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Okay then…..
For those of you that participated in the original set up thread in this forum section for the 46 gallon tank?


But, instead of all of us just saying ‘NOPE’, which I believe the OP received pretty loud & clear because of his unusual fish stocking choices…. How ‘bout we each contribute a set up post of our own for that aquarium? (And yes, @DJRansome maybe you can share a tank set up recommendation with us also) Here are the specifics of this aquarium so far,
- Empty 46 Gallon ‘Bowfront’ Style Aquarium: Dimensions are 36” X 12”(16” bowout) X 21”. Filtration is currently provided by a single Eheim 2217 Canister Filter (add more filtration if you like!).
All other items needed for the tank will be listed as part of your personal ‘build’ recommendation for the aquarium. Fish stocking choices should be listed for all fish species that will be at it (or their) eventual, Adult Sizes (No ‘GROW OUT’ tanks!). The intention is to set up a compatible group of something for the tank to run successfully, long-term.
Oh. And HAVE FUN!
Ready? (C-F member list below is In order of initial response to the OP),
@DJRansome
@Auballagh
@NeoBobRoss
@The Fish Lady
@Aussieman57
@TotoroTony
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And of course… all participation in this thread, is strictly VOLUNTARY! (NOT ‘mandatory fun’).
Anyone else - please feel free to 'dive in' with a tank set up recommendation post also!
So, let’s doo eet’. :)
 

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Whew.....now THAT was quick! :oops:
(SOMEONE is having fun, I see....)
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My recommendation is as follows,
EQUIPMENT
200W Hydor in-line (external) heater (mounted on Eheim discharge hose), additional AC70 HOB filter, Finnex 24/7 HCL LED plant light.

FURNISHINGS
Central American riverine set up. Pool Filtration Sand, Smooth Rocks!, Bog Wood, Non-substrate rooting plants = Anubias, Java Moss, Java Fern (tied-off/affixed, to wood and rocks).

FISH STOCK
  • 1 Pair, Amatitlania, nanoluteus, Yellow Dwarf Cichlid
  • 9–11 ea, Xiphophorus helleri, Swordtail fish (or various CA live bearers)
 
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