My Daughters 55gal build.

Littlebudda
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So my Daughter just picked up a 55 gal second hand with stand so here we go.
Will get photos as we go along
 

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John58ford
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I suppose you saw this one coming lol. Should be cool to see the younger mind at work, a 55 has a lot of space to be creative.
 

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Littlebudda
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Tank scrubbed.
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With the stand.
Progress so far
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Seasoldier
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As it's a pre owned tank did you water test it to check for any leaks?
 
Littlebudda
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  • #5
As it's a pre owned tank did you water test it to check for any leaks?
It was running and we stripped it down traded fish in.
 
Aquatichobby
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Cool
Do you no what fish interest you yet
 

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Littlebudda
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  • #7
Cool
Do you no what fish interest you yet
She has put some guppies in there and the 2 giant snails that came with it and a few orange sunkist rcs so we can start breeding them. I think she wants a big school of neons and a school of embers but she is still not sure.
 
Aquatichobby
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Can I try and point you away from neons
Let me explain. Neons have lots of genetic issues due to overbreeding. Unless you have a really good source I would advise not to.
Just don’t won’t your daughter to be destroyed after her fish slowly die.
I would recommend rummynose tetras serpie tetra. Just do research which I’m sure you’ve already don’t lots of
Can I try and point you away from neons
Let me explain. Neons have lots of genetic issues due to overbreeding. Unless you have a really good source I would advise not to.
Just don’t won’t your daughter to be destroyed after her fish slowly die.
I would recommend rummynose tetras serpie tetra. Just do research which I’m sure you’ve already don’t lots of
 
Littlebudda
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
Can I try and point you away from neons
Let me explain. Neons have lots of genetic issues due to overbreeding. Unless you have a really good source I would advise not to.
Just don’t won’t your daughter to be destroyed after her fish slowly die.
I would recommend rummynose tetras serpie tetra. Just do research which I’m sure you’ve already don’t lots of
Thanks for the advice, we actually get decent neons where I live reasonably priced and I have not lost a single neon in the last 2 batches that I have got (35 fish, 0 deaths).
I had stayed away from neons for this reason but tried again and they definitely appear to be hardier fish than years ago.
 
Aquatichobby
  • #10
Dang
I love the colors but I can’t seem to find any good ones where I live
 

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Littlebudda
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  • #11
Dang
I love the colors but I can’t seem to find any good ones where I live
We are lucky at the moment I was looking at the ones in the 330 tank today and thinking how good those ones have coloured up. I was sceptical about getting them because of the problems but I thought at the price of 10 neons for $20 I thought I may as well pick up 20 to add to the 10 I had and hopefully at least half would survive and I haven’t lost any. Will pick up another 20 or 30 when they get some nice ones in again in a few weeks.
 
Aquatichobby
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Nice
It’s hard to get a nice school of neons normally people buy them over and over again till the strongest make it out
They also spend a fortune
 
Littlebudda
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now ifs cleared up here are a couple of picks
 

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