The perfect community aquarium

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I've never had a community aquarium before, I've only ever Oscars. Therefore I am looking at some stage in the near future to try my hand at keeping a small community aquarium, probably around 400 L.

I'm not really worried about keeping fish from the same part of the world, it would be nice to mix different fish from around the world, however we obviously want to get it right. I'm not planning on putting any fish in that will be able to eat each other, only small community fish, preferably not too aggressive.

So, looking for some ideas

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re: The perfect community aquarium

Smaller gourami like sunset or snakeskin. A nice shoal of tetra. Maybe cardinal is nice. Plattys. Molly's. smaller Plecs like green phantom. They grow really slow. A fighter. A few female fighters. The list is endless really.

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benmcfadden wrote: Smaller gourami like sunset or snakeskin. A nice shoal of tetra. Maybe cardinal is nice. Plattys. Molly's. smaller Plecs like green phantom. They grow really slow. A fighter. A few female fighters. The list is endless really.

Thanks, that is a good list to be going along with. I'm trying to decide whether to go with commercially available aquarium like a Juwel, or go down the custom aquarium built route. Even though commercially available aquariums are convenient, they are bloody expensive. A custom-built 400 L aquarium plus cabinet could be not far off half the cost of the commercially available aquarium. Obviously you would have to buy the filtration, lighting, heating etc, but it's still a big difference in price.

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re: The perfect community aquarium

Have you tried aquarist-classified.co.uk

It has second hand tanks and you can search by postcode / area. Worth a look. I use it a lot.

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OFL replied the topic: Re: The perfect community aquarium

If I am starting over then I will probably buy a new tank, after all I'm hoping to get at least 300 or 400 all my existing aquarium when I eventually sell it. You'll probably find that this time next year I am still in exactly the same position as I am now.

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Haha fair enough. You sometimes find maybe 6month old tanks in there for cheap. People who buy them and can't be bothered with it.

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few discus, neon tetras, cardinal tetras, lots of corys, a few rainbows a few low maintenance plants.

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I have several setup´s recommended on books for a community tank of 600lts and 200lts and in both tanks for soft or hard water, what's your tap water PH?
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black,orangeoscar replied the topic: Re: The perfect community aquarium

with 400 liters you can create a nice community marine tank: clowns, tangs, cardinals, angelfish and much more

or you can go with bigger fish like box fish, triggers, lions...
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: The perfect community aquarium

rainbows! (all the kinds, in giant schools, everywhere :D )

Gourami :)

A horde of panda corydoras.

Maybe some smaller cichlids, like apistos, or blue rams, or bolivian rams, or even kribensis.

A really nice pleco, like a lemon pleco or a leopard pleco

Rummynose tetras are pretty too, as are blackskirts (well, I really like them)

hatchetfish
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