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    Hi all, have got a 30 gallon tank that I can't sell, used to have turtles but got to big for tank so unfortunately had to go, the tank currently has a rock effect wall on the back and a ramp which I want to ideally remove, any ideas on how to with doin as little damage as possible ? If I scratch it a little on the back wont be the end of the world cos will probably be putting a background on anyway. So that's the tank issue, have got heater, and filter already and it's a pond filter so easily big enough to keep the tank clean.


    Now for the fish, have been looking and i know some might be rare and expensive but that doesnt matter right now and have done calculations from what people recommend on what I can put in but I always thought the fish would only grow to its surroundings ?

    Anyway here's what I have come up with

    1 tiger Pleco/zebra Pleco
    3 tiger barbs
    3 electric green globarb
    2 shrimp
    2 panda cory
    1 angelicus botia loach

    75 degrees
    Ph 6.5

    Most are peaceful, tiger barbs are semi aggressive, would they be ok ?

    What are people thought on both the tank and the fish ?

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    6.5 is a nice value.

    You're not taking social needs into account at all so bad idea.

    Tiger pleco is l066? NOT a beginner's fish and likes it a bit warmer.

    All the other fish need bigger groups than this.

    You could do a nice tank around tiger barbs and botia kubotia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisfish View Post
    Now for the fish, have been looking and i know some might be rare and expensive but that doesnt matter right now and have done calculations from what people recommend on what I can put in but I always thought the fish would only grow to its surroundings ?

    Nope, nope, nope LOL - the goal when choosing fish for a tank you already have is to find fish that will be appropriate for it fully grown. A fish that should normally grow to a foot long (like a goldfish), won't grow that large in a foot long tank because it will be stunted - your goal is to make sure your fish are able to grow to a normal size. A 30gal tank will work best with fish that get no larger than 1 1/2 - 2"

    Anyway here's what I have come up with

    1 tiger Pleco/zebra Pleco
    3 tiger barbs
    3 electric green globarb - most forum members recommend a barb only tank (with the exception of cherry barbs because they are quieter) - if that's what you want - due to their aggression to other fish
    2 shrimp
    2 panda cory - you could put 6 of them in there (they are a schooling fish -feel more comfortable & act more naturally in larger #'s
    1 angelicus botia loach

    75 degrees
    Ph 6.5

    Most are peaceful, tiger barbs are semi aggressive, would they be ok ?

    What are people thought on both the tank and the fish ?
    See my responses above
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

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