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good tank or bad ?

Postby speshrugby » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:38 am

hi guys i just bought another tank, its 200cm long , 50cm high , and only 20cm wide!! so its really narrow! do you think its ok for say angelfish, or any of the less aggressive cichlids? I've never had such a narrow tank before , wasnt sure when i bout it if was a good idea lol
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Re: good tank or bad ?

Postby DJRansome » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:08 pm

You don't get angel recommendations until you get up to 76cm x 30cm x 46cm high.

I'd say no. Maybe a pair of brevis or apistogrammas?
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Re: good tank or bad ?

Postby speshrugby » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:49 am

ah ok , so u think its too narrow for them ?
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Re: good tank or bad ?

Postby Fogelhund » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:47 am

speshrugby wrote:ah ok , so u think its too narrow for them ?


I'm thinking DJ might have misread the dimensions some how. The tank should be plenty big enough for angels.

I can't see why the recommendation for a tank that is 200cm x 50cm x 20cm wide (not tall) would only work for apistos and shell dwellers... There are plenty of options that could work in such a tank. The biggest challenge is going to be aquascaping.
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Re: good tank or bad ?

Postby nodima » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:45 am

Fogelhund wrote:
speshrugby wrote:ah ok , so u think its too narrow for them ?


I'm thinking DJ might have misread the dimensions some how. The tank should be plenty big enough for angels.

I can't see why the recommendation for a tank that is 200cm x 50cm x 20cm wide (not tall) would only work for apistos and shell dwellers... There are plenty of options that could work in such a tank. The biggest challenge is going to be aquascaping.



Metrics is not my first measuring language, but isn't 20cm = 7.87"? 20/2.54

8" seems awful narrow.
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Re: good tank or bad ?

Postby speshrugby » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:37 am

the tank is very narrow , im guessing it was in a wall or between rooms at one point , but i think the length (2m) should make up for it , im hoping
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Re: good tank or bad ?

Postby speshrugby » Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:52 pm

an update, i ended up turning it into a dirted planted tank , and currently have 5 angel fish , 20 rasbora and 2 plecs ,

i did find pretty quick that it is harder to scape and plant such a narrow tank, but everyone seems to be doing well, plants are literally growing out of the tank.

Im thinking maybe another shoaling fish would be nice for it , any suggest
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Re: good tank or bad ?

Postby mambee » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:12 am

My favorite tetras are rummynoses because they are pretty, long-lived and active.
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