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Badman's Tropical Fish

Community Aquariums


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Here are some examples of community aquariums kept by some of the readers. Use them to get a better idea on how to set yours up and what to keep in them. Please use the FORMto submit your tank. You can also Email me your list.

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Owner: Rajeev
Tank size:
48 Gallons (36 X 15 X 22)
Fish in the tank:

  • 4 Danio Zebra (Great starter fish)
  • 6 Glowlight Tetras
  • 6 Cardinal Tetras
  • 10 Guppies
  • Planning to add 4 Bronze Cory

The Tank is fitted with a 300W heater kept at 26 deg C. Fluval3 power filter and aerator. Lots of Cabomba, hygrophila, Vallisneria, 2 Amazon Swords and 2 Lilies. Plenty of rocks and Sunderban bogwood.

Owner: Jp
Tank size:
60 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 2 silver dollar (medium)
  • 2 pacu (small)
  • 2 black moor (x-large)
  • 2 tiger barb (medium)
  • 2 angel fish (large)
  • 2 catfish
  • 1 calico fantail (small)to be tranfered to my pond.

Owner: Scott
Tank size:
10 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 1 black Skirted Tetra
  • 4 neon rainbowfish
  • 2 Serpae Tetras
  • 4 Danios Zebra
  • 1 Cory Catfish
  • 2 Blue Platys
  • 2 Albino Tetra
  • 2 Neon Tetra
  • 3 Common Guppies


Owner: Chris Barrett
One tank with a Glass Cat (5.5 gal), One with 3 Tiger Barbs and one Ruby Barb (10 g) and One with 3 long finned Zebra danio's and 2 Neons (had 5 neons, but they die quick!)


Owner: Lynn
Tank size:
125 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 20 neons
  • 2 pacu (small)
  • 15 cardinals
  • 3 dwarf gourami
  • 3 gold gourami
  • 6 black tetras
  • 12 cory cats
  • 5 zebra danios
  • 4 giant danios

Densly planted with driftwood and rock. Filtration-3 Whisper 5 powerfilters, 2 Shark poweheads w/UGF.

Owner: Lynn
Tank size:
20 Gallon high
Fish in the tank:

  • 4 harlequin rasbora
  • 4 cherry barbs
  • 4 cloud mountain minnows
  • 2 clown loaches

Planted with lots of driftwood and rock. Filtration-Whisper 2 powerfilter, UGF w/ 1 small powerhead.

Owner: Lynn
Tank size:
10 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 1 male betta
  • 2 female bettas
  • 3 rummy nosed tetras
  • 2 dwarf cories

Densly planted with lots of rock. Filtration-UGF and sponge filter operated by Tetra airpump.



Owner: Heather
Tank size:
10 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 1 Male Betta
  • 7 Neon Tetras
  • 1 Juli Cory Catfish
  • 1 otocyncloses
  • 1 Gold Mistery Snail

Owner: Jenny
Tank size:
120 gallon
Fish in the tank:

  • 5 male bettas
  • 30 female bettas
  • 10 pygmy cory cats
  • 5 ottos

Bare bottom, 4 Jungle sponge filters(each for up to 125 gal.), Silent Air 6 airpump, 2 metal halide lights, Rena Excel 300 watt heater. This tank has about 250 clay pots of liveplants that are potted in Flourite. The tank also has several large pieces of driftwood. This is a tank people said wouldn't work because of the fish I have.

Owner: Jeremy
Tank size:
10 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 1 Kribensis
  • 2 Juli Cory Cats
  • 1 Gold Ram
  • 1 Festivum
  • 1 Red Tail Shark
  • 1 Kuli Loach
  • 1 Sunset Wag Platy


Owner: Tony
Tank size:
5 1/2 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 2 Fancy Guppy's
  • 2 Glassfish
  • 2 Neon Tetra's
  • 1 Tire Track Eel
  • 1 Chinese Algae Eater
  • 2 Balloon Mollies

Owner: Karen
Tank size:
30 Gallon Long
Fish in the tank:

  • 2 Glass Tetras
  • 2 Black Tetras
  • 2 Neon Tetras (Lost a few)
  • 4 Rummy Nose Tetra
  • 3 Blood Fins
  • 2 Scissor Tale Rasbora (nice)
  • 2 Cory cats
  • 1 Alvinco Pleco (great fish)

Owner:Jared
Tank size:
35 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 7 Lemon Yellow Cichlids
  • 1 Red Tail Shark
  • 2 Chinese Algae Eaters
  • 8 Tiger Barbs



Owner:Katy
Tank size:
45 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 4 blue longfin danios
  • 4 rosy barbs
  • 2 sunset variatus
  • 1 blue gourami
  • 5 leopard longfin danios
  • 1 gold gourami
  • 1 gold nugget pl*co
  • 1 marble angel
  • 1 black veil angel
  • 1 german blue blushing angel

In the 45 gallon, which I am still building up as it is only 8 months running... 25% water change weekly, running on Whisper 3 filter (biobags changed monthly), temp steady at 78F, fluorescent lights 12 on/12 off, a few live plants to keep phosphorus levels down.

Owner:Katy
Tank size:
10 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 1 banjo corydoras catfish
  • 1 neon tetra
  • 1 albino corydoras catfish
  • 7 assorted fancy guppies
  • 1 otocinclus
  • 1 red cap goldfish

The 10 gallon has been running steadily for a good 2 or 3 years. Obviously the fish have changed a fair amount as this tank tends to hold little short lived guys =). This tank, as it's a bit overloaded right now, gets about 35% water changed weekly. Also runs on a Whisper filter with biobag changed monthly. Temp at 76F, halogen lights 12 on/12 off. Guppies breeding like rabbits. =)

Owner:Axel Ortiz
Tank size:
44 gal. - Pentagram
Fish in the tank:

  • 5 Tiger Barbs
  • 6 Med-size Bala Sharks
  • 2 Blue Duarfs
  • 1 Cory Cat
  • 1 Pleco

Took awhile to set up and stabilize, but It was worth the waiting.



Owner:Dave
Tank size:
20 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 7 Gold Barbs
  • 3 Cherry Barbs
  • 2 Otocinclus

Owner:Dexter
Tank size:
10 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 6 fancy guppys
  • 2 male juli corys
  • 1 female juli cory
  • 1 male betta
  • 3 female bettas
  • 2 female black kuhli loaches
  • 3 male black kuhli loaches

I use 1 regular sponge filter and have 5 banna plants. The loaches are breeding like crazy...

Owner:anonymous
Tank size:
55 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 2 jurupari
  • 1 pleco
  • 1 red tailed shark
  • 3 giant danios
  • 2 red swordfish


Owner:Lara
Tank size:
10 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 3 Neon Tetras
  • 3 Black Neon Tetras
  • 2 Scissortail Rasboras
  • 1 Cherry Barb
  • 1 Albino Chocolate Pleco
  • 1 African Dwarf Frog
  • 1 Flounder
  • 1 Ramshorn Snail
  • 1 Gold Mystery Snail
  • 2 Black Mystery Snails

Owner:wayde
Tank size:
30 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 6 guppies
  • 2 rams
  • 3 green corys
  • 5 cardinal neons
  • 2 golden wonder killi
  • 5 endlers livebearers
  • 1 pleco
  • live plants

Owner:Apocalypse
Tank size:
35 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 4 Glass catfish
  • 9 Kuhli loaches
  • 1 Tire track eel
  • 1 Peacock eel
  • 2 Bumblebee gobies
  • 1 Knight goby
  • 5 Siamese fightingfish(girls)
  • 14 neons(now there are 7)
  • 1 Sole(or flounder)
  • 2 plecos


Owner:Adam
Tank size:
4 feet 55 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 6 Guppy's
  • 3 Black Knife Fish
  • 8 Neon Tetra's
  • 5 Red Tail Sharks
  • 2 Danio
  • 2 Angel's
  • 3 Tiger Barbs
  • 1 Green Moss Barb
  • 2 Silver Mollies
  • 2 Rainbow Sharks
  • 3 Sucking Catfish

Owner:novafish
Tank size:
42 gal glass hex
Fish in the tank:

  • 9 corydoras habrosus (a pygmy)
  • 5 leopard danio
  • 3 otocinclus
  • 2 dwarf gourami (m)
  • 8 glowlight tetra

Reasonably well planted, I have had fish in the tank for 7 weeks, introduced gradually. I plan to add more corydoras over the next few months (possibly 5 corydoras oiapoquensis). I may also increase the glowlights to 10.

Owner:Eric Wang
Tank size:
50 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • upwards 20 neon tetras
  • 3 marble angels
  • 2 veil-tail angels
  • 4 oto cats
  • 3 albino cories
  • 3 upside down catfish

Decorated densely with plants, including anubias, java ferns, amazon swords, tape grass, and pieces of driftwood. Running on a Whisper 3 filter and kept at 76F.




Owner:Amy Gurnee
Tank size:
30 Gallons long
Fish in the tank:

  • 3 red eyed tetras
  • 4 salt and pepper platys
  • 3 red velvet swordtails
  • 2 zebra danios
  • 6 silver danios
  • 1 male betta
  • 1 pleco

My tank currently contains one feeder guppy that survived and several baby mollies and swordtails as well as the above.

Owner:Laura
Tank size:
30 Gallon long
Fish in the tank:

  • 3 Rosy Barbs (1M, 2Fe)
  • 4 Black Skirt Tetras
  • 6 Pristella Tetras
  • 3 Head and Tail light Tetras
  • 1 Congo Tetra
  • 1 Red Phantom Tetra
  • 1 Emporer Tetra
  • 2 Corys
  • 1 Kuhli Loach

Congo tetra, red phantom and emporer tetra are the sole survivors of schools. On a H.O.T. Magnum filter at @78 F.

Owner:Bryan
Tank size:
10 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 1 red bellied pirhana
  • 1 jewel cichlid
  • 1 tough guppy

I have no clue how this baby guppy has survived in this tank. It is kept at 82 degrees and is aerated by one of those desktop fountains flowing down into it.
I also have another 10 gallon tank devoted to breeding guppies as feeders.



Owner:Bryan
Tank size:
20 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 1 6 inch largemouth bass
  • 1 small bluegill
  • 1 green sunfish
  • 1 black ghost knife fish
  • 1 kuhli loach
  • 1 small painted turtle

I started this tank with just a mistreated baby turtle that someone gave me. It was only the size of a half dollar at the time and its shell was soft because it had not ever been given light or a sunning rock. The wild fish are from my ecology class. The tank has a biowheel and is maintained at 74 degrees.

Owner:Zack
Tank size:
25 Gallon Eclipse
Fish in the tank:

  • 15 Cardinal Tetras
  • 2 Bandit Corys

Substrate, 2 Bags of Flourite And 1 Inch of Congo Gravel on top of the flourite. It's a heavily planted aquarium. its an awesome tank folks

Owner:
Tank size:
55 Gallons
Fish in the tank:

  • 2 medium sized angels
  • 2 3-spot gurami's
  • 1 betta
  • 5 leopard danios
  • 5 zebra long finned danios
  • 4 cory cats
  • 1 pleco
  • 1 small flounder
  • 1 red tailed shark

I have a well planted 55 gal. hexicon plexiglass tank my husband built me. The angels definately rule the roost but every one seems to get along well. I do 25% water changes once a week and change my filter once a month.My tank has never looked better. I recommend doing a planted aquaria, it's beautiful and the quality of water is so much better and the fish love it!



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