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Stocking 54l Aquarium
September 5, 2011
10:44 pm
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Since i moved my Dicrossus to my bigger tank i now have empty 54L aquarium with tetratec ex700 filter on it.

Since this aquarium is small for cichlids i was thinking of getting other fish in this box. I am currently thinking of loaches of any kind or some livebearers... or some other interesting fishes. I do not wish to have to small fishes like Rasboras.
I hope you guys have some suggestions /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />

September 6, 2011
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A 54L is on the small side for most loaches, but you could have a small group of 8-10 Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki in there. Ideally they'd prefer more space, but giving them plenty of nooks and crannies to explore will help.

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September 6, 2011
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They look cute. I thought to myself that loaches can be to big for this tank.
What about Gastromyzon? Is it possible to make a 54L tank into a small high flow tank?

September 6, 2011
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or what about Homaloptera?

September 7, 2011
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A quick look at the KB indicates that both would be fine in a 24" tank. There's a new book* out about balitorid loaches that may interest you if you go down that route.

Can't think of any reason why you couldn't set up a manifold in a 54L.

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October 8, 2011
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I think some small Tanganyikan shell dwellers like Neolamprologus multifasciatus would be OK (just) in a well maintained tank. Is it a Juwel Rekord 60 by any chance? I have one and know it holds 54 litres hence the question.

A pair will be OK. You may get away with a male and two females. They're easy to keep so take a look at them if you like cichlids.

October 13, 2011
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No it's actually custom made box. I have one 11W lightning bulb on it and a tetratec ex700 filter.
I was thinking of those cichlids to, but i don't know yet. I am hoping for some low maintenance aquarium where i could feed fish once a day.

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