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  1. #1

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    Question Stocking a 75 gal


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    I originally posted this to the Harlequin Rasbora thread. Am re-posting here.


    Thanks for the advice. I definitely listen to those more knowledgeable than I !!! My confidence in correctly setting up my first tank has risen a lot since joining this forum. Would appreciate any ideas re this list. I am ready to do my flooring test and start saving for my equipment.

    Here is an updated preliminary stocking list:

    75 gal
    2 AC 110's
    Artificial plants, rock & wood decor, black background
    1 piece Natural driftwood (for BN Cat)
    Estes Marine Sand substrate - Black

    14 Harlequin Rasbora (a must for my tank)
    12 Skunk Cories (also a must)
    1 BN Catfish (also a must)
    8 Male Platies
    8 Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish

    Would like to add one more school - not sure what fish. Was thinking maybe GloFish (can choose color), but not sure.

    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Albino BNP

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    I would switch out two AC110s for a quality canister filter. They probably cost about the same anyway. You'll get much better results and the tank will look cleaner this way.

    I'd prefer live plants but thats up to you. The Neon Dwarf Rainbows need some heavy planting.

    I would drop the 8 platies and instead double the size of your rasbora school. They are a very nice fish to watch in large schools.

    You could add another BN pleco.

    You could add a few more rainbows as well... 75g is a lot of space to work with and most of the fish you've listed max out at 2-3" and don't contribute significant bioloads.

    Glo-fish are really zebra danios and therefore not a schooling fish. If you add them to the tank they'll just zip around. Its a very disorganized look but it gives nice contrast to the schooling fish like the HR. I keep danios with my Hr and I have to say the school versus the random sprinting is a good mix.

  3. #3

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    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady 
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    Post Stocking a 75 gal


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    Okay - I agree about the Rasboras - I added 6 more. I also added 2 more Neon Rainbows. Sorry, I love Platies and I think they need to stay.

    Re the BN Cat - can you have 2?

    As this is my first tank, I want to stick to artificial decor. Can always switch to live plants when I have more experience.

    Also, saw on another post about inline heaters for canister filters. I might like to go that route.

    75 gal
    1 Eheim 2215
    1 AC 110
    Artificial plants, rock & wood decor, black background
    1 piece Natural driftwood (for BN Cat)
    Estes Marine Sand substrate - Black

    20 Harlequin Rasbora (a must for my tank)
    12 Skunk Cories (also a must)
    1 BN Catfish (also a must)
    8 Male Platies
    10 Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish

    I think I am getting close to a final list. Really like the fish on this list.

    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Albino BNP

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    In a tank that size I'm sure you could have 2. They breed pretty easily if they're happy, so you may end up with extra tank occupants if you get a male and female. People in my area are ALWAYS selling BNs which are trying to repopulate the tank.

    I would probably leave the stocking at what you have and not get any more species. You have done your research well and it's great to see you're planning on decent school sizes! You will love the Harleys, they're my favourite schooling fish.

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