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post #1 of 3 Old 06-07-2018, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
Question Considering a 55 Gallon Tank.....

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My fiance and i are considering getting a 55 gallon tank for our tropical fish. My concern is how hard will it be to keep up on, and how much water do i change out on the weekly basis?. We have just recently purchased a 10 gallon and have many different types of tropical fish in there now that seem to be getting along. A few have bit the dust in the last week but the tank has stayed clear and the other fish don't seem to be to bothered as we have also replaced those fish that died. Now that we have gotten them all settled in we are now considering moving to the 55 gallon. And like i mentioned i am just concerned on how much harder will it be to maintain etc. Thanks in advance for your time and information!....

~Mirissa
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Water changes will depend on the stock that you keep and your nitrates. Normally its somewhere between 20 - 40% weekly to keep your tank in tip top shape.

Maintainence is virtually the same, except if you gravel vac instead of being a 5 min job its more like 30 to 1 hour... But overall, nothing drastic, a larger tank is also a lot more forgiving as well, which is a bonus.

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Hello,

My fiance and i are considering getting a 55 gallon tank for our tropical fish. My concern is how hard will it be to keep up on, and how much water do i change out on the weekly basis?. We have just recently purchased a 10 gallon and have many different types of tropical fish in there now that seem to be getting along. A few have bit the dust in the last week but the tank has stayed clear and the other fish don't seem to be to bothered as we have also replaced those fish that died. Now that we have gotten them all settled in we are now considering moving to the 55 gallon. And like i mentioned i am just concerned on how much harder will it be to maintain etc. Thanks in advance for your time and information!....

~Mirissa
I have a 55g planted using these methods: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/


Sure you have to add more substrate, water, fish and so on. But upkeep is basically feeding the fish and replace evaporative water.


my .02

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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