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A bit of education please

Postby dave1987 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:25 am

Hi I am going to getting a 150 litre rectangle tank for my living room.

It will be a cold water tank.

Could someone give me an idea of different breed of fish that are bright in colour and how many I can put in the tank as it will be more for my children than me so I dont really want plain fish like gold fish.

Also could you tell me how long I need to have the water in the tank before I can add the fish.
Many thanks

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Re: A bit of education please

Postby Mick » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:37 am

Hi there, the tank will need to be cycled before adding the fish, have a read in our article section to explain it fully for you :thu:
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Re: A bit of education please

Postby malakye » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:35 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum, as Mick said there is an article about fishless cycling of a tank in this section, heres the link

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As for cold water fish your choice is really limited. There is not a great deal of choice other than fancy goldfish or small fish like white cloud mountain minnows.
If you stick a heater in the tank it opens up your choices, even cold water fish need a filter so the heater is really the only difference.
If you do go that route, avoid common plecs though as they grow way too large for most tanks.
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