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  1. #1

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    Hi all,

    I haven't posted on the forums in quite some time. I've been away in the military, but now I've got my own (1 bedroom) apartment and I think it's about time to set up a tank. I had toyed with the idea of a 75-120g peacock or similar African cichlid tank, but I think I wanna try something different. Maybe saltwater, maybe tropical, but I want to build something I can be proud of. If I went tropical, I'd probably lean towards a single species of schooling fishing and an L-number pleco of some sort. As far as size goes, itll depend on what route i take. Saltwater id probably max out around 30g, and freshwater i would wanna stay around 30- 55g. My job is somewhat demanding at times, but i have the luxury of being able to go home most nights, so i believe i would be able to provide for a somewhat "advanced" or difficult setup. Feel free to share pictures of your small(er) tanks, I'm still undecided and need some suggestions!

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    Welcome back! I see that you have experience in the fish hobby so I would say go with what speaks to your heart, especially if it will be your only tank.

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    Welcome back, and I agree with the above...what do you like?
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    Good advice, itll be a challenge to have only one lol.

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    My favorite tank that I didn't get to do much with was my Shelly tank. Shell dwellers are gorgeous.

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    Well, there's your answer...we don't currently have any members doing shellys that I've read about, it would be fun to see you build one.

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    I'll give it some thought, and I'll be sure to come back with what I decide.

    Thank you.

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    I will add, I love the size and footprint of those 40g breeders!

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    Love mine, the footprint fits the location I wanted it in my small house perfectly
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    I love tanks like this. However, I have zero experience with heavily planted tanks so it would present some interesting challenges and be quite a learning experience..





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