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    Quote Originally Posted by imma24 View Post
    +1 with the above - the tank is going to be approx 383lbs full of water plus anything else you put in it - please see this thread:
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5645 - it has a link showing tank weights
    Thanks.
    I've just stood on it and it didn't do anything weird (I weigh around 230 lbs)

    That's still 100 lbs difference so would it help if I drilled pieces of 2 x 4 in the corners ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    I think you need to eliminate the Barbs from your stocking list and go with 10-12 rummys and 8 Penguins as these are schooling fish and will feel safer in larger numbers. Then you could add Cory Cats to occupy the lower portion of your tank.
    I understand and I agree.
    I'd rather have a different species than to risk the health of the fish.

    It would be handy to have a bottom dwelling catfish but I don't want anything to big.
    I've started looking for a few and saw 3 that I liked.
    - Striped eel catfish
    - Zebra pleco catfish
    - Bumblebee catfish

    Would 2 or 3 of any of these species be recommended ?
    (Or a siamese algae eater which I just saw on youtube)
    Last edited by Albert Jr.; 06-26-2013 at 05:45 PM.

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    Never mind the striped eel.
    They'll get too big.
    Last edited by Albert Jr.; 06-26-2013 at 06:11 PM.

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    As a beginning fish keeper, I think you would be much better off with a shoal of Corydoras. Here are examples for illustrative purposes only.

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/a...cfm?c=830+1161

    Bushy Nose Pleco

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...39&pcatid=1039

    The bumblebee catfish will grow to be too large for your tank as well.
    Last edited by Taurus; 06-26-2013 at 06:15 PM.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    As a beginning fish keeper, I think you would be much better off with a shoal of Corydoras. Here are examples for illustrative purposes only.

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/a...cfm?c=830+1161

    Bushy Nose Pleco

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...39&pcatid=1039

    The bumblebee catfish will grow to be too large for your tank as well.
    Alright, thanks.

    I'm really liking the False Julii Cory cat and the Peppered Cory cat.
    Are these also good choices ?

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    Either one would work in a shoal of 6-8 in your tank. Not both, pick either type and get 6-8.

    Excellent choices though.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    Either one would work in a shoal of 6-8 in your tank. Not both, pick either type and get 6-8.

    Excellent choices though.
    Alright, thanks for the help.
    I'll better start building the tank and reinforcing the desk.

    Thanks again for the help guys and you'll hear from me soon.

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