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New 75 gallon! Stocking suggestions?
Old 03-07-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
 
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New 75 gallon! Stocking suggestions?

I am in the middle of cleaning a 75 gallon that I got off of craigslist. Originally I wanted to do a African tank, but I think I will save some money and use the decor and substrate that came with the tank which would make me lean toward SA Cichlids. After I clean it and set it back up, hopefully it will still be cycled, which will mean that I will first transfer over my angels from my 30 gallon. After that, I need suggestions of fish to look for that are going to be colorful and large. I sort of want to put an oscar and JD in, but I am afraid that in a year or two, I wont be able to have any other fish than those two in there. If there was proper filtration, how many large fish could I fit in there? And what would be some of the more interesting(colorful) ones?
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:25 PM   #2
 
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I am in the middle of cleaning a 75 gallon that I got off of craigslist. Originally I wanted to do a African tank, but I think I will save some money and use the decor and substrate that came with the tank which would make me lean toward SA Cichlids. After I clean it and set it back up, hopefully it will still be cycled, which will mean that I will first transfer over my angels from my 30 gallon. After that, I need suggestions of fish to look for that are going to be colorful and large. I sort of want to put an oscar and JD in, but I am afraid that in a year or two, I wont be able to have any other fish than those two in there. If there was proper filtration, how many large fish could I fit in there? And what would be some of the more interesting(colorful) ones?
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:14 PM   #3
 
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I was thinking about a gourami or two, but I don't think I will be doing loaches in this tank. I already have 3 burmese border loaches in my 30 gallon. Any other suggestions?
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:58 PM   #4
 
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If you go Jack Dempsey/Oscar, you'll be limited although they get along w/ each other. With them you'll be looking at Plecos/Sharks.

I always like Angels :P
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:57 PM   #5
 
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Well now I am thinking about skipping the oscar and doing something like a JD, a green terror, and a firemouth. It might be a little longer than I thought to get fish in there. I just bought everything to build a canopy for the tank, and I will also be building a wet/dry sump for it. Then I will have to cycle it...
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