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Postby Ardvark » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:43 pm

Hi,

I'm new to fishkeeping so I've been reading a lot!

I've got a question I hope you can help with.

I've decided on about how much I can spend but I'm stuck between 2 types of tank. I'm looking at the juwel vision 180 which has a curved front or the fluval roma 200 which has a straight front.

Should I go for a slightly smaller tank with a curved front or a slightly larger straight tank?

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Postby chaoz » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:50 pm

bigger thebetter but down to personal choice
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Postby Apistogramma » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:53 pm

Straight and bigger - or else I can gaurantee you'll be kicking yourself later thinking of the couple of extra inches of fish you could keep...
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Postby Superman » Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:04 am

I started looking at a Rio 125 then realised the fish I wanted wouldn't fit so went upto the Rio 180. Then realised that if I'm spending a bit of money I should get the Vision 180 so it'll look better as furniture with a bowed front.

What I would suggest is look to see what fish you want, but then you'll always add to that so get a budget of what you can afford and get the biggest tank.
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Postby moocowmoneybox » Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:26 pm

Apistogramma wrote:Straight and bigger - or else I can gaurantee you'll be kicking yourself later thinking of the couple of extra inches of fish you could keep...


i should have known you would combine "bigger, straight, extra inches" all in the same sentence :cheeky: :cheeky:
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Postby Apistogramma » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:06 pm

What are you implying? I like fish... :mrgreen:
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Postby Ardvark » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:02 pm

I'm leaning towards the roma 200, as it is larger and cheaper (that will keep the other half happy :) ). I think I'm gonna go for a large shoal of cardinal tetras to begin with, I was thinking about 12.

Any comments?
(obviously, the fish would come after the prawns.. and the smell)
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Postby Superman » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:10 pm

Ardvark wrote:I'm leaning towards the roma 200, as it is larger and cheaper (that will keep the other half happy :) ). I think I'm gonna go for a large shoal of cardinal tetras to begin with, I was thinking about 12.

Any comments?
(obviously, the fish would come after the prawns.. and the smell)


I tried the prawns, took longer. I'd go for putting pure ammonia rather than using prawns.
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Postby Apistogramma » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:32 pm

I may be wrong here but I believe Cardinals are better in an established tank as they can easily get stressed and sick. What else would you like to have in your tank eventually?
There are lots of other tetras, south american dwarf cichlids and gouramis that you could keep with them. :D
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Postby chaoz » Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:11 pm

Apistogramma wrote:What are you implying? I like fish... :mrgreen:



no bananas???
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Postby Apistogramma » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:05 am

Well I do like them, fish AND bananas - but not together, makes the tank water go funny.
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Postby chaoz » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:08 am

aha fish tank water and banana smoothiessssssssssssssssss :lol: :lol: :lol: :cheeky:
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Postby Apistogramma » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:45 am

:? I don't think I want to know...
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