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    + 1 to MCHRKiller as long as you slow acclimate your fish they will be alright, I go the extra distance with her other suggestions but I've been around awile and it comes second nature.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget

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    Thanks guys, great advice as always.

    Had some financial delays this week, so won't be setting up the tank just yet as I swore I wouldn't start until that was sorted (why does it take so long to get your bond back anyway?). But I'm going to head off to the lfs today anyway and see what's available and what appeals (just looking I promise).
    50gal - planned community tank - cycling
    40gal - species tank - 18 tiger barbs

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    I'm glad your paitent, nothing wrong with that, me on the other hand; I gotta have it now, LOL!!
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget

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    Thanks for everyone's great advice. I've had a look around at what's available locally and done some more research and I think I've narrowed the options down a little. Although I like the idea of rainbows they don't seem to be very common here (go figure), are rather expensive, and most of the species I liked are a little too big for a 3' tank.

    So I think I'm going to go with a Central American biotope. I was thinking either a single fish or a pair of one of the following:

    Cryptoheros nanoluteus
    Cryptoheros sajica
    Cryptoheros sp. 'honduran red point'
    Archocentrus multispinosus
    Thorichthys meeki
    Thorichthys ellioti

    With platies (thinking maybe a blue variety?) and possibly a smaller pleco.

    What do you guys think? Any problems with any of these cichlids in this kind of setup? And would I be able to do a pair of any of these cichlids or would they get too aggressive for the platies in this size tank if they bred?
    50gal - planned community tank - cycling
    40gal - species tank - 18 tiger barbs

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    Any thoughts???
    50gal - planned community tank - cycling
    40gal - species tank - 18 tiger barbs

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    If this were my choice, I would go with any of the top three, depending on what you find locally.

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    For whatever it's worth, I agree with those who said that captive bred fish are capable of adapting to a fairly wide range of water conditions.

    -S

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