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Ok guys, I have had a few posts on this about my new 4-5"rhom. I have him currently in a 20g tall. I am looking at getting a new tank this weekend. I was thinking of getting a 72g bowfront for him. Or transfer my five 4" rbp into the bowfront and move the rhom to the 55g. Is a 72g bowfront big enough for the 5 rbp? What about keeping the rhom in there for life? Is it a big enough tank? I want to avoid the 125 because I don't want to have to move it when I move out. Also I have a penguin330 running on my 20g tall. If I just use this filter on my new tank, and put some gravel and bioballs from my 55g tank and wet/dry into the new tank, how long should I wait to put in the p's? Any input would be helpful. I also have the option of just going with another 55g or a regular 75g. The only difference in the regular 75g and my 55g is that the 75 is wider. Would this be a big difference? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I wonder if this is right forum for this? Hehe.
 

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Your option on putting your 4 RBs in the 75 gal is suitable, as well as the 55 gal for your Rhom. In my opinion, Id keep the recent equipment on the 55 gal and just buy a whole new set up for the 75 gal. But dont forget to cycle the tank for a couple of days before you decide to throw in your RBs.
 

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See, the thing is...
I have two penguin 330's sitting around. One is on the 20g that the rhom is in now. I will use that one and the spare in my closet on my new tank. I will then keep the 20 gallon as a hospital tank. I also have the lights from my 55g tank in my closet, I have a new light setup on the 55g now. I am going to keep everything on the 55g that's on there now. I have a wet/dry filter on there. I figure when I set up my new tank, I can take some gravel and bio balls from the already established tank and put them in the cycling tank. I wonder how long I should wait before putting the new fish in the new tank. Also, the 330 filter that is on the 20g now, it has been cycled and has plenty of bacteria on the biowheels, so that will also help my new tank to cycle faster. So the bowfront will be fine for 5 rbp? This is gonna be soo cool. Now I will have four tanks with over 160 gallons in my tiny little room! And my new rhom will have plenty of space to roam! He just sits in the cave all day, and the next morning I find pieces of feeder fish floating and find I am missing some guppies!! Yay, he is eating! That is a good sign!
 

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I wonder how long I should wait before putting the new fish in the new tank.
However long it takes to cycle. I would say just throw in some of your used media but be patient and do weekly (or more frequent) water tests to ensure suitable water. DONT rush it.

I would feel fine if you put your 5 rbp in your 75g because they are only 4 inches. Be aware that they will not be able to live "for life" in this tank but they should be able to make it around comfortably for quite some time. Anyone have a different opinion?

I think your 4 inch rhom would be mighty happy in the 55g as it will grow very slowly. Be sure to turn the lights down way low and provide some hiding spots.

My advice: Dont rush the cycle, be patient, and have fun with it.

Good luck!

Mike
 

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Thanx for the input. I will definitely not put the p's into the tank until it has cycled. I just wondered with all that used media how long it would take. Thanx
 

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If the 55G is the standard 55G then it will not be good enough for a Rhom for life. The 55G is only 12" wide and Rhoms can get up to 15+". Granted it could live in the 55G for a long time though.
 

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Oh I know that. I just don't want to get anything bigger than a 75 gallon until I move. Moving a 75 gallon is going to be hard enough!
 
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