View Full Version : Flutterbye75's 55g

10-02-2008, 10:27 PM
Well, I thought I would post a pic of my new tank. It is currently in the progress of a very frustrating fishless cycle.

I haven't decided what to have in there. I am thinking South American Cichlids, what ones though, I have no clue yet!

mrs fishpatrick
10-02-2008, 10:29 PM
nice looking tank, good luck with the cycling

10-02-2008, 10:43 PM
That looks great!!!!

10-06-2008, 01:21 AM
Well, my 55g finally cycled. I did the necessary water change to bring down my nitrates to 10ppm.........here are the beauties that I picked up this afternoon.....

10-06-2008, 01:24 AM
They are great looking little guys!!! Good choice!

10-06-2008, 01:26 AM

10-07-2008, 03:08 PM
I decided to add 5 neon tetra to the tank. They made a nice addition. I was originally going to just keep the GBR's in the tank alone, but the tank looked so empty.

I am researching plants to see what ones I want in the tank. I would like quite a bit more plants in the tank, but I understand (now) that alot of them require the addition of CO2 and other things. So, onto my next challenge..........plants!:hmm3grin2orange:

10-10-2008, 02:29 PM
well, one of my tetras showed up in my tank dead. I also have one missing......looks like the GBR's dont like them much!

10-19-2008, 07:24 PM
So, after much deliberation with my husband and myself, I have decided that I will begin on a nice planted community tank.....I still will keep my beautiful Female GBR and begin to add others along the way....still deciding what to get though.

Sir Tristen
10-19-2008, 07:29 PM
I love corys. They are fun fish, they add movement to the bottom of the tank, and they work as clean up. I believe that they like similar water parameters to the GBRs (aren't both from South America?).

10-19-2008, 09:41 PM
I do plan on getting about 6+ of these fish. I love how cute they are. Going to the lfs today to do some shopping......what kind of tetras should I get?

doug z
11-11-2008, 01:01 AM
I would get cardinals or rummynoses..

Emperors are nice too, if you can find them..

Good schoolers..

11-12-2008, 12:29 AM
So, just an update as to what is in the tank...

5 honey gourami
4 julii corydora
2 punctatus corydora
1 keyhole cichlid

I also have a few plants:
5 bunches of 3 Undulate crypto
1 anubias barteri
2 bunches of 3 amazon sword
and some water lettuce

I would like to add a few more fish to the mix. I think I will go with the rummy nose tetras, and something else alike, maybe something doug z suggested. I would like to find one or two more keyholes to go in the tank though. I love these fish.