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  1. #1

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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

  2. #2

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    Almost there

  3. #3

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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.
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  4. #4

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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.
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

    For Fishless cycling:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640

  6. #6

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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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    Good on you for going with the original form. The dark green and black one are not bad.
    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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  8. #8

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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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  10. #10

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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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