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Thread: My 55g!!!

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    Congrats on your new 55! I to am a fan of "double decker" tank set ups... I've even taken it a step further by putting in an overflow up top to exchange the circulation between the 2 tanks for more stable conditions, running off 1 canister filter (eheim 2217) as the return to the top. It worked very well... The top was a 29g grow out tank for baby kribs and down below was a 20g long divided w/ a pair of regular kribensis on 1 side and a pair of albinos on the other.
    Now getting back to you, if you put a tank on the bottom, make sure you consider clearance for a light and room for maintenance... A 29g under there would be way to tight, imo. A good fit to maximize available space would be a 33 long or a 40 long leaving 6-10 inches of overhead for stuff. Good luck w/ it no matter how you choose to use it! Have fun w/ it!

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    You deserve a gift ! :) - MeganL3985 For doing research!  BTW...college ;) - Rue Put him with Bruce.... - jbeining75 Its good to have company - smaug Thought this might help while your're sick. Hope you feel better soon. - ILuvMyGoldBarb 
    For the cards - William An Apple For Teaching Grad!  Congrats! - MeganL3985 You deserve to let yourself go for all the hard work you did to graduate!!! - Bolivian Ram Here's an apple for the teacher, great job Ellen - sailor A koi, because they love being in a school!! - smaug 
    Congrats on the job - sailor congrats on the job ! - Algenco For getting your teaching job - snipers_den Welcome back! - fins_n_fur merry xmas - smaug 
    For the new tank - Northernguy Way to go! DIY Stand. - Northernguy My condolances to you and your family. - Mith Good Luck, thanks for the rep! - Wild Turkey I thought you might like a Frontosa. - Brookfish 
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    I put my 30g on the bottom part of the 55g stand. This is what it looks like:


    I'm not sure that there will be enough room for me to do much with the aquarium with it under there. Pretty tight!!

    And here it is from the side:

    The back and front edge hang off the supports a bit, which isn't very safe.

    Looks like I'll be getting a new stand for my 30g after all. bah. Oh well.

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
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    ellen4god banned for......
    oh wait wrong section XD. with that 30 g on the bottom you can just get a nice thick piece of plywood (3/4 inch should work even 1/2inch could work.) and place it under the 30g. i only recommend it because it looks like an inch and a half over and thats not much. but try to secure the wood to the 55's stand and i would center the tank on it so its not sticking out the front too much. if you secure the plywood to the stand well enough you can have it all hanging out the back instead of the front.... no one can clip it then

    but it looks good :)
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    Your really goin to town now girl! Congrats on the new find.I look forward to seeing things develop.

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    You deserve a gift ! :) - MeganL3985 For doing research!  BTW...college ;) - Rue Put him with Bruce.... - jbeining75 Its good to have company - smaug Thought this might help while your're sick. Hope you feel better soon. - ILuvMyGoldBarb 
    For the cards - William An Apple For Teaching Grad!  Congrats! - MeganL3985 You deserve to let yourself go for all the hard work you did to graduate!!! - Bolivian Ram Here's an apple for the teacher, great job Ellen - sailor A koi, because they love being in a school!! - smaug 
    Congrats on the job - sailor congrats on the job ! - Algenco For getting your teaching job - snipers_den Welcome back! - fins_n_fur merry xmas - smaug 
    For the new tank - Northernguy Way to go! DIY Stand. - Northernguy My condolances to you and your family. - Mith Good Luck, thanks for the rep! - Wild Turkey I thought you might like a Frontosa. - Brookfish 
    Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - Ellen4God Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Ellen4God 

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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex
    ellen4god banned for......
    haha :p

    I'm not sure I'm going to leave it down there. I just don't think there's enough room to access the inside of the aquarium like that. Which bums me out because the only other place I'm able to put it is in the guest room, and I was looking forward to having both tanks in here if possible. I'll figure something out!

    Quote Originally Posted by smaug
    Your really goin to town now girl! Congrats on the new find.I look forward to seeing things develop.
    I know! Craziness!! Thanks so much. :) Now I just need to figure out everything for this tank. Phew!

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
    World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - genocidex 

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    yeah i can see what you mean. in the end its your call XD. you could always get a 20l for under there :P
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

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    You deserve a gift ! :) - MeganL3985 For doing research!  BTW...college ;) - Rue Put him with Bruce.... - jbeining75 Its good to have company - smaug Thought this might help while your're sick. Hope you feel better soon. - ILuvMyGoldBarb 
    For the cards - William An Apple For Teaching Grad!  Congrats! - MeganL3985 You deserve to let yourself go for all the hard work you did to graduate!!! - Bolivian Ram Here's an apple for the teacher, great job Ellen - sailor A koi, because they love being in a school!! - smaug 
    Congrats on the job - sailor congrats on the job ! - Algenco For getting your teaching job - snipers_den Welcome back! - fins_n_fur merry xmas - smaug 
    For the new tank - Northernguy Way to go! DIY Stand. - Northernguy My condolances to you and your family. - Mith Good Luck, thanks for the rep! - Wild Turkey I thought you might like a Frontosa. - Brookfish 
    Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - Ellen4God Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Ellen4God 

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    I just found a listing on craigslist for a black stand for a 55g aquarium, and they want $30 for it. Not bad!! I'm requesting a picture. May see if they'll take $20 for it.

    The only problem would be the distance. They are located several hours away. bah. Road trip with a friend! :D

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    You deserve a gift ! :) - MeganL3985 For doing research!  BTW...college ;) - Rue Put him with Bruce.... - jbeining75 Its good to have company - smaug Thought this might help while your're sick. Hope you feel better soon. - ILuvMyGoldBarb 
    For the cards - William An Apple For Teaching Grad!  Congrats! - MeganL3985 You deserve to let yourself go for all the hard work you did to graduate!!! - Bolivian Ram Here's an apple for the teacher, great job Ellen - sailor A koi, because they love being in a school!! - smaug 
    Congrats on the job - sailor congrats on the job ! - Algenco For getting your teaching job - snipers_den Welcome back! - fins_n_fur merry xmas - smaug 
    For the new tank - Northernguy Way to go! DIY Stand. - Northernguy My condolances to you and your family. - Mith Good Luck, thanks for the rep! - Wild Turkey I thought you might like a Frontosa. - Brookfish 
    Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - Ellen4God Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Ellen4God 

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    Well, I'm considering what to put in my 55g still. I looked at celestial pearl danios, and I love their look! Could I do a large school of them? I'm also still considering a large school of neons.

    Also, I'm trying to figure out what I want my "big fish" to be. I've thought about german blue rams, blood parrots, an assortment of SA cichlids, and that's about it so far. I love the idea of each of those options, but I'm just not sure which way to go. (1 of each, please!! )

    I also want to do some corys as well.

    Do you have any suggestions for my stock?

    For my filtration, I'm stalking a listing on ebay right now. It ends tomorrow right before Thanksgiving lunch, so hopefully I'll have a new filter to be thankful for!! It's a Fluval 305, and it's currently at $49.99 with only 1 bid. Hopefully I can squeeze in there and get it for about $80 shipped.

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    If you do CPDs I would go for a full on microfish tank...have pygmy cories, microrasbora, shrimp, etc. CPDs are so small I wouldnt put them with anything much larger than a neon...they can be shy if they feel threatened.
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    You deserve a gift ! :) - MeganL3985 For doing research!  BTW...college ;) - Rue Put him with Bruce.... - jbeining75 Its good to have company - smaug Thought this might help while your're sick. Hope you feel better soon. - ILuvMyGoldBarb 
    For the cards - William An Apple For Teaching Grad!  Congrats! - MeganL3985 You deserve to let yourself go for all the hard work you did to graduate!!! - Bolivian Ram Here's an apple for the teacher, great job Ellen - sailor A koi, because they love being in a school!! - smaug 
    Congrats on the job - sailor congrats on the job ! - Algenco For getting your teaching job - snipers_den Welcome back! - fins_n_fur merry xmas - smaug 
    For the new tank - Northernguy Way to go! DIY Stand. - Northernguy My condolances to you and your family. - Mith Good Luck, thanks for the rep! - Wild Turkey I thought you might like a Frontosa. - Brookfish 
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCHRKiller
    If you do CPDs I would go for a full on microfish tank...have pygmy cories, microrasbora, shrimp, etc. CPDs are so small I wouldnt put them with anything much larger than a neon...they can be shy if they feel threatened.
    Aaah, good point. Nix the CPDs then. Thank you!! :)

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