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New 54 Gallon Corner Tank

Postby woopwoop » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:22 pm

Hello everyone I am brand new to this forum and I am in need of some help. I recently purchased a 54 gallon corner tank. It's a quarter round tank with a height of 18in and a radius of 24in. I am looking to make it into a chiclid tank, preferably a sa/ca but I am unsure of what fish would be best for this current setup. I currently have a 30 gallon rectangular tank that has 2 blood parrots, a convict, a silver dollar fish and a spotted catfish. I am open to any suggestions for fish whether they be sa/ca or African. I was also hoping to possibly move my parrots and or convict into the tank as well. Any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
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Re: New 54 Gallon Corner Tank

Postby woopwoop » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:31 pm

Anyone have any suggestions :)
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Re: New 54 Gallon Corner Tank

Postby camelworm » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:21 pm

u can try to post this into the central or south american so u can be sure the guys who know most about those types of fish can help you

best of luck
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Re: New 54 gallon corner tank

Postby skwerl » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:30 pm

I am not sure how that can be 54 gallons... I think it's more like 35ish. It has about a 3 sq.ft. footprint. Your longest dimension from corner to corner is about 2.5 ft, whereas a rectangular tank with that footprint can be up to 3 ft. across.

Personally, I wouldn't do more than a pair of CA in that size (small to medium CA). Going SA you might (I am not an expert) get 2 pair. Say 2 angels and 2 apistos, maybe... You could check in SA forum.
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Re: New 54 Gallon Corner Tank

Postby woopwoop » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:18 pm

Sorry The tank ended up being a 40 gallon any suggestions.
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Re: New 54 Gallon Corner Tank

Postby skwerl » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:07 pm

Just saw that Africans are not out of the question. How about rocks with julies or altolamprologus in one corner, shells with multis in the opposite, and some cyps swimming up top. Seems to be a popular suggestion in the Tang forum. I'd like to do something like that someday.
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Re: New 54 Gallon Corner Tank

Postby Storiwyr » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:09 pm

That might work. :) Tang tanks are a lot of fun. I love mine.
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75G Tanganyika: BCWP Calvus, Muzi Goldhead Comps, Kerenge Cyps, Multies

20G: Mollies, Rainbows, Crystal Shrimp

40G Reef: Linear Blennies, Watchman Goby, Cleaner Shrimp, Sexy Shrimp
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Re: New 54 Gallon Corner Tank

Postby clhinds78 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:13 pm

This might also be a cool tank for a pair of electric blue jack dempseys!
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Re: New 54 Gallon Corner Tank

Postby NYPDMOUNTIE » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:09 am

Corner tanks just dont have the footprint for africans. I tried Mbuna in a 46 Pentagon corner tank. That lasted about 3 weeks before i pulled a 65 out of the shed and moved them. The Tang setup mentioned is a long shot with that sized tank. Cyps need at least 36".
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