New 55g tank suggestions and help. - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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New 55g tank suggestions and help.

i have a 55g tank i want to set up. i would love to be able to put a betta fish in it, but i dont quite know what else i could put into it.

my initial plan is a small grain gravel, almost sand, substrate with live plants. I want to use a wet/dry filter or canister filter. but am open to suggetions.

Before anyone wants to tell me the obvious. i will be doing a 60 cycle at least with some feeder fish, who will then feed some turtles.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 01:15 PM
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Welcome to the forum.....

You have all kinds of directions you can go with a 55gal tank especially with live plants.....

Here is a link to a 55gal I setup in Oct...(I need to update the pics) maybe can give you some ideas....
NPT (natural planted tank) 55gal

What kind of lights do you have and what kind of plants do you plan.....

I would recommend that you go to the pet shop that you plan to buy the livestock and look at what you like-write down the names and then research them to see if you can meet their needs....

Look forward to pics once you get it setup....
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-11-2012, 07:53 PM
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If you wanted several bettas, a 55 would make for a brilliant sorority. :)

Alternatively, if you go for a single male, you have a lot of options. What sort of things are you looking for? Variety? Colour? Size? :)

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