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  1. Fish
    Hello, I recently began to revamp my 55 gallon planted tank that has been neglected due to a year-long absence. Tank dimensions are 48"x12"x22". Currently I have 6 MacCollouch's rainbows (Melanotaenia maccullochi) and 1 turquoise rainbow (Melanotaenia lacustris), as well as 6 bronze cories and 2...
  2. DIY
    Hey all, this is my first time posting after reading this forum for years. I'm finally getting around to setting up my 55 gal display tank for the living room and am planning to go all out on it. I intend to keep it low-tech (in the sense of no co2) but fairly involved on the diy side. I've been...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    hi! im new to the forum but have been using the advice on here to build a rough stocking list that i want to hear feedback on as im a novice :) i will be getting my hands on a 55g soon (dont know dimensions, i think its 4’ long) and this is my stocking list as of now: 4 pearl gourami 1M 3F 1...
  4. Tank Journals
    So. I introduced myself in late Feb. & my tank is finally set up, and cycled, ready to add fish. here's how she looks. This is a basic set up, just to introduce the hobby to my daughter. The base is over 25 years old and so is one of the two magnum 350 canister filters hooked to an undergravel...
  5. Tank Journals
    Current Photo (3/14/20) Introduction: Hello and welcome everyone. I'm very excited to be starting my aquarium. I've started this journal as a resource to view my tanks progression over time. Background: I'm almost brand new to the fish keeping hobby. This is my first tank and it's been up...
  6. Tank Journals
    After 1 year of research and bribing my wife, it is finally time. I got my new tank. My experience is mostly theoretical but I do have a nice looking planted 6 gallon low tech nano tank. To make this work, I will need YOUR help! Certainty of death, small chance of success, right? Here it is, my...
  7. Fish
    Hey Guys, So I'm acquiring a 55 gallon, and have kept fish in the past. I just wanted your opinions on what I should keep in the 55. Granted it will be stocked slowly with the tank cycling I am definitely staying away from fish that will get large, and am leaning toward a small community fish...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I was given a used 55 stand which i plan to use for my 30 long tank (Same footprint) but it looks like its a lip only stand where the tank just sits on the raised lip rather than a flat surface. I've never dealt with this type of stand before and was curious if others have had one before and if...
  9. Low Tech Forum
    Hey all, I've got a bunch of planted low tech nano tanks, but I'm looking for some info on what would be the best options for a low-tech planted tank in the 55 gallon size. I'd really prefer to be as cost-effective as possible so I'm not really looking to spend an arm and a leg. I was doing...
  10. Low Tech Forum
    Hello everyone, I'm still somewhat new to all this and this forum. I started a brand new 55 gallon tank almost 3 weeks ago (Setup on 1/16/2017) using the Walstad method (No Co2, No Ferts, Nothing). Here is what I did and what plants, fish I have in it - Also please see attached pics links...
  11. For Sale/Trade
    Local pick up only; Miami metro zoo area. I am moving to an apartment and I will not be able to keep my larger fish tanks anymore. The 30 gallon is on sale for $50 and includes tank, metal stand, small filter, and hood w/ light. The 55 gallon is on sale for $120 and includes tank, wooden stand...
  12. Tank Journals
    Hello! This is my first aquarium. I've done more research than I'd care to admit but now it's time to put that into practice! Tank/Stand - 55 gallon Aqueon - 48" Oak Lights - Finnex Planted+ 24/7 (48") Heater - Eheim 200-watt Jager Filtration - SunSun Hw304B (525GPH) - Outflow & Inflow Lily...
  13. Tank Journals
    Equipment: Tank: Visio 55 Gallon, 48.5" L x 15.5" W x 17.5" H Light: Finnex Planted+ 24/7, 24/7 mode CO2: DIY Regulator, Rex Grigg Reactor, 20# CO2 Cylinder. Runs from 9am to 6pm. Filtration: Cheap HOB Overflow box, DIY 29 Gallon Wet Dry Sump w/ Pot Scrubbies as Bio Media. Sump usually has...
  14. For Sale/Trade
    Selling my 55 gallon Hex tank setup, includes stand and canopy, no lights, fluvall 300 series canister filter, inline UV sterilizer, Inline Heater, 10lb CO2 tank and regulator. $300 obo. Pick up only in Allentown, PA. Will consider shipping CO2 tank and reg $100 plus shipping. Thanks for...
  15. The Lounge & Introductions
    I am new to this site, but have kept tanks for most of my life. As a kid I had neons, frogs, and guppies as most kids do in a 5 gallon octigonal plastic tank. I now have a 55 Gallon and a 125H Gallon. I have had the 55 for about 18 years and it has seen many a fish/location. I am military and...
  16. For Sale/Trade
    I will be moving and need my 55 gal tank and other tanks gone. I have the following stuff for sale: - 55 gallon Marineland Tank with iron stand in perfect condition. No scratches. - 10 gal tank - 2.5 gal tank with glass lid - Fish bowl - 48" Odyessa T5HO light with one year old Geismann bulbs +...
  17. California
    Hey PT! Im selling my tank, stand and light due to an upgrade. Tank is a 55 Gallon with brand new stand. Lights are Coralife T5 HO with a couple bulbs in it now. Im selling everything together for 300 or 150 for each individually. Must pickup. Let me know if you have any questions! Have a great day.
  18. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I am still relatively new to doing a planted tank and about 6 months ago switched from a 20g planted tank to a 55g tank. At first my plants seemed fine but now they are starting to melt away or become stunted. I have checked my water parameters and I am not concerned that I don't have enough...
  19. Fish
    How many rams can I have in my 55. I know the temp is a little low. Tankmates: 10 bloodfin 5 Head and Tail Light (need one more) 7 Lemon Tetras 1 Gold tetra (LFS thougt it was a lemon tetra, same thing happened with the first 4 head and tail lights) 2 gold rams 1 Dwarf Rainbow (I think this is...
  20. Low Tech Forum
    I ordered a 24" Finnex Stingray for my new 20 gallon high tank and I have been seeing decent results from the swords and Corkscrew Val I put in there. However, the substrate is around three inches deep at the lowest point and about six at the highest which puts the light at about 16" from the...
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