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12-27-2012, 06:41 PM #1
Stocking 65 gallon Roseline Shark tank!!
Hi everyone, I know this is a general question but, I enjoy seeing everyone's suggestions to give me ideas.
65 gallon 4' long tank
2 Bio wheel filters rated for 50 gallons each.
Tahitian sand (black)
Drift wood, and I am going to make this a planted tank in the near future. Also will be replacing fake decorations with more drift wood. ( I am tired of the fake stuff)
I currently have 6 Roselines, some shrimp and a electric blue crayfish. There is a Dwarf Gouramis but he may be moved to another tank depending on tank mates chosen for this tank.
Lets see some ideas, here is a current picture of my setup...(newb tank) Thanks everyone!!
12-27-2012, 06:54 PM #2
What are your water stats (pH and hardness)?
That tank will look excellent with real plants - they'll really stand out against the black sand.
Given you have roselines (lovely active fish, but be aware they get pretty big!) I'd recommend a few things for the bottom half of the tank. How about a large school of cories? You could keep a few rams in there with roselines, they're really popular on this forum (and I wish I had a spare tank for some!)
How fast is your current in the tank? Roselines like something to swim against.
Rainbowfish might work well if you plant the tank up heavily.
12-27-2012, 06:58 PM #3
0Originally Posted by Slowerthnyou9946 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in
12-27-2012, 07:01 PM #4
0Originally Posted by andreahp
I'm not keen on HOBs for tanks this size - have you considered using a couple of large cannister filters (e.g. Eheim Classics? Fluvals?)
12-27-2012, 07:04 PM #5
Right now I have the head with lower speed propeller on the power head as you can see to the right. I had the turbine style? with the big propeller but I got nervous as a few of the Roselines were curious and almost got sucked in ( they are still small.)
I do like the Cory's I used to have the Albino Cory cats and they were crazy flying all over the tank.
As for my pH level. When I tested it, it falls right between my test solutions for low pH and high Ph on my API kit. I would say it is in the 7.3-7.4 range.
12-27-2012, 07:07 PM #6
0Originally Posted by Slowerthnyou99
12-27-2012, 07:10 PM #7
0Originally Posted by andreahp
To andreahp and ~firefly~ 100% agree, I was given this tank as a gift and had a seeded filter already so I put a second for the time being. At the first of the year with tax returns I will be investing in a Rena, or Eheim!! So well before these fish start to grow.
12-27-2012, 07:12 PM #8
0Originally Posted by ~firefly~
12-27-2012, 07:15 PM #9
Cool. I'd be interested to see more photos when this tank progresses and you choose what to add to it.
Recommendation: if you go for Eheim - do make sure you get a pair of Eheim Classics (very simple design and doesn't break down). I was stupid and upgraded my classic to a Pro 3. I thought it was brilliant until the valve broke off inside and I had a horrible, stressful emergency.
Getting two filters will reduce the impact of one of them breaking down
12-27-2012, 07:17 PM #10