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Making a 52 gallon leap in tank size, few questions :D


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So upgrading from a 20 long, to a 72 gallon bow front.

Curious... How many ranchu's can I have co-habiting inside at the same time?

Also, is this an ideal tank for ranchu's to grow to full size?

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I would put no more than two (or three, at the absolute most) to start. Then, once you get to know your new tank, and your parameters, a little better, you can think about adding another fish.

As someone who's been at this a while, I'd like to tell you how much less work it is to be understocked. If I had to do it over again, I think that I'd probably be a lot more conservative in my stocking. Lol!

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I would put no more than two (or three, at the absolute most) to start. Then, once you get to know your new tank, and your parameters, a little better, you can think about adding another fish.

As someone who's been at this a while, I'd like to tell you how much less work it is to be understocked. If I had to do it over again, I think that I'd probably be a lot more conservative in my stocking. Lol!

Yeah I was kinda thinking just the two to be honest, have them grow up with each other, I love my ranchu' and I hear they do better with a buddy. Don't know if its true or not but I don't mind getting another ranchu. I'm pretty excited bout all this space, instead of the 20 long, I'll have 4ft of space to play with and aquascape with live plants, So excited.

Thanks for your advice :D

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Yeah I was kinda thinking just the two to be honest, have them grow up with each other, I love my ranchu' and I hear they do better with a buddy. Don't know if its true or not but I don't mind getting another ranchu. I'm pretty excited bout all this space, instead of the 20 long, I'll have 4ft of space to play with and aquascape with live plants, So excited.

They do appear to be very social animals, and they do appear to enjoy the company of others; however, like humans, not all are social butterflies. I had a ryukin who was in a tank with two others, but he never really socialised with them He just swam around and did his own thing.

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Congratulations on your upgrade! Have a wonderful time creating this new bioworld for your fishies. I look forward to you sharing pictures!!! There, fantail1 (Lisa), beat you to the request. :)

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An early congrats to you!!! Upgrading is very exciting :D Right now, I have 2 in a 65 and although I could comfortably add another one, I think I might stick with 2. I agree with the others who have said understocking is quite nice :)

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If I was in your situation I would stick with two until that dream fish shows up then three would be perfect in there! :D Congrats

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Hehe well they said they'll deliver Tomorrow around noon, so there will most definitely be pics, though I'm crossing my fingers SO MUCH that its leak proof, good lord that's the largest worry at the moment of buying second hand, but I have positive thoughts these are good people, since they said they miss owning fish, and only stopped doing it because they didn't want to risk the structure of there house could support the weight.

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Personally, I am a bit lazy when it comes to water changes. I really just don't like doing them. So when I do them, I do a huge one, like 85%. I prefer to stock my tanks with a minimum of 20 gallons per fish, and to filter it heavily. 2 fish will be a breeze to maintain in there. 3 fish would probably need a water change every other week once they get large. 4 fish and you will be doing them weekly once the fish get large. It's really up to you to decide how often you want to change the water.

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I think I would do weekly large WCs no matter if the fish were small or I was understocked. This not only keeps things tidy, but it also helps the fish to grow well because they are in clean water all the time. Dissolved solids also make the water smell, so that is also a reason.

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If I were you, I would buy 2 really nice ranchu to put with your current one. I would order some from dandy orandas or East Coast ranchu, that you have some nice high quality chus to enjoy in that pretty tank.

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VeRy KoOL !! May be too bright with the other set of lights eh? Looks GREAT :)

Yeah definitely was a salt water aquarium, They gave me a "Salt water for dummies" book, and there coralife lights, and this one is plenty bright XD

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Looks good! Your fish is cute! Forever alone--no way. Brother or sister fish is waiting!

or...... L O V E R fish :whistle

Oooh, LOVER waiting in the wings!!

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Looks good! Your fish is cute! Forever alone--no way. Brother or sister fish is waiting!

or...... L O V E R fish :whistle

Oooh, LOVER waiting in the wings!!

Looks good! Your fish is cute! Forever alone--no way. Brother or sister fish is waiting!

or...... L O V E R fish :whistle

Oh god I hope not xD I don't have the space to handle a billion little ranchu babehs. but my ranchie has been swimming around the entire tank just back and forth side to side, zig zags, he's even stuck around behind the bubble line and swam in and out of it adorably. i'm so happy about the large amount of space my ranchie has.

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Congrats on the upgrade!! Your tank is lovely :heart

I'm in the 2-3 camp. Understocking is where it's at ;) Less work/worry, and if you come across something you absolutely have to have you have the room. I keep two in my 75 gallon ;)

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Congrats on the upgrade!! Your tank is lovely :heart

I'm in the 2-3 camp. Understocking is where it's at ;) Less work/worry, and if you come across something you absolutely have to have you have the room. I keep two in my 75 gallon ;)

Thanks ^__^ I can't wait to add in more plants though. I agree less stocking will be the best, I'm going to just do a duo so it'll be easier maintenance. So can't wait till I find that ranchu that catches my heart like this one did.

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