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Thread: Tiger Barb Species Tank Journal
11-26-2012, 11:41 PM #1
Tiger Barb Species Tank Journal
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.
My daughter getting ready to wash and add the gravel
Getting everything clean
Adding the gravel
11-26-2012, 11:42 PM #2
Before the water
11-26-2012, 11:48 PM #3
Good start. Are you going to keep one color of tiger barb or all different ones?
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11-27-2012, 12:05 AM #4
0Originally Posted by steeler1
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.
11-27-2012, 12:08 AM #5
0Originally Posted by tate8
By the way, like the rock background.
11-27-2012, 12:16 AM #6
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.
11-28-2012, 04:21 PM #7
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.
11-28-2012, 04:33 PM #8
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.
11-28-2012, 06:07 PM #9
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.
11-28-2012, 07:29 PM #10