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Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by dude412, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. dude412

    dude412 New Member

    after you hit a certain point in freshwater were your very good almost like to good and you decide due to lack of space that you will get maybe a 20 or 30 gallon fairly small tanks when compared to some then you go look at the fish and they kinda all the same and arent very intresting then you think what do i do quit or buy a 500 gallon tank and get some huge fish? or the other option is saltwater very good for small tanks as little as 5 (id go 10) nayways thats what i did but anyone ever felt this way?
  2. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I've gotten to the point where I'd rather have a few large tanks than a bunch of little ones. I've been doing some consolidation and I've been able to go from two 3 gallons, a 10, a 20, a 55, a 75, and a 400 pond (most tanks I've ever had) to a 20, 55, 75, and the pond. Maintenance is a whole lot quicker & easier now.

    I plan on moving in a few years and the only tanks I plan on bringing with me are the 75 and my 2 antique 5's (have something interesting in mind for them). I'd eventually like to get at least a 120 gallon to move my oscar & con into and also add a female con and a buch of silver dollars. That would free up the 75 for some fancy goldfish (the goofy little buggers have really grown on me :D). And probably the last tank I'll get will be at least 500 - 700 gallons and house a variety of large cichlids (there's so many I like and they all need so much room). I'll probably do another pond, but it's going to be really big (couple thousand gallons) and ponds don't require quite as much maintenance so they're not so bad.

    My parents have decided that the smallest tank they'll ever get will be no smaller than 120 gallons (maybe even 200 gallons). They're just a lot easier to maintain and you have a lot more options.

  3. dbltrubl98

    dbltrubl98 New Member

    Chelle what are you keeping in your 55?
  4. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    African ciclids. I think I currently have: 5 kenyi, 1 auratus, 1 ob red zebra, 1 red zebra/albino socolofi, 3 yellow labs, 2 ob peacocks, 1 ob peacock/kenyi, and 1 fuelleborni.

  5. cherylmason323

    cherylmason323 New Member

    ^_____^ Lolz Having fishies is an addiction!!!

    I'm very newbie with tanks! I used to have little fish bowls with goldfish and now my biggest tank is a 20 GAL! (I want a bigger one but my mom says no more!!!) However, I've been thinking of sneaking in a betta since they are easy to take care of, fit in small spaces, and well, fish don't exactly make noises like hiding a cat or dog! It's like ever since I bought the 20 GAL I've wanted a bigger tank with more unique fish! All I have are five common goldfish, one black moor, four Kuhli Loaches, and three Taquila Sunrise guppies who I really want to get six females for so they'll stop being so mean to but I only have a one gallon plastic tank for them and I don't want to overcrowd! It's totally an addiction!
  6. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    i am all so at that point

    i am also at that point i and down to 3 tanks and i have been studying saltwater for a while
  7. cherylmason323

    cherylmason323 New Member

    Re: saltwater sounds cool

    I've heard two different things about saltwater. One was that saltwater tanks are almost impossible to keep the pH balanced, and the other is that they are no more difficult to maintain then a freshwater? I can't say from experience, so I've been hesitant to get something other than freshwater. However, once I prove to my mom I can maintain the three tanks I have I might get a 10 Gal with the small breed of pirhana. Do you know how many I could fit in a 10 Gal without overcrowding? Also, I was surprised to be told that pirhana should be fed flakes rather then live food because of the chance of dangerous bacteria and disease! ^___^ I love learning about fishies! My sister just bought little frogs for a fish bowl bc she couldn't decide on a fish! She loves them dearly!
  8. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Re: saltwater sounds cool

    There are no species of piranhas that can fit in a 10 gallon tank. I think the smallest species gets around 7". And the most common ones (red bellied piranhas) get around 12" and need to be kept in groups which means a tank bigger than 100 gallons.

    Very true.

    What kind of frogs and how big is the bowl? There are only 2 species of fully aquatic frogs. African clawed frogs get around 4" - 5" and need at least 10 gallons each and African dwarf frogs get around 2" and need at least 2 gallons each. Both are also susceptible to poor water quality so I wouldn't recomend keeping them in anything that isn't filtered.

    I suggest you and your sister start doing research before buying fish/frogs/animals.


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