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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~5-15 gallon, medium~15-30 gallon, large~>30 gallon)

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...
20 gallon 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.
 

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

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125 gallon with clown loches,bala sharks and different types of plecos
220g with just plecos
220g for comunity fish(to many to list ;D)
150 gallon 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
55 gallon Jack dempsy

thats all i think ;D ;D ;D
 

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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 125 gallon 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.
 

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

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fish_r_friend said:
125 gallon with clown loches,bala sharks and different types of plecos
220g with just plecos
220g for comunity fish(to many to list ;D)
150 gallon 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
55 gallon Jack dempsy

thats all i think ;D ;D ;D
and in the 220g their will be about 10 Zebra plecos
and some other that i forgot are

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

Oh the list goes on
 
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Oh I forgot my pond...I'd like to have a big pond with Goldfish and Koi.
 

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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
 

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

75 gallon angel tank
29 gallon tetra tank
200 gallon Saltwater
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.
 
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I said I'd let you know if I got the 20 gallon...I got it!!!!!!!!! yaaaay!!!!!!!!!!11 ;D ;D
 

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with the equipment
 

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atmmachine816 said:
Well in maybe 10 years when I have my own house:

75 gallon angel tank
29 gallon tetra tank
200 gallon Saltwater
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.
I hope you are planning on being insanely rich. Otherwise those tansk won't happen
 

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emma look at my dream tanks
 

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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.
 

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yeah that 2000g set up is going to cost as much as a car
 

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I'm thinking more, maybe learn to scuba dive to clean it.
 

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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
 

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You could hold cleaning shows and charge entry fee to fund it.
 

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