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I'm thinkin about getting a rhom, a small one that will be with me for a very long time. What size tank would work well for a solitary rhom? I want to do red sand with a black background, but does anyone know where i could find red sand? I was going to get a large tank and get a shoal of rbp's but i think it would be more conveinant for me right now (since i will be renting a house) to have a smaller tank with one fish. Anyway yeah, size, shape, any general knowledge would be helpful.
 

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A 40g would last a rhomb for a long time if you are getting juvinile speciman.For tank decor you would only need couple of bushy plants with little piece of bogwood,just so he or she has somwhere to retreat too.The lighting for the tank needs to be a little dimmed as most piranhas hate bright lighting.
Rhomb's are usually very aggressive and will kill any other fish in the same tank so you will never be able to house any other fish with him...and there you have it.
 

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get him a 75 gal, mine loves his
 

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Cobra said:
Wats a 40 gal breeder? wats it look like?
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36 inches wide, 18 inches deep. Instead of long and narrow it's a nice open space for him to swim around in. I personally greatly prefer them over narrower tanks, the fish has more room to swim around than he would in a 55 gallon and it's a bit less claustrophobic for turning around in as well.
 

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thats what my rhom is in. and hes still very comfortable in it. atleast he seems it. my signature says 48 gallons because thats what the measurements come out to actually. i definately prefer the shorter, wider tanks way more than the taller narrow ones. most of the time p's stick to the bottom anyway, atleast thats what ive noticed
 

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Thats true..........I checked and a 75, 80, 90 gal tanks are the same dimensions exept 80 and 90 gal are a little taller by a few inches. I wonder y ppl spend that extra cash..........when p's mostly stick to the lower part of the tank. Why are they called breeder tanks? I dont think I've ever seen tanks with dimensions like that at any lfs.
 

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Thats true..........I checked and a 75, 80, 90 gal tanks are the same dimensions exept 80 and 90 gal are a little taller by a few inches. I wonder y ppl spend that extra cash..........when p's mostly stick to the lower part of the tank. Why are they called breeder tanks? I dont think I've ever seen tanks with dimensions like that at any lfs.
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They're not that common but they have them here and there. There's a 40 breeder at a big als I'm picking up next week.

As for 75,80,90, it's all about water parameters. It's a whole lot easier to keep water clean with a higher volume of water, this is especially true if you plan on stocking heavily.
 
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