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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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55 Gallon sorority

So I'll be getting my 55 gallon tomorrow and I'll be setting it over over the next week or so. I'm planning on putting two boys (Max && Tai, probably) on the ends, with 5 gallons each, so it'll be a 45 gallon sorority. I'm planning on getting 13 girls to put in there, but I want to know what else should or should I put in there? I REALLY like Glofish, so would they be okay? How many? A couple of Neon tetras would be nice too. How many cories could I put in there? I don't want more than 30 fish in there, though. Should I put the other fish in first, or the bettas? Any help at all would be appreciated. (: Pics will be posted when the tank is decorated, then when it is populated.

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congratulations! your going to love it. i absolutely LOVE my 55 gal sorority. make sure you have alot of plants and things to hide in. i have at least 30 plants in mine as well as 2 large pieces if driftwood and believe me..........each plant and every inch is claimed by the girls. lol their quite territorial.

im not sure id put any other fish in there, you could always try some and remove them if it didnt work out. when i first added my corys and otos the girls would chase them constantly. now not so much. better get very big neons, the girls think they can eat everything. lol and did you mean glofish as in the danio variety? they can be very nippy, i had to remove them from my guppy community tank. they might nip your girls and theres already going to be nipping for a while until they establish and even then they get nippy over territory. i havent tried to put any other kinds in there because i dont think IMO anyone else would work or will "look" right with them. their stunning in groups.

good luck with your tank!!!!! and post pics of course

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YAAAY!!!! I'm so glad your starting your sorority! I would personally put the other fish in first. You could have a few cory cats, or a few otos. :) Are you thinking about getting live plants? Live plants are awesome and I highly recommend HornWort, you can leave it floating, or anchor it in the gravel. I think you should get live plants. :D Gosh, Tai and max are gonna die and go to heaven they'll be so happy!!!! :) I think I'm gonna either get a 29g or a 55g sometime. Just gotta work on that with my mom. :)

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Lol! Yeah, I think Max and Tai deserve it, as they've been stuck in one gallons since I got them, while everyone else got moved up to either 2.5s or 4s. I still I have to cycle it and all that, so it'll still be awhile, but I'm still rather excited. I get it tonight, hopefully! I changed my rooms yesterday, because my current/old one didn't have the space for a 55 and the rest of my Clan... lol My mom hates me right now XD
And thanks for the info on the glofish! I'll try them out, and it they don't work, I'll probably get a 10 gallon or so for them. My mom likes them, which gives them points, so they'll probably stay around for awhile.

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lol! Moms always have to have something to complain about.
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haha, too true. If it isn't the fish, it's the grades :3. Well, I just got back from picking up the tank, and it looks a little bit crusty, seeing as it hasn't been used for about a year and a half, but a little TLC should get it looking beautiful again. It's too late now, but I can do that after school tomorrow. I've decided to go for a more Medieval theme, with some black gravel, live plants, and a REALLY expensive castle. It's 60... lol. I love my Grandma. I have a 10% off coupon for Petco, so it'll probably be a bulk buy. The coupon expires on November 10, so I should be getting the stuff soon. I'm sooo excited :3

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I'm glad you have the coupon. Every little bit helps!
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My mom is the coupon queen! lol She has BOOKS of coupons. It's amazing, and yet aggravating. I love seeing the looks people give her in the check-out line :D

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I saw someone one time who had about $200-300 worth of groceries and about $70-80 worth of coupons! It took the cashier forever to go through everything!!
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haha! I think it's worth the time if you're saving that much money, but if you're only saving about 10 cents, why even bother?

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