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    For the first time ever I am setting up a tank with no idea what I want to put in it. Believe it or not Im loving it.

    I have a 30gal that was given to me. I live in a tiny apt in the basement with my wife. We rent the upstairs to some other people. So it was hard enough to find room for my 55gal but there was no way I was getting rid of it. Well I recently made room right outside our apt door (which leads into the rest of the basement). So I have been spending the last couple weeks planning the decorations. I have spent the day slowly putting it together.

    Its really nice to just do it how you like and not rush yourself. I do know I want some kind of cichlid so I have been setting it up to suit most SA varietys. I think when I do get it the way I like it I will just put a couple 25 cent goldfish and let it cycle for a few months until I find that perfect fish.

    So to all beginners remember not to rush just take your time and set up the tank the way you like it.
    55gal: 1gold severum(jasper),1 Green Sev (Spot), 3 tiger barbs (left), bovarian ram.
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    Yes...I think we often rush into things too much, instead of just relaxing and enjoying the process...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rue
    Yes...I think we often rush into things too much, instead of just relaxing and enjoying the process...
    And I am one of the worst. Oh and I forgot to throw out there that I am open to suggestions on stocking. I would like a larger south american cichlid. Im not opposed to anything but dont feel bad if I dont choose what you suggest.
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    Noone has an opinion on stocking?
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    ...I'm not a cichlid fan...other than angels...but 2 angels would be nice...
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    Angels rarely get along in pairs unless you score a male and female.
    1 or 3 will work. Add some harlequins and maybe a school of cories.
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    ...always had pairs, never had problems...
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    A few Firemouths or a few convicts might work . i say might because i have no experience with them but see people on youtube with about 3 to four of them in a 30 or 30 something gallon tank they were only about 3-4 inches but i dont see why it wouldnt work....... Im just about to get a 29 gallon 3 angels will work ? i thought just 1 would be too much in a tank that size ????
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    Please do not stress the goldies using them for cycling.
    There is a STICKY "the fishless cycle" from Lady Hobbs. Please stick to this one.

    25 cent goldfish sounds like feeders to me...poor lill guys... if I could I'd buy them when the tank is cycled and save their lives...
    Goldies are soooo cute. I love goldies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanna
    Please do not stress the goldies using them for cycling.
    There is a STICKY "the fishless cycle" from Lady Hobbs. Please stick to this one.

    25 cent goldfish sounds like feeders to me...poor lill guys... if I could I'd buy them when the tank is cycled and save their lives...
    Goldies are soooo cute. I love goldies.
    Just cause I cycle them doesnt mean I will kill them. I can always take them somewhere.

    Also, I guess Im not stuck on on a cichlid but I like bigger fish/prettier fish.
    55gal: 1gold severum(jasper),1 Green Sev (Spot), 3 tiger barbs (left), bovarian ram.
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