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    Im wanting to upgrade tanks sometime soon and Im trying to decide how big I need to go. I what to put my 2 sevs, 2 rams and add in an oscar, 3 convicts and 2 pictus cats. How big would I need?
    Unless there is a compatiblity issue I dont want to change this stocking I just didnt know how big I should go. I also dont want to be on the verge of being overstocked.
    I wont be doing this until I move to a bigger place I am wanting to start watch CL or planning a plywood tank build depending on whichever I can do cheaper.

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    The rams will never work in that mix. The rest would work in a 150 maybe even 120.

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    150g minimum imo. Others with more experience with large fish may disagree. Also, I'd be concerned about the oscar eating the rams or the catfish.
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    I can loose the rams no prob and even the cats. So 150ish would be good?
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    Standard 6ft 125G would be what I would say, the 150G would be best but the foot print on most 150s is the same as the 125G...they are just taller. Definatly go for a 6ft tank...the Oscar and Sevs will appreciate it.
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    the 6 foot 125 gal tank is definately the way to go at the minimum. your gonna want to lose the rams, they can't last in that setup.

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    Ok thanks guys. Is there somthing else that would fit in my 29gal for now that would work better in this mix than the convicts. Im wanting to grow out the fish for that tank now except the oscar since I dont have a place for him.
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    If you want rams, they work fine in a 29gal*

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndorranPrince
    If you want rams, they work fine in a 29gal*
    I already have the rams If I go with the big tank I will probably sell my other tanks to fund big tank. So anything that wont go with the sevs and an oscar I will find a good home for they are the only thing Im set on having.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mollielover
    I already have the rams If I go with the big tank I will probably sell my other tanks to fund big tank. So anything that wont go with the sevs and an oscar I will find a good home for they are the only thing Im set on having.
    Just a word of advice...I wouldn't buy the growout fish until you have the appropriate tank for them. What if you cram all these fish in a 29 gallon tank that will quickly outgrow it, then you get in a tight spot and can't afford the larger tank? Also...If you are selling the 29 to pay for the 125...where does the 125 have a chance to properly cycle? Just some thoughts.
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