Hello all. I am planning a 240 gallon tank that i hope to be setting up soon. I have a pretty good idea of what i want and the numbers, I just need to make sure i am within the tanks capacity. I know the best way to determine how many fish will fit is to add fish and keep tabs on the parameters until you find where the equilibrium in your tank is. However, i prefer to have some other opinions on the stocking before i get started to make sure i'm not far beyond my capacity from the beginning. It's always easier to add fish than it is to rehome them.
The tank will be a 240 gallon tank. 8x2x2 (feet).
The tank will be heavily planted.
I will be running at least two large canister filters and two penguin 350 HOBs. Is this enough filtration? Not enough?
The running fish list looks like this:
35 tiger barbs (mixed)
2 BN pleco
1-2 red tail sharks
1 rainbow shark
3-4 Ctenopoma acutirostre
6-10 cories (probably pandas)
10+ roseline sharks (torpedo barbs)
The numbers aren't concrete yet. I'm not even positive about the fish list yet. It's going to be a huge experiment and requires a lot of adding the right fish at the right time. The Ctenopoma acutirostre will be the last to be added, the sharks second to last - and yes, there will be lots and LOTS of division in the tank to break up their territories.
Filtration - too much, too little?
Fish - too many, still have room?
Any other problems you foresee?