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    A couple of weeks ago I found a 27 gallon square tank that I wanted to buy and set up a Tiger Barb species tank.

    After further research, I have learned that the tank was too small. I looked around and found a tank that would be suitable for the fish and that would look good in my living room.

    I decided to buy another 36 gallon bow front identical to my community tank. My daughter and I went to Petsmart and made the purchase.

    We decided on black substrate and a jagged rock wall background. We then picked out dual Aquaclear 50 filters. Then we added a 200 watt heater.

    The goods


    My daughter getting ready to wash and add the gravel


    Getting everything clean


    Adding the gravel

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    Before the water


    Almost there

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    Good start. Are you going to keep one color of tiger barb or all different ones?

    Iron Bowl was a dud.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1
    Good start. Are you going to keep one color of tiger barb or all different ones?

    Iron Bowl was a dud.
    Yes it was.

    I'm going to go with all normal Tiger Barbs. I love the look of them and not so much with the green and albino.

    I still need to find out exactly how many I can keep in this tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tate8
    Yes it was.

    I'm going to go with all normal Tiger Barbs. I love the look of them and not so much with the green and albino.

    I still need to find out exactly how many I can keep in this tank.
    Use the program in my signature (aquadvisor) to determine max number of fish (by species) for a given tank and filter(s). The program will suggest water changes volume and number per week.

    By the way, like the rock background.

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    I use aqadvisor as a base but I wanted to ask the experts here what they thought. Aqadvisor says that I can have 16-20 in the tank but I want to make sure I'm not stuffing too many in there. I have enough filtration but I want to make sure they have enough swimming room as well.

    Thanks on the background. My daughter picked it out.

    I found a center piece that matches it perfectly. I'll get some pics up after my bacterial bloom clears up.

    I added a bag of biomax from my cycled 36 and it didn't take long for the cloudy bacterial bloom.

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    UPDATE:

    I added the centerpiece and some fake plants. I found a centerpiece that matches well with the background. The bubbler and airline on the left side are temporary, after the tank cycles it will be removed.


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    Do you have a tank already up and running? If so, you shouldn't need to cycle your tank. :) You can just move over some filter media and add fish immediately.
    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
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    I added 1 bag of biomax from my established 36 gallon. I have double biomax in each of the AC50s. The amount of bb from the 1 bag of biomax wont be enough for an initial stock of 16-20 Barbs so I am using it to "kickstart" the bb growth and doing a fishless cycle.

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    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    Quote Originally Posted by tate8
    I added 1 bag of biomax from my established 36 gallon. I have double biomax in each of the AC50s. The amount of bb from the 1 bag of biomax wont be enough for an initial stock of 16-20 Barbs so I am using it to "kickstart" the bb growth and doing a fishless cycle.
    Ah okay, gotcha! Good plan, then! :)
    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
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