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    Hello AC world,

    By August I plan to have a 75 gallon cycled and stocked. I have decided to stock it with
    1 Oscar
    1 sunshine pleco

    Filtration will be a canister filter designed for 100 gallon tank with a gph of 320.

    The O and plec will both be around 2 inches when I buy them. My questions are;
    1) Will the bio load of these two small fish be enough to maintain the BB colony in the 75 gallon tank?
    2) Will the BB colony match the Oscar's growth rate of about an inch a month?

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    Your BB should be able to keep up with the fish no problem as long as you keep adding ammonia until you put the fish in. Once they are in it should be no problem keeping up with the growth of the oscar. Just make sure you test about once a week or so especially when you notice a lot of growth in the oscar.

    I think you might want to add another HOB filter. You should really have enough filtration that is rated for double your tank size. I would suggest an AquaClear 50 to add in addition to your canister.

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    Thanks ryann. I will start looking AC 50. I plan on using a lot of seeding materials from my other tanks.
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    I would cycle the tank as normal prior to introducing the new fish, once in, you will get a die off of bacteria down to the level produced by the baby oscar and pleco but it will gradually recultivate as your fish grow. I cannot imagine it will be an issue as any growth will be gradual and over many months. Like Ryann suggested, test the water parameters on a scheduled basis to monitor for any readings of ammo or nitrite.

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    Thanks firefly. This is going to be my first big tank and I m kinda nervous and want to make sure I plan for the future.
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    Very exciting! Do post some photos when it's set up. I would love to get a tank that big one day.

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    If I were you I would get a pleco that is bigger by a couple of inches than the Oscar at time of purchase. The pleco will grow slower than the Oscar. Very soon after buying the fish the Oscar will be able to eat the pleco. Remember that the pleco is smaller boddied than the Oscar at the same length.
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    Agreed about the pleco size. The O will grow very fast while the pleco won't.

    I would go with an AC 70 or a 110 and not the 50. The 50 really wouldn't add much to a 75 gallon tank.
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    I don't think I would do the pleco at all. The oscar will just kill it later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldoerr
    If I were you I would get a pleco that is bigger by a couple of inches than the Oscar at time of purchase. The pleco will grow slower than the Oscar. Very soon after buying the fish the Oscar will be able to eat the pleco. Remember that the pleco is smaller boddied than the Oscar at the same length.
    Ok I'll do that shouldn't be a problem.
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