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Thread: Stocking options for 100G
12-10-2013, 03:37 AM #1Member CoryCat
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Stocking options for 100G
So, I'm thinking about how to stock my new freshwater tank. So many choices, and tanks never seem large enough!!!!!!! I think I want to pull my 9 platys out of my 55 and leave that tank to the tiger barbs. What I can't decide is if I want a few larger ornamental fish like angel fish, butterfly fish or oscars, or if I should go with a large school of small shoaling fish, or several different types of smaller fish (catfish, platys, rasboras, etc). Ideas anyone?!?!?! I like lively active tanks. I've heard clown loaches are fun too…. Oh too many choices.
12-10-2013, 09:53 AM #2
The options for yourself are pretty much endless. Really depends if you want a community set up, mid/large cichlid set up.
Mines would have to be something like:
2 Blue Acaras
10 Denison Barbs or 10 congo tetras
1 Synodontis sp (maybe a clown, or featherfin)
Then either a schooling bottom fish like clown loaches (assuming you bought them in the 2-3inch region as they take years to grow) or else maybe a large school of brochis coriesMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
12-10-2013, 11:17 AM #3
A group of adult clowns will need a 6ft tank.
It all depends on personal preference and a bit on the tank dimensions as well. If it comes with decent lights you could do a well planted dutch style and keep a large shoal of a small fish. Could look stunning.
Another option is a river setup. Few powerheads for extra flow and you could well do something like this:
What's your water like? If you got really soft water there's various blackwater biotopes you could do. A driftwood setup for 3-4 panaque and supplement with a shoal of diamond tetra for example or gold tetra. Would be a long term commitment though given the lifespan of these panaque. I saw a superb panaque tank not that long ago. Jumble of wood, load of frogbit on the top and a shoal of at least 30 Hemigrammus rodwayi.
12-10-2013, 12:49 PM #4
12-10-2013, 01:47 PM #5
Where are the platies going to go? If they are destined for the 100G you can rule out any large cichlids that they will be lunch for.
Do you want planted or hardscape only?
As talldutchie asks, what kind of water do you get from your tap?
12-10-2013, 06:55 PM #6Member CoryCat
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My tap water is on the hard side. Angel fish wouldn't be able to eat the Platys would they? I'm debating on planting. I don't think I can get enough light with the fixtures that came with the tank. So, I'd need to add more light fixtures, or stick to hardscape/fake.
12-10-2013, 07:33 PM #7
I think two large schools of Denison barbs and Congo tetra would look great together with maybe Pearl Gourami as the bigger fish and a little bigger catfish like Porthole (Dianema urostriatum) would look well together.
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