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    Getting back into the hobby after a 45 year hiatus. After all that time, everything has changed so much, so I'll be looking over a lot of the older posts before I start asking the same questions over again. Putting together a 54 gal community tank.

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    Hi and welcome to AC. We are happy to have you here!
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    Welcome to the forum.
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    Nice to have you at the AC! By all means, do your research, you are right, so much has changed I'm sure, but we are here to hopefully answer your questions specific to your application. Will this be a freshwater tank? Do you already have the tank? Any types of fish in mind?

    I find the easiest by far is to stock according to for water parameters so that altering the chemistry is minimal to nil.

    Do you know your water's hardness? A test kit goes a long way to learning about fishkeeping today. These are the most popular, a bit pricey, but priceless for the health of your fish and learning about the nitrogen cycle if you haven't already.

    API test kit
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07HK...fDL&ref=plSrch

    Nitrogen cycle sticky
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=120676
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    Welcome to the forum ;-)
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    Welcome to the AC! and back into the hobby as well

    I'm looking forward to watching your build.
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    Welcome to the AC...
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    Nice to have you at the AC! By all means, do your research, you are right, so much has changed I'm sure, but we are here to hopefully answer your questions specific to your application. Will this be a freshwater tank? Do you already have the tank? Any types of fish in mind?

    I find the easiest by far is to stock according to for water parameters so that altering the chemistry is minimal to nil.

    Do you know your water's hardness? A test kit goes a long way to learning about fishkeeping today. These are the most popular, a bit pricey, but priceless for the health of your fish and learning about the nitrogen cycle if you haven't already.

    API test kit
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07HK...fDL&ref=plSrch

    Nitrogen cycle sticky
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=120676
    I have a 54 gal corner tank with Penn Plax Cascade 1000 filter rated at 265gph & Eheim Jager 150w Heater.

    For fish, I was thinking of: 6 x Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi), 5 x Cherry Barb (Puntius titteya), 3 x Molly (Poecilia sphenops), 4 x Emerald Green Cory (Brochis splendens), 10 x Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda), 6 x Zebra Danio (Danio rerio) & 4 x Golden Oto (Otocinclus affinis). I think they will all get along, and won't grow too big for the tank. I hope to get some live plants today.
    I just filled it up yesterday with treated tap water and added API Quick Start Water Conditioner. I mounted a couple of Power Strip Surge Protectors in the cabinet for the electronics. I checked the water with my API Freshwater Master Test KIT and Ammonia, Nitrite & Nitrate read 0, PH reads 7.6. I don't know the hardness yet, call I need to make today. Can't wait to have some fish swimming.

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    How are you planning to cycle the tank?

    With one that size, you could start out with many more fish, the tetras and barbs do better in larger groups anyway, as do the danios

    It would be a good idea to start a thread in the Journals section, the intro section may not get as many views
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

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    Welcome, glad you are back to the hobby. Also looking forward to see what you decide to do with your build.
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