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    I'm mentally designing a new tank in my head. Probably for no reason, but you never know. I'm thinking of a 6' long tank, probably a 125 gallons. The goal would be to have the stock list focused around a single, large fish. No groups of cichlids or schooling fish this time - something big and interesting. The rest of the stock, if any, would be based around that one centerpiece fish.

    So... if you were doing it, what would that one fish be?
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    I would think you'd need a much bigger aquarium for a largemouth. They can get big! I think if I were considering a native fish I'd want to aim more for something like a bluegill or pumpkinseed.
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    Any pike cichlid from lugubris family (any one, lenticulata, atabapo 1, marmorata)

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    Rocksor's got some intriguing possibilities...

    Both knifefish and bichirs spend most of their time sitting or hiding, don't they? Might not be the most interesting centerpiece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Are peacock bass hard to find??
    Definitely some pretty fish there.

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    I'd build an Amazon biotope...
    When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like an amazon biotope.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brhino View Post



    When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like an amazon biotope.
    Hey I branched out a lil and did my rainbow tank :P

    But seriously I do have plans of a 6' long rainbow tank with some serious driftwood and plants!

    Another dream is a 6' Congo biotope
    Last edited by AmazonJoe; 07-27-2017 at 08:03 PM.

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