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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Jared's 40 Gallon Breeder

Hey all! as some of you know, i am a nano man keeping tanks under 20 gallons.. Until now. i will be getting a 40 gallon breeder tank and am concerned on what i should get for it? (of course the tank will be planted)

My plans for the tank was the following

Lighting: 48" T5 Quad High Output Light Fixture 6500K
Substrate: Black Flourite
Filter: Fluval 306? (maybe)
Co2: probably in the future
Heating: 100W? (was never good with heaters)
Stocking: 2 angels, 13-19 tetras (don't know what species yet) and 8 otto cats.

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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 01:20 AM
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A 40b is only 36" long.
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A 40b is only 36" long.
yeah.. kinda realized that AFTER i posted lol oopsie!
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Your a "nano man but keep NOTHING under 20 gallons"?? I always thought nano was small
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Your a "nano man but keep NOTHING under 20 gallons"?? I always thought nano was small
Some people consider 20 and under nano size for some reason..
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Right, but he said he keeps nothing *under* 20 meaning 20 or larger lol. I'm just poking fun.
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The filter is going to be the Odyssea CFS 500
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Ok so, i come to the Stocking Gods of TPT, what would YOU put in a 40 gallon? ( i want discus or angels! D: )
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A 40 is too small for discus so I'd say angels (not sure how many...try for a pair I say)
as far as tetras go...not my image but I used to keep these and I miss them a lot
http://www.aquariumfish.net/images_0...18a1_w0480.jpg

only reason I don't have them now is that I'd rather not just keep 5 of them in a 10 and at the price I find them for, its a lot of $ to get the 10 or so I'd want in a 75

My 75 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/n7zp47m
My 10 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/qyf7s5o
My 5.5 gallon nano College Dorm Tank:http://tinyurl.com/p54uupj
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Those are cool, i was thinking of 2 angels with 21 rummy nose tetras and 6 otto catfish? opinions?
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Sounds good to me

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So im thinking of changing the substrate plan from black flourite to black diamond sand? Any suggestions?
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With Christmas right around the corner I just wanted to say I'm so excited for this tank and Merry Christmas!


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So im thinking of changing the substrate plan from black flourite to black diamond sand? Any suggestions?

I've never done either really, but I tend to like doing dirt if I do sand. You can probably do straight sand but I'd put in root tabs if you were going that route.

My 75 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/n7zp47m
My 10 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/qyf7s5o
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IMO, the 40b is too shallow for a pair of Angelfish.
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