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I am seriously thinking about getting 5 RBP for my 55g. For filtration I want to use two filters, one on each side. What do you think I should do?
 

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For 5 Ps in a 55 you need a bigger tank not two filters!

Buy a 70 g with two AC300 (AC500 will do better)

If you can buy the 70 g, buy only 3 small Ps and get the bigger tank before they get larger!
 

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True.. if you read some of the past postings, some are already having trouble with 4 in a 55 gal.
 

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serjuanca88 said:
I am seriously thinking about getting 5 RBP for my 55g. For filtration I want to use two filters, one on each side. What do you think I should do?
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OK, you guys really got me confused. In the piranha forum i was told that i should have between 3-7 RBPs in a 55. I opt for 5. Now here you tell me that i need a 70g. Im kinda confused here.
 

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serjuanca88 said:
OK, you guys really got me confused. In the piranha forum i was told that i should have between 3-7 RBPs in a 55. I opt for 5. Now here you tell me that i need a 70g. Im kinda confused here.
What forum?? Can you show us a link to where you found this??
 

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Believe me 5 Ps=70g, 55g=2-3Ps.!
 

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serjuanca88 said:
OK, you guys really got me confused. In the piranha forum i was told that i should have between 3-7 RBPs in a 55. I opt for 5. Now here you tell me that i need a 70g. Im kinda confused here.
You can keep 5 reds in a 55 for a while when they are still small. A 55 is a good tank to grow them a little, but eventually (I'd say when they reach about 5", or getting very intolerant of each other), you'll need to upgrade to at least 80 gallons, preferably more...
 

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serjuanca88 said:
OK, you guys really got me confused. In the piranha forum i was told that i should have between 3-7 RBPs in a 55. I opt for 5. Now here you tell me that i need a 70g. Im kinda confused here.
You can keep 5 reds in a 55 for a while when they are still small. A 55 is a good tank to grow them a little, but eventually (I'd say when they reach about 5", or getting very intolerant of each other), you'll need to upgrade to at least 80 gallons, preferably more...
Couldn't have told ya any better..
 

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I'm probally going to have to get rid of them in three years when I move. So can i keep 5 for that time in a 55g? I don't think they will get too big in three years.
 

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Propperly fed and cared for RBS can grow up to 5-7" within a yr. And sorry to say (again).. your 5 in your 55 will not make it. I say 3 of the strongest can surely get to that stage, while the others will get killed.
 

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I have no problem with only three. I was origionally only going to get three anyways, but then peolple started telling me 5 would be better.
 
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