Your Dream Tanks

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 0morrokh, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Well, there are several (ok a LOT of) tanks I would like to have sometime, whether in the new future or not until I'm grown up. What tanks/fish would you guys all like to have once you had the time/money/space?? (small~5-15g, medium~15-30g, large~>30g)

    1. Ghostie tank
    small unheated
    Ghost Shrimp, maybe Hillstream Loaches

    2. Betta tank
    small planted tropical
    male Betta, Otos/Cories

    3. coldwater tank
    medium unheated
    White Clouds, Zebra/Leopard Danios, Hillstream Loaches

    4. livebearer tank
    medium planted tropical
    Guppies, Platys, Swords, and fry

    5. Angel tank
    medium-large planted tropical
    Angels--breeding pair(s), Harlequins, maybe various loaches

    6. tetra tank
    large planted tropical
    various tetras--such as Neons, Glowlights, Black Neons, Lemons, Rummy Noses, etc., Hatchets, Otos, various Cories

    7. Oscar tank
    large tropical
    Oscar or similar large Americal Cichlid, Pleco

    Well...my hands are getting tired from typing!! Now it's your turn! If you don't have any ideas for specific tanks, just list some fish you would like to have in the future.

    Don't let me forget the tank I want for my b-day...
    20g planted tropical
    4 Otos, 4 female Bettas, 6 Cardinal Tetras

    I'll let you know if I get it or not!
    Oh yes, and feel free to offer suggestions for tanks 5 and 7. :)
     
  2. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    I will never have these until I move out: ;D

    1) Kuhli Tank
    about 30 or so gallons
    caves all over, a few plants here and there
    kuhli loaches, maybe a few cave fish or something

    2) Angelfish tank
    gallons ?
    Thouroughly planted, driftwood
    same as 0morrokh, breeding pair of angels and some cories.

    3) Goldfish (fancy)
    55 gallons
    4-5 fancy goldfish, hillstream loach

    4) Jack Dempsey tank
    55 gallons? however big it has to be...
    Jack Dempsey fish, feeders

    5) Breeding Like Rabbits tank
    as big as possible ;)
    lots of male/female guppies, platys, and swordtails. Cories too.

    and lots more...

    plus 70 bajillion betta tanks, 3-5 gallons, with the 5 gallons having ottos too. I'll probably breed bettas :)
     




  3. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Jack Dempsy!!--couldn't remember...tank 7 may have a Jack Dempsy or an Oscar, whichever one I feel like. ;)
     




  4. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    125g with clown loches,bala sharks and different types of plecos
    220g with just plecos
    220g for comunity fish(to many to list ;D)
    150g with discus
    2000g gallon lake Victoria ciclid set up
    500g with Oscars
    600g with piranhas
    5000 gallon tropical set up with tons of different fish
    20000g pond with hundreds of gold fish and a dozen coy and shuvel head cat fish
    55g Jack dempsy

    thats all i think ;D ;D :D ;D :D
     




  5. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    Omorrokh, that's a good post :) My only future aquatic dream is to have a tank sized anywhere from 75-125 gallons, when I have my own place - so that I don't have to move the tank anywhere. Well, say 125 gallons :) This tank will be very expensive but it'll be worth the price. I am planning to set aside a large amount of money for it so that when I get my hands on the setup, it will be a real good one. OK, it will definitely be DENSELY planted with a HO or VHO lighting system (depending on the types of plants). Not only will it have plants but it'll also have driftwood and rocks. I am already reading books on aquascaping and on maintaining planted tanks - so that when I am ready to get the tank, I'll know exactly what to get and what to do. I will be getting an aquarium-safe soil as it is the best possible medium that plants can grow well in. Natural soil contains the best mix of nutrients and the best rooting medium for soil-rooting plants. One book I am reading explains how to create a densely planted tank, with good lighting system, that does not require any CO2 injections - and this is what I'll try to re-create. As for fish, I have not decided yet, but if the conditions will be right I'd like to get Discus for the tank - plus any species that I like that also will be compatible with Discus. It will be a lot of work with a 125G densely planted tank and with Discus - but I am more than willing to work on it - love the hobby that much! However, a densely planted tank that is well balanced ecologically may not at all be hard to maintain. For those who'd like to know more about how to maintain a planted tank without CO2 injections and where plants thrive, I really recommend "Ecology of the Planted Aquarium: A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home Aquarist" by Diana L. Walstad.
     
  6. gammerusWell Known MemberMember

    my dream tank is a 30gal filled with various male bettas, snails, and some zebra plecos...man if only
     
  7. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    and in the 220g their will be about 10 Zebra plecos
    and some other that i forgot are

    20g multi tank
    100 firemouth, blue dempsy, and a jack dempsy
    200g with altum angles
    100 corys, neons, blue rams

    Oh the list goes on
     
  8. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Oh I forgot my pond...I'd like to have a big pond with Goldfish and Koi.
     
  9. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    but be for i would get all those tanks that i have listed i would have 2 fish houses and billlions of exta monny on hand ;D
     
  10. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    Well in maybe 10 years when I have my own house:

    75 gallon angel tank
    29 gallon tetra tank
    200 gallon SW
    125 community
    500 arowanas, bichirs, other large fish
    55 kuli loaches and zebra danios
    90 bettas and cories
    30 senegal bichir
    55 guppies
    55 endlers
    55 plays
    55 mollies
    55 swordtails
    55 halfbeaks
    lots of 10s and 20s for fry
    125 plecos
    Petstore

    and maybe some more maybe get one tank a year or something like that once I have enough money.
     
  11. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    I said I'd let you know if I got the 20g...I got it!!!!!!!!! yaaaay!!!!!!!!!!11 ;D ;D
     
  12. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    with the equipment
     
  13. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    I hope you are planning on being insanely rich. Otherwise those tansk won't happen :eek:
     
  14. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    emma look at my dream tanks
     
  15. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    No I don't plan on being insanely rich but I hope to make some of those happen and I would really would like to own a petstore. Now fish r friend might need to be insanely rich.
     
  16. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    yeah that 2000g set up is going to cost as much as a car
     
  17. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    I'm thinking more, maybe learn to scuba dive to clean it.
     
  18. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    yeah maby it should be a public set up like sea world and diving to clean it would be fun ok so maby the price will bet the cost of a small house ;D
     
  19. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    You could hold cleaning shows and charge entry fee to fund it.
     
  20. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    like a ticket to sea world and having a veiwing area by the pond too
     
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