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« on: June 13, 2017, 02:03:41 PM »


so I'm new here and I'm not a native English speaker so, I apologize in advance.

I'm planning on a new tank. I have a turtle tank with a RES. Recently, I updated it's aquarium for a 55 gallons because it keep growing. So, I have now a 30 gallons aquarium free (30"X12"x18")!  goldfish

I want to do this well, so I want to take my time and do research. I have begun, but now I feel kind of lost.

Here is my actual ideas. I would really appreciate your insights on it.

First, I want live plants. I didn't really think about which ones, since I think it's going to depend on the fish I decide to have.

I already have 2 neon tetra and 2 pond snails in a fluval edge (I know, not the best setting, that's why I want to put them in the new tank. I also plan on add at least 4 more neon tetras to have a good schooling.

It's mostly for the next part that I want your advice on.
I'm thinking about also adding :
-6 black fin cory
-6 zebra danio
-6 cherry barb
-? red cherry shrimp

What do you think about this community? And what plants and layout do you suggest?

Thank you! Can't wait to ear your thoughts!
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 07:36:35 AM »

Hi Marie,

I caught you post while at work today. Hopefully, members will be able to offer some suggestions for you. I will be able to add my recommendations when I get home.

Welcome aboard, where in Canada are you from?

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 02:43:53 PM »

Thank you!

I'm from Quebec, near Montreal (so, yes I speak French!)!

Hope to read you soon!
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 12:07:29 AM »

I would suggest a few changes. The zebra danios are very active swimmer and would like a longer tank. Consider eliminating them. Then, take advantage of schooling behavior corys- 10 total. The choose either neons or cherry barbs but not both, then get 10 of whichever one you choose.  I have cherry and amano shrimp, not in the same tank. The cherry are in a nano tank with a few Danio margaritatus. I cannot say for sure none of the fish under discussion would eat cherries.

Amano shrimp get bigger and will attack very small fish, like fry. But they should not bother the corys or the barbs. Get 8-10 shrimp.

If you want a great site for plant help, go here

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 08:23:01 AM »

Thank you for your advice and the site. I'll check it.

So, now I'm considering :
-10 corys (pandas or black fin)
-10 neons tetra
-cherry shrimp

Would 1 or 2 honey gouramis be too much? I know they are not a schooling type of fish and I'm looking for a punch of color.

Thanks again for your insights!
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