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I'm thinking about getting a fish tank and wanted to see what I'm getting into first. I want to get somewhere around 55 gallon I think.

Is this OK to put in an upstairs room?

I guess I just want some things to lookout for from the ppl who have them.

Thanks!

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I dont see a problem with putting a 55 gallon upstairs...but like everyone else here, I am not an expert.  I would recommend posting your questions on a forum geared toward fishing tanks/aquariums.  

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Thanks....I just figured there would be a lot of ppl here that had aquariums and could give me some pointers.

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Nobody has advice for me???

I would like to have a section of land inside and the rest water...can this be done with any tank?

Should I buy new or used...there are a ton for sale on craigslist pretty cheap.

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Send Raul a PM, he has experience with all aspects of aquarium maintenance.

Good luck!

8-)

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I got some advice for you. Don't get a fishtank of that size and defininatly don't put it on carpet or upstairs. My last one was 30 gals. When I came home one day the fish were laying on the carpet, the carpet was stained with the colored pebbles, and the front panel was in a 1000 pieces. It took several visits by Service Master to get most of the color out of the carpet, but some they never could-replaced it with a laminated floor.

Fish tanks, no thanks.

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Been keeping saltwater fish for almost 15 years now. When we lived on the 3rd floor in Providence I had my 90 gallon set up. No big deal....

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If you own the home, you could check with the builder if the upper floor can hold the weight.

If you rent, better check with the landlord first.

Doubtful you'd want a saltwater tank, as it's more maintenance vs. freshwater.

Best place to go for advice is a place where they specialize in fish tanks (not the local pet store).  Look for someplace that focuses on "home aquariums".

Bottom line: do your homework and you'll be fine.

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check with the builder if the upper floor can hold the weight.

x2.

would like to have a section of land inside and the rest water...can this be done with any tank?

That ain 't an aquarium my friend, that 's called a palidarium.

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