What would you stock in this tank.

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  1. Lanner

    Lanner Active Member

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    It's a 150l bow front medium planted although it will be planted heavily.
    Running aquaclear. 1800lph canister plus a 600lph power head for even flow around bottom of substrate and plants.
    Substrate is 2 cm dirt/compost with 4cm pool filter sand on top. Leaching from dirt has stopped and parameters are steady filter is cycled and ready for fish.


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    A couple of Boesemani (Melanotedia Boesemani) or Red Rainbows Melanotaenia Incisus) would look good.
    You can also add some smaller fish, like Harlequin Rasbora (Trigonostigma heteromorpha) or Glowlight Danio (Danio Choprai)
    Depending on what ground cover plants you use, I would go with Bristle Nose Plecostomus (Ancistrus sp) or Otto's (Otocinclus vestitus)
    I have found that Ancistrus tend to dig up the Glossostigma I have in my tank.
     
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    I would love to put rainbows in but I feel the tank is a bit small for adults it is more a deep tank rather than long, I was thinking more along the lines of a breeding pair of super veil koi angels to show off and use the depth of the tank. I agree with ottos and I was thinking some panda corys since I have a surplus of them mid and top water is open for ideas.

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    I agree, tank prob a bit too small for a group of Rainbows.

    A SA theme
    How about some medium/small Tetras: Bleeding Heart, Lemon, Rummy Nose etc Say 3 groups of 7.
    A few Corries.
    And maybe a pair of Rams
     
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    BoelderBeestie Discus-Guppy-RCS-CRS

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    Angels yes and the ottos and corys with say 15-30 galaxie rasboras/cardinals or neons just to liven it up a bit.
     
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    I am toying with the idea of gambling big with my plants by adding a pair of Kribensis or Rainbow cichlids or maybe some Firemouths they are all fairly peacefully but they tend to dig like crazy when breeding.I wonder if I add some more rocks and caves? I like the dwarf cichlids like rams and apistos but love the more rambunctious medium species. What do you guys think. ( BTW I have bred all the above in planted tanks before without to much damage)
    But never in a heavily planted show tank


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    29 cherry barbs and carries.
     
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    Never mind the cichlids are a stupid idea once they hit the dirt it will turn into a huge mess

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    I would do a pair of German blue rams or if they not compatible with what other fish u want to stock Bolivian rams. They are such fun to watch and very pretty
     
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    Also have a look at the fairy cichlid or the golden eye cichlid. They all suppose to be rather peaceful
     
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    Goldeneye might work but fairys dig when spawning thanks for the input


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    I just phoned my LFS and asked what Rams they have... They have 6 electric blue and 6 balloon rams. I reserved the lot I'll pick them up on Thursday when I have a few hours off.
    I must be nuts I need therapy help me I can't help myself I already have 18 tanks 3 ft and larger.
    PLEASE HELP!!!!

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    fishanatic Tales of the sword

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    Lol the name of this site should change from tasa to fishaholics anonymous

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    Stock answer ... 1 male and two female guppies ... sit back watch the fun.
     
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    I concur with @f-fish Guppies seems to gaining momentum on this forum lol...

    Personally I would opt for a couple of pearlscale or white &red Ryukin goldfish for this tank.
     
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    I would do some black skirt tetras maybe 15, a pair of upsidedown catfish or pictus catfish and a pair of Kribs
     
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    fishanatic Tales of the sword

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    I'm currently going micky mouse platy crazy lol.

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    Collected the rams today feeling a bit disappointed they are tiny but I suppose they can grow into the tank, the pair of angels was going to put in the tank decided to spawn so now I have to wait before moving them.
    I ordered 10 otocinclus affinis (golden ottos) as the cleanup crew for the tank together with the panda corys.
    So my final setup will be:
    1 pair super veil angels
    6 electric blue rams
    5 balloon rams
    10 golden ottos
    10 panda corys

    What do you think?



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    I would go with:
    Bottom: (choose one only)
    10 Corys (albino or pepper corys) or
    10 Ottos

    Top:(choose one only )
    12 Harlequin rasboras
    12 white clouds
    12 zebra danios(if you want more activity go with these guys)

    Middle (choose one only)
    12 neon tetra
    12 black neons
    12 x ray tetras
    8 -10 dwarf neon rainbowfish

    Centrepiece (choose one only)
    Pearl gourami
    1 pair of blue rams

    That's what I would go for. Not too full and not empty and you have most of the tank sections covered
     

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