New To Me 55 Gallon Planted Aquarium Build Idea

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by CliffordBozarth, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. CliffordBozarth

    CliffordBozarthNew MemberMember

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    Crude caveman drawing of 55 gallon tank idea. I would love thoughts and opinions on stocking ideas and would love some input on plants to use. The Gouramis are Blue Gouramis, Male and female pair. It also has a Fluval 305 filter. Anything else I should be getting? I know I don’t need air stones for the Gouramis are Labyrinth fish and prefer a calmer surface. This is my first “big” aquarium and I am super excited about it but I want to do it right. Was planning on sand, soil, and gravel substrate in that order bottom to top. Also, could use input on that.
     
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    CliffordBozarth

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    So, I’ll write out fish stock because my handwriting is even worse on camera.
    2 Blue Guarami’s (male and female, non- negotiable, came with the tank)
    3 AmanO shrimp, clean up crew
    3 Mystery Snails, clean up crew
    14 neon tetras, would love to see what a school of this size would be like.

    The kind of tetra I get is negotiable. I only ever see neons but would be open to other cool suggestions.
     
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    CliffordBozarth

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    The kind of tetra I get is negotiable. I only ever see neons but would be open to other cool suggestions.
     
  4. AmStatic

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    Rummynose tetras are tight schoolers and have interesting color/patterns.

    Harlequin Rasporas have a bright orange amber and black that might contrast the blue of the Gouramis..

    Amano shrimp are awesome.. they get to be a good size are super non-aggressive
     
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