55 gallon

  1. Circus

    Room in the 55 Gallon?

    I would like to get a Gourami of some kind for my 55 gallon acrylic tank. It is pretty stocked up, but I think I have enough room biologically. At current I have: 13 Black Ruby Barbs 12 Harlequin Rasbora 8 Yoyo Loach 2 BNP (one adult, one juvenile) 1 Bolivian Ram (a rock fell on the other of...
  2. Circus

    Pleco Pic

    I caught a cute picture of one of my BNPs in the 55 gallon. I added some more plants and a ceramic cave yesterday, and I already noticed the adult pleco is showing themself a lot more today. The youngster has never been shy, but this is the first good picture of the adult in a couple of weeks.
  3. Circus

    Good Color Development

    It looks like some of my male Black Ruby Barbs are starting to develop some nice colors. Is there anything I need to do in order for them to stay colorful, other than the usual WCs and food variety? In a 55 gallon community tank at the moment.
  4. C

    New Here

    Im new to the fish scene lol well kinda, years ago (back in 1995) I had Oscars Right now Ive got 2 Angels and a Bristlenose in a 30G but am in the process of moving them over to a 55G 🙂 I find they help me with my stress levels and I live watching them also! I want more fish and welcome...
  5. Juliak

    Black ghost knife fish and bichir tank size suggests

    A few weeks ago I was able to buy some fish for my future large tank and I was hoping some of you would have some suggestions. As of right now I have a 2" black ghost knife fish with 2 delhezi bichirs (3-4"), 1 Senegal bichir (2"), 2 rope fish (12"), 1 giant Danio (2.5"), 1 dojo loach (5") and 1...
  6. Circus

    Foam Under Acrylic

    So I traded one of my 29 gallon tanks for a 55 gallon acrylic tank. My stand is coming in the mail soon. I have been told (or read somewhere) that an acrylic needs foam under it. What kind of foam? Styrofoam, neoprene mat, yoga mat? I have some 1/4 neoprene foam matting, about 5 feet of it...
  7. Ellie Potts

    Stocking advice needed!!!

    Hello everyone! I have a 55 gallon aquarium that currently has 2 siamese algae eaters, and 1 male dwarf gourami. As soon as they're out of quarantine I will be adding my shoal of 6 harlequin rasboras and hopefully a bamboo shrimp. I would also like to add a female dwarf gourami and a pair of...
  8. Ellie Potts

    How to make this look good...

    This is my 55 gallon aquarium and I'd really like it to be a heavily planted tank but I'm not sure how to improve on it. The bottom is really hectic but the middle is just empty. Because it's a standard 55, it's really tall and it's hard to buy plants (or reasonably priced decor) that are of...
  9. Ellie Potts

    Best filter

    So it finally happen, my c-360 MarineLand canister filter quit after 10 years of use in a few different tanks. I now need a replacement for my 55 gallon tank. The obvious option is to order the updated version of that canister filter off of MarineLands website for ~$120 or something, but before...
  10. Ellie Potts

    Bettas and eels...

    Perhaps this is a question for the oddball section, but does anyone know if I could keep female betta fish and a peacock eel in the same tank provided it's a 55 or 65 gallon with plenty of backup tanks?
  11. Ellie Potts

    55g Betta tank??

    I've read some mixed things on sorority tanks in 20 gallons... but what about in a heavily planted 55 gallon? I'd really like to try this out but have no idea where to start - how many betta's should I get? Species only, or add some endlers/cardinal tetras as distraction? Is this even worth...
  12. Ellie Potts

    55 gallon community tank ideas NEEDED

    Hey everyone! I have a 55g tank newly cycled and I'm really excited to put some stuff in it... but I don't know what. It's over filtered with a canister pumping 360 gph and two, 200 watt heaters that will keep the tank at any temperature. My heating probe allows for a very stable temp with a...
  13. J

    Setting up new 55 gallon. Would like advice/opinions

    Hello, this is my 1st post. Let me say I am not a total newbie but it has been 20+ years since I have had anything bigger than a 10 gallon. Have had a 150 gallon in the past for a few years. I will be getting the rest of the new filter and new substrate (play sand most likely, but open to...
  14. T

    55 Gallon Stocking Ideas

    Hi, I have a freshwater 55 gallon tank that im re-doing and am uncertain what to stock it with. Here are some of the ideas I'm playing around with so far: - Discus with some sort of tetras - Angels with some sort of tetras Maybe add loaches too. Are these good combinations? What would be your...
  15. T

    Can I just plop live plants into my gravel aquarium?

    Hi, I am re-doing my 55 gallon freshwater tank. I want to make it more "river looking" and more realistic this time. I have a gravel substrate and was thinking about adding some live plants. Can I just add them in? Are there only specific types I can add? Or do I need a different...
  16. Goosegrl2019

    Setting up a new 55 gallon tank

    How long should it take to cycle & do the products out there to speed this process up work??
  17. B

    55 gallon growing lights

    What brand would you recommend for a 55 gallon tank? I’m planting a high light tank and can’t decode what lighting to use. It could be LED or a T5 or whatever else. I could even do two lights if necessary but would prefer just one strong one. Need something that could keep the color on red...
  18. E

    55 Gallon - How's my stocking?

    Hi guys, wanted to know peoples opinions on my stocking level, as I think I have some issues regarding my rainbows... 6 x Melanotaenia praecox (2M/4F) 3 x Melanotaenia lucastris (3M - though aggression is minimal) 1 x Melanotaenia boesmani (1F - Hybrid - thought to be a lacustris when bought...
  19. SteakNShrimp

    Zebra Loaches Fighting?

    So I have 4 Zebra Loaches in my 55g tank and they all seemed really happy 1st week or two. Recently, for a couple of days now, I haven’t been able to find one of them even when feeding. Also two of the three that I do see everyday are fighting...they have just started doing this about the same...
  20. E

    Suggestions: Tankmates for non-competitive fish?

    Hi guys. I currently have a 55 gallon aquarium (101cm x 41cm x 50cm) up and running with the following fish: 8 Bronze Corys 6 Corydoras duplicareus 4 Amano Shrimp 6 Otocinclus (Soon) and I might be getting some Psuedomugil luminatus (Red Neon Rainbow) soon. My water is fairly hard, and my pH...