I get the chance.

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