My 60 gallon tank.

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    In addition to my 450+ gallon pond and my whiskey barrel water garden I also have a 60 gallon tank with an Electric Blue Acara Cichlid, two German Blue Ram Cichlids, a Clown Loach, and two Otocinclus. I recently added a couple bunches of Amazon Sword plants and I’m hoping they’ll do well with the cichlids. I have plans to add a group of Columbian Redfin Tetras but I have yet to find any in my local fish stores.

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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    Looks nice, I like the driftwood. No rock caves for the cichlids?
     
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    @bettasngoldfish I already had the artificial drift wood so I went with that look. It's a South American cichlid tank after all. If it was an African cichlid tank I would probably have a lot more hiding places or rock caves for them to reduce aggression but they seem to get along pretty well so far.
     
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    Ah okay :) When I think cichlids I automatically think lot's of caves and rocks. My mistake :rolleyes:
     
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    No mistakes were made. I'm still relatively new to the cichlid world myself! (y)
     
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    Are you liking the 60 size wise? I’m starting to look at tanks for Sparky my electric blue Jack Dempsey. If he remains solo I was thinking in that range. He does have 4 cories he is growing up with that comes with the package. Sparky is a pig when he eats. Not even a year and he’s packing it on. I am thinking no more roomies for him. But I like that 60.
     
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    Yea, I really like the 60 gallon. The 55 gallon tank I had was a little easier to clean because it was 18 inches high instead of 24. However, I like the added height to the 60 gallon tank because it gives more frontal viewing and vertical swimming space for the fish.
     
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    It’s really becoming a space issue for me. I could squeeze in something bigger but it’s getting to the point of needing a fish room and that would be the garage some day. A taller 60 fits the bill nicely and I think should be ok for 1 JD and 4 cories. No smaller though. Mind is made up.
     
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    Whoa, that aquarium looks great!
     
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