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    I recently bought a tank that is about 190 gallons, 3' cubed. Still trying to decide what to stock it with. I have mostly done african cichlids in the past. Looking for suggestions.

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    Your possibilities are endless. And I am jealous of that tank

    Personally if I were you I'd do something like Natures Chaos

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    Also, it has a center post overflow to a sump below.

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    You could have a great variety of peaceful (relatively speaking LOL) south american cichlids in a tank that size. Blood Parrots, Severums, Geos, Angels ... it would be gorgeous

    I recently saw a 200 gal Tin Foil Barb tank. It was stunning. Lots of driftwood and about 5 barbs - all upwards of 6 - 8 inches each.

    You'll have to let us know what you come up with and pictures are a must.
    How do you plan to cycle this tank?
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
    90 Gal Journal:
    fishless cycling:
    fish in cycling:

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    3' cubed! That is huge and deep. Have fun vacuuming that gravel.

    Are you planning on a natural looking planted tank with rocks and driftwood?

    Are you looking for huge variety of fish? Bigger Fish? or lots of smaller fish?

    I am such a big fan of Cyprinidae Barbinae (barbs) I always recommend large schools of barbs. You could do some really impressive stocking with a mix of Tiger barbs, Odessa Barbs, Golden Barbs, Cherry Barbs, Denisons Barbs, Then do some Rainbow Sharks and Cory Cats in the bottom with a few exotic plecos, and up the schools of fish to the 20s and 30s and you could have a relaly impressive community tank.
    55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"

    Video of 55GAL Tank - DEC 2012

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    I want to do a natural looking tank. I have never done live plants, but have always wanted to. I have a 400w MH light with a couple PC lights as well. Filtering right now is in the sump through several layers of filter pads - carbon, poly, etc.. Right now I am working on refinishing the cabinet to match my office a little better.

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    Here is a picture of me sitting in the tank, fixing a leak in the center post overflow.

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    Carbon is a long argument waiting to happen,

    but my god that tank is awesome. Try to find a few nice pieces of Malaysian driftwood, nice rough looking rocks and determine what substrate you want.

    The nice thing is the the footprint isn't too big, so substrate won't cost too much. You can build up the driftwood around the center piece, so it looks like a tree with unwater roots..

    Just an idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    Personally if I were you I'd do something like Natures Chaos
    I love that tank. I think I may try to do something similar.

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    400w MH!.. Hello Power bill!

    It's not mine but I would be tempted to be minimally substrate planted but with anubius on the large DW hardscape and some floating plants, It would simplify things from a maintenance perspective. [Red Root Floater anyone? ] Possibly get some bulletproof wisteria and chop it low for a while so it divides and let it go crazy after it bushes out a bit.

    From a stocking perspective I don't find 3'x3' all that appealing for larger SA cichlids. I would find a couple things you like the look of and have massive schools of them. You have a nice footprint for shoals of corys and loaches and several interesting plecos also. Shrimp too.

    This could be a swirling vortex of fish awesomeness

    Just an idea :-D
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