My Long Overdue New 56 Gallon Tall Aquarium (Still a work in progress) - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2014, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Cool My Long Overdue New 56 Gallon Tall Aquarium (Still a work in progress)

I had a VERY overcrowded 29 gallon tank, and an overcrowded 20 Gallon as well. Yesterday I dropped a painful amount of money on this beautiful 56 Gallon Tall aquarium made by Marineland. So far the fish have adjusted with ease and already seem much happier I still need to work on getting the Cycle leveled out as well as decor and stocking. I may need to donate a pair of rainbows to a local Petco of something I would like to have a decent school of at least one type of Rainbow. Right now They are in pairs of different species and know that is not ideal with Rainbowfish. 56 Gallons felt like a decent amount, but when you start to do the math, it adds up quickly Ideally I should also get a bigger tank to replace the 29 as well, but i'm gonna have to wait on that. Anyway here are some pictures of my work in progress

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8 Rainbowfish- (2 Dwarf Neon (M), 2 Yellow (M,F), 2 Kamaka (M), 1 Goyder River (M), 1 Papuan (M)), 6 Corydoras- (4 Sterbai, 1 False-Julii, 1 Julii), 5 Roseline Sharks, 3 Clown Loaches, 1 Blood Parrot Cichlid (M), 1 Albino Rainbow Shark

(Yes I'm Overstocked...) Anticipating a 75 Gallon Upgrade Soon
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I like big tanks and I cannot lie ;)
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56 Gallon Tank

8 Rainbowfish- (2 Dwarf Neon (M), 2 Yellow (M,F), 2 Kamaka (M), 1 Goyder River (M), 1 Papuan (M)), 6 Corydoras- (4 Sterbai, 1 False-Julii, 1 Julii), 5 Roseline Sharks, 3 Clown Loaches, 1 Blood Parrot Cichlid (M), 1 Albino Rainbow Shark

(Yes I'm Overstocked...) Anticipating a 75 Gallon Upgrade Soon
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Looks like a fun project! I wish I had space for more, I have two 29 gallons.

Does the 55 fit on the 29 stand or did you have to buy a new stand too? How tall is it?
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Looks like a fun project! I wish I had space for more, I have two 29 gallons.

Does the 55 fit on the 29 stand or did you have to buy a new stand too? How tall is it?
Hi, well I needed the 29 gallon stand since all of the fish in the 20 gallon went to the 29g. The 56 gallon tank would not fit on a 29 gallon stand though. I was lucky to find a tank with these dimensions since I have limited space too I bought this marineland 56 Gallon at Petsmart for $219. $100 off fourth of July sale

It fits perfectly in a small spaces since the length is 30 in (which is 6 in less than a 29g) The tank itself is 24 inches tall and 18 inches deep. The whole tank with the stand is 54 inches tall. I read some of the reviews stating that the silicone seams on this tank would get moisture in them but so far I haven't had a problem. The only two drawbacks I can think of are: 1) the brace right in the middle of the opening on the top (I could not fit a 70 gallon filter in since the brace was in the way, so instead I got 2 50g filters). 2) I think it is going to be a little hard to clean since I have to go in all the way to my shoulder to touch the substrate. But otherwise I would highly recommend this tank if your space is limited... Here's a link: http://www.petsmart.com/fish/aquariu...#RatingsDetail

This will definitely be a fun project though Since my water parameters already indicate the tank is stable, (no nitrites, no ammonia, nitrate 10), I went ahead and finally completed my school of Roseline Sharks! I have had 2 for about 6 months (which are already 4 inches) and I just purchased three 2 inch juveniles today. Its soooo hard to find them any bigger than 2 inches. They are small but they should catch up to the others. Plus they were $9.99 which is the cheapest I have ever seen them. I'll post a pic in just a few min

56 Gallon Tank

8 Rainbowfish- (2 Dwarf Neon (M), 2 Yellow (M,F), 2 Kamaka (M), 1 Goyder River (M), 1 Papuan (M)), 6 Corydoras- (4 Sterbai, 1 False-Julii, 1 Julii), 5 Roseline Sharks, 3 Clown Loaches, 1 Blood Parrot Cichlid (M), 1 Albino Rainbow Shark

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Sorry for the blurriness! These guys are fast! Here are my 3 new Roseline Sharks in addition to the 2 bigger ones I have had for a while:

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56 Gallon Tank

8 Rainbowfish- (2 Dwarf Neon (M), 2 Yellow (M,F), 2 Kamaka (M), 1 Goyder River (M), 1 Papuan (M)), 6 Corydoras- (4 Sterbai, 1 False-Julii, 1 Julii), 5 Roseline Sharks, 3 Clown Loaches, 1 Blood Parrot Cichlid (M), 1 Albino Rainbow Shark

(Yes I'm Overstocked...) Anticipating a 75 Gallon Upgrade Soon
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wow! They're gorgeous!
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