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Ne 90 gallon(think this goes here?)
Old 02-10-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
 
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I'm getting a 90 gallon sometime this week and I'm hoping to have it planted with some of the hardier "no-work" plants(I.E. Amazon Swords etc..). Can you guys help me with a stock list? The first inhabitants are about a dozen "mickey mouse" platy fry that are about 1/2 inch to an inch each. The platies are mearly beginning fish making sure the water is all good(even after the tests). I want to get some Pearl gouramis(a MUST) and idk what else.

Please help me base my tank around the Pearls. I was also thinking about a school of cherry barbs but something more flashy might be better.

Please tell me the amount and the species when you do. Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:37 PM   #2
 
These fish are all compatible with pearl gouramis :)

~plecos
~guppies
~mollies
~tetras
~cory cats
~Danios
~rasboras
~loaches
~rainbow fish

I would go with
~ 1 common pleco
~ 2 female pearl gouramis and one male
~ 5 or so male guppies
~ 5 cory cats
~ 7 zebra danios
~ 5 neon tetras

Sound ok???
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:37 PM   #3
 
oh, and ur platies
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:18 AM   #4
 
You have lots of time to research fish as your cycling your tank . Look up fishless cycling on this forum and fishlore. You also need to decide on your substrate and decorations first. when researching your fish keep in mind water conditions, swimming levle and compatability.For example angles center up in front, gouramis on top ,rainbows mostly middle, neons and sarpaes will take a side corner to back, danios a rolling circus and so on choosing the correct number of fish may encourage schooling.So get set up first and start surfing fish sites. Have lots of fun.
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:37 AM   #5
 
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agreed. read about fishless cycling. heres a pretty good read: http://www.fishforum.com/member-subm...-methods-3067/

a 90 gallon tank isnt always better then a 75. standard 90s are the same dementions as standard 75s except the 90 is taller. it can be done but lighting comes into play. tall plants and angels would be nice. do you know what your going to use to light the tank yet? have you thought about filtration? i would avoid the common pleco as they grow over a foot.

if this were my tank i would tape off the edges, spray paint the back black, let it dry, add black substrate, cycle it, add plants, add 6 neon tetras, and slowly increase their numbers until i had a really nice size school. then i would add some cherry red shrimp alittle later down the road and call it done.


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Old 02-24-2009, 07:10 AM   #6
 
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agreed. read about fishless cycling. heres a pretty good read: http://www.fishforum.com/member-subm...-methods-3067/

a 90 gallon tank isnt always better then a 75. standard 90s are the same dementions as standard 75s except the 90 is taller. it can be done but lighting comes into play. tall plants and angels would be nice. do you know what your going to use to light the tank yet? have you thought about filtration? i would avoid the common pleco as they grow over a foot.
It actually is a 75! The guy had his dimensions wrong. Anyway....The lighting he was suing to grow corals so i'm pretty sure it will sork with plants. i'm going to be using the hardy plants too like amazon swords etc...(advice on plants too please).

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These fish are all compatible with pearl gouramis :)

~plecos
~guppies
~mollies
~tetras
~cory cats
~Danios
~rasboras
~loaches
~rainbow fish

I would go with
~ 1 common pleco
~ 2 female pearl gouramis and one male
~ 5 or so male guppies
~ 5 cory cats
~ 7 zebra danios
~ 5 neon tetras
Thanks for the list but I have some issues:
Guppies I don't want because....I think there just glorified minnows and I don't like them(no offence to anyone).
Mollies are a brackish water fish and unacceptable in this tank.
I'd love to get some kind of tetra but idk yet if i want a small schooler(neon) or a medium schooler(black widow) or a large schooler(congo). I'm probably going with the black widows because they are always one of my faves lol unless I get some rasboras or a school of cherry barbs(probably the later)
Danios are going to be a little too fast for me.
Probably going to stick with catfish in this tank instead of loaches. Love cories. Gonna have at least 5.
Maybe some Bosemai rainbow. Like 2? or is that too little?
Common plecos get HUGE and stop eating algae. Maybe a bristlenose or some otocinclus in the future.

So the tank stands at:
3 Pearl gourami(how do i sex them?)
2 Bosemai rainbow(or more?)
5 Cherry barbs(2 male 3 female)
Asst. Hardy live plants(suggestions?)
2 black angelfish(good choice?)(only a maybe)
4? Blue rams

And idk.....add on....
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