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    contiplating what to do with new fish tank

    I've had so many fishtanks in the past, but so recently have come across a used 55 gallon aquarium. Contiplating what to do with it. A part of my wants a terrarium, another part of my wants to fix it into a nice aquarium. I've always wanted a 55 gallon. Desicison descisions
    Quit reading my mind!

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    55 gallons don't make nice aquariums, in my opinion. Not very wide at all. I hate them.


    Turn it on it's side and use it for Drosera.

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    THat isn't nessicarily true. I agree that the width is a PITA, but it can be done nicely. That being said, I would never own another 55 lol. But I did have one for about 4 years. If you do go the aquarium route, just make sure it is a salty.


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    I would agree with JLAP and RoGeTa, It is hard to have a orignal looking tank with fresh water. I dont know about salt water but I helped my brother setup his freshwater and whatever we did it didn't look right. It looked like most of the ones you see in pet stores, even with the really unique gravel he bought. he ended up using it kind of as a feeder tank for comets which he feed his datnoids in his 135 gallon. He had a clownloach in it with the comets. He just took out the gravel and painted the back black, now it looks like a cave, which is kind of cool looking.

    I like the salt water tank it looks great! I wish I had the patience to take care of fish, but Im way to lazy for water changes and cleaning. Ill just stick with the plants( less cleaning lol)

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    That is some serious corraline algae growth my friend! Beautiful!

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    Either a salt tank, Aldrovanda, or Petiolaris Complex plants would be good choices!

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    Hey... I like my freshwater 55. *sniff* All for one stinkin' fish, too. Hehe!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by juliethegr8t View Post
    Hey... I like my freshwater 55. *sniff* All for one stinkin' fish, too. Hehe!!

    Thats a really nice setup! I wish my brother looked like that.

    What kind of fish is that? I'm not that familiar with fish. Is its not to aggressive you should put a tiger datnoid in it. They are in that size range, and would look awesome. But I datnoids should be in every tank. lol

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