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post #1 of 22 Old 12-19-2007, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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stock suggestions for 210 G

i need help with choosing fish for the 210 g tank... i recently emptied out my asst african cichlid tank to make space for the big one...

once the tank is setup and running, i want to try something different...

Petstores in NY are endless, so i am going to stop by each one when i get a chance to see what they carry... would appreciate your comments and suggestions...
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post #2 of 22 Old 12-19-2007, 05:35 PM
A blackwater tank with SA dwarf cichlids, festivums, disccus, tetras, cories, farowellas, wood and alot of plants is impressive in at tank that size.
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A blackwater tank with SA dwarf cichlids, festivums, disccus, tetras, cories, farowellas, wood and alot of plants is impressive in at tank that size.
speaking of lots of plants... i have seen some heavily planted tanks online... when it comes to changing water and cleaning gravel... how do they do it... i use gravel vac for every water change and it messes up the plants off their roots all the time... I end up re-arranging the plants everytime... is there any other way!
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post #4 of 22 Old 12-19-2007, 05:55 PM
I, too, have a few heavily planted tanks. I use reverse flow ugf's in those tanks. By running reverse flow, detritous does not settle as badly and the substrate does not compact. This makes the necessity of gravel sweeps almost nil. I also have gaggles of bottom feeders in those tanks. Mostly cories. Add to that, some of the tanks have been seeded with cone snails. These little guys really help.
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A blackwater tank with SA dwarf cichlids, festivums, disccus, tetras, cories, farowellas, wood and alot of plants is impressive in at tank that size.
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post #6 of 22 Old 12-20-2007, 08:30 AM
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fresh water sharks and sting rays

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frontosa tank

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arowana tank

is what i would do
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A blackwater tank with SA dwarf cichlids, festivums, disccus, tetras, cories, farowellas, wood and alot of plants is impressive in at tank that size.
I second this.
Thirded. :)

Though I may be tempted to swap the discus for angels.
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A blackwater tank with SA dwarf cichlids, festivums, disccus, tetras, cories, farowellas, wood and alot of plants is impressive in at tank that size.
this does sound good... i will check them out, see whats available... any other suggestions...

i was also thinking of arowana, but dont know what they are compatiable with...

my brother wants a black shark...
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post #9 of 22 Old 12-20-2007, 01:28 PM
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you have so many options your best bet is just to go to the lfs and see what they ahve. see what you like write it down. you can have a monster tank or just a reg large community tank....

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you have so many options your best bet is just to go to the lfs and see what they ahve. see what you like write it down. you can have a monster tank or just a reg large community tank....
you see, thats the problem... the possibilites are endless... i have 5 LFS that i go to normally and few more around within a few minutes drive...

so, combined together, they all carry most of the fish... there is even one that carries FW stingrays if that makes comando489 happy...

so i am trying to make up my mind before i head out. i am pretty sure i am going to have a large community tank, but need help choosing the right community.
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