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Old 04-01-2012, 11:47 PM   #1 
Sena Hansler
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Stocking THESE tanks....

Okay, tanks in all.....

ONE divided ten gallon (the other for my nephew),
TWO 20 gallon regular,
ONE 20 gallon long,
ONE 40 gallon,
ONE 66 gallon,
FOUR1 gallon bowl/tank thingers,
ONE 1.7 gallon marineland bow front...

BETTAS:

7 males, 4 sorority females, and two aggressive female bettas not meant for sorority life :/

So.... how do you think I should go about sticking who in what and what in where?
Why so many tanks? 'cause I'm cool like that Actually it's because I found some wicked deals, such as a free 20 long, a 10.00 66 gallon and a 50.00 40 =D Now I've got so many ways to put stuff... Any ideas? and even stocking ideas (must be betta fin friendly)??
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:06 AM   #2 
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Yep, definitely jealous of your tanks. What is your water like? Hard or soft? pH? Here's what I would do...

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Okay, tanks in all.....

ONE divided ten gallon (the other for my nephew),
Two males seems like the best solution. I like the symmetry of two long-finned beauties on each side of a divider. :)

TWO 20 gallon regular,
One I would turn into your sorority tank and add a couple more girls and a bunch of cories for a lightly stocked, low maintenance tank that still has plenty of activity and life.
The other I would use to house one of the aggressive girls or one of the males and do a community tank with some pretty tetras or livebearers and some more bottom dwellers.

ONE 20 gallon long,
I would divide this into 5 and use it to accomodate the remaining 5 males OR 3 of the males and the two aggressive girls, if they aren't suited for community life.

ONE 40 gallon,
I would put the remaining betta in here, unless it is a betta that freaks out in large spaces, in which case the 1.7 gallon would be better. If no betta, I would do a dwarf gourami or maybe even a lace gourami as a centrepiece, with rummynose tetras or cherry barbs and a clown pleco. Yes, it's expensive, but they so purdy. :D
Another option that could look really nice if you like species tanks would be one massive school of tiger barbs.

ONE 66 gallon,
Something a bit different. A Jack Dempsey, Angelfish or some Discus would be amazing, or maybe a convict breeding tank. African cichlids could also be really cool. There's something really pretty about some stark white Texas Holey Rock against green java moss and crypts, then an explosion of colourful blue and yellow cichlids. Or a low-light tank with glass catfish. Congo tetras are another stunning option, or Bosemani Rainbows.

FOUR1 gallon bowl/tank thingers,
Hospital/quarantine tanks. Or you never know when you'll just *have* to buy that betta...

ONE 1.7 gallon marineland bow front...
I'd use it if any of your bettas aren't comfortable in larger spaces, or if you need to buy a new betta. ;)

BETTAS:

7 males, 4 sorority females, and two aggressive female bettas not meant for sorority life :/

So.... how do you think I should go about sticking who in what and what in where?
Why so many tanks? 'cause I'm cool like that Actually it's because I found some wicked deals, such as a free 20 long, a 10.00 66 gallon and a 50.00 40 =D Now I've got so many ways to put stuff... Any ideas? and even stocking ideas (must be betta fin friendly)??
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:09 AM   #3 
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looks like Dally is staying in his 1.7 xD he hates big spaces. he won't eat and he'll sulk until he gets his small tank back x.x I like your idea :)
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:13 AM   #4 
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i'd do the sorority in the 20 long, rather than the 20 regular. give them more space.

also, i'm crazy, but i'd do the two aggressive females in the divided 10, or divide one of the 20's and give them both 10 gallons to do their thing.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:15 AM   #5 
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right now they are divided in a 10 x.x I'm mad at them lol. Kinda cool watching FEMALES flare. I am not used to that. I might be able to get Savannah into the sorority, I got it to work before until they all moved and I added Holly xD we'll see what I can do D: one male betta goes to my nephew with the second 10 gallon tank :3 But I do love those Angels... >.> I'ma skulk online for deals on fish from different stores..
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:18 PM   #6 
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Sena, do you know your local water parameters? How hard, pH and stuff? Because stocking the two larger tanks depends on your local water supply. It is possible to change these things, but it is a lot of work and doesn't always behave the way you want it to. Once we know how hard you water is, then we can begin to look at fish species because some fish like discus will do best in very soft water while many African cichlids will not do well at all in soft water. I'd also suggest that you go take a look at TFK (parent site of bettafish.com) as there are many people over there who maintain tanks like you have and would be more than willing to help. It's a very friendly community, and you can sign in with your bettafish.com login.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:32 PM   #7 
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I agree, Sena, watching girls get all angry is really cool!
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:42 PM   #8 
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I think a long is better for dividing than a regular, it makes the divisions less tall and narrow. :)
If I had a 66 gallon, I'd probably start a huuuge colony of fiddler or red claw crabs. Lol.
Or have you thought about a few fancy goldfish for it? Unless goldies aren't your thing. :D Angels are slightly more adaptive to water params, but of course do best in soft amazon-y water. I love platinum and koi angels. :3
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:54 PM   #9 
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I vote Goldies or African Cichlids for the 66. I hate angels. lol You could do a MASSIVE crystal red shrimp colony NPT. lolz
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:53 PM   #10 
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Hey! What are red claw crabs like? We sell them in petsmart... But I dunno what they are like or what they need... I do have shrimp based pellets for plecos because of the 20 gallon xD I found out Angels'll be too difficult x.x I dunno hardness. I think my Ph is about 7.6 last time I checked. I've never had betta fins curl, and rarely see a crowntail's fins curl from hard water :) I am getting black water extract, mind as well. xD
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