New Tank! 50 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Amanda, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    I'm getting a 50 bowfront on Sunday!! YAY!
    The lady wants my 20 gal. for her 50 gal. She doesn't have enough room for the 50. I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to set up this tank yet...but if I do, any ideas as to stocking?
    I was thinks Angels & small cichlids.
    I'm a cichlid addict as most of you know...so it's def. going to be them. I'll also be adding the knife. :)
     
  2. phil saint

    phil saintValued MemberMember

    angels are great i love them but if you get angels i would reccomend getting some sword plants my altum angel loves to hide in and around the long stems.
     
  3. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    What are the dimensions of the tank? If the footprint is large enough, JD's are always fun. Psst...the fry I took out of Shelby's JD tank Monday are still alive:;tea They should be big enough to ship when the weather warms up. Gold mom, blue gene dad, hmmm...
     




  4. OP
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    Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    hahaha...Shawnie ia already hitting me up to take her fry. ;)
    I'll measure it Sunday when I get it...maybe I'll have room for at least one JD. I'm really falling in love with them. :)
     
  5. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    They're awesome fish! You have the perfect personality for them as well. You can appreciate them wanting to bond with you.
     
  6. OP
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    Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    I can't wait to own them!! :)
    I just don't want them to feel crowded in a 50 gal. :(
    Would they be okay with Angels & the knife you think? Maybe since they'd be fry they'd be alright.

    EDIT:
    Demensions are: 36-inches x 18-inches x 20-inches (LxWxH).
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
  7. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Shawnie's had success keeping her JD's with angels. I've never tried it so I couldn't say either way.

    The knife fish, I've never had so I can't advise on that, either.

    Someone here should be able to give you a more definitive answer, though.
     
  8. OP
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    Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    I think that if they are raised as fry, they should be okay...
    *fingers crossed*
     
  9. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    My fins are crossed as well:)
     
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    Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    Well....I got it and guess what?!?!
    IT'S ACTUALLY A 72 GALLON BOWFRONT!!
    My DREAM tank!
    *does happy dance*
     
  11. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    AWESOME! We're so happy for you! Please post pics when you get it up and running.
     
  12. OP
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    Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    I will...I don't know when I'm going to be able to get it running, hopefully sooner rather than later. ;)
    But a JD is looking promising. ;D
     
  13. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    If you want any more after you get the JD's from Shawnie, mine are still kickin'.

    OMG-you're going to LOVE JD's! They're so much fun. With their personalities, they're the closest thing to having an Oscar.
     
  14. OP
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    Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    I'm really looking forward to getting JD's!
    And now that this tank is larger than I had planned, more JD's may be coming!
     




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