Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-02-2014, 11:33 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
NigelK8485's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,431
180 Gallon tank ideas?

So I was planning on getting a 75 gallon tank this month...but just about an hour ago I found a guy selling a 180 gallon with everything included for less than what the pet store is asking for the 75. So now I'm wondering...what would you stock it with?

I was looking at doing mbunas in the 75, so I may go for those and just get more than I was planning. I am extremely fond of the williamsi blue lips if anyone has any ideas as far as numbers and tank mates.

But I'm also extremely open to looking into new world cichlids now due to the extra room.




Sent from my iPad using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
NigelK8485 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 12:42 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mogurako's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: US, Washington state
Posts: 4,449
You could do almost any Central/South American in there with the exception of Dovii, Umbee, and some of the Veija/Parathraps long term.

My vote would be a pair of the larger cichlids or do a Central American "community " tank.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Mogurako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 01:15 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
sinibotia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Central Maine
Posts: 3,904
Send a message via Skype™ to sinibotia
Live the dream- Freshwater stingrays!
__________________
sinibotia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 01:32 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mogurako's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: US, Washington state
Posts: 4,449
Quote:
Originally Posted by sinibotia View Post
Live the dream- Freshwater stingrays!

Not large enough I don't think :-/


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Mogurako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 01:38 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
sinibotia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Central Maine
Posts: 3,904
Send a message via Skype™ to sinibotia
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mogurako View Post
Not large enough I don't think :-/


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
What are the dimensions? You could probably actually keep a really small potomotrygon species. Actually, i think you could even keep some SA cichlids with it. Granted, freshwater stingrays need insane amounts of upkeep, so maybe not what you're looking for.
__________________
sinibotia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 02:27 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mogurako's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: US, Washington state
Posts: 4,449
A standard 180 is 72x24x24


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Mogurako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 02:50 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
notenoughtanks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Delaware
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mogurako View Post
You could do almost any Central/South American in there with the exception of Dovii, Umbee, and some of the Veija/Parathraps long term.

My vote would be a pair of the larger cichlids or do a Central American "community " tank.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice


+1 you could do a nice set up with that size tank ..




PS ,

MOG is the goto for that area ...


125gal Waiting for C/A cichlids , 55gal African Cichlids , 75gal "wet pet "oscar , 75 gal empty setting up for ????10gal & 56gal column cycled but no stock
__________________
- 10 Gallon Betta - 20 Gallon SA community -
- 56 Gallon Cloumn Angel tank - 75 Gallon Tiger Oscar -
- 55 Gallon EMPTY - 180 Gallon Waiting -
notenoughtanks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 04:19 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dalto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,104
Assuming it is a standard 180

South American #1
A big group of Geophagus on bottom, Uaru on the top, with a single big shoal of tetras.

South American #2
festae

Tanganyikan #1
Tropheus

Tanganyikan #2
Frontosa

It seems like a waste of a 180 to fill it with mbuna
__________________
dalto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 04:26 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mogurako's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: US, Washington state
Posts: 4,449
Quote:
Originally Posted by dalto View Post
It seems like a waste of a 180 to fill it with mbuna

Agreed, although I think anything that's no CA is a waste.

The only "African Cichlid" that I would personally use a 100g + Aquarium on are larger Malawi Haps, and Feather fins ( Cyathopharynx/Ophthalmotilapia ).




Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Mogurako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2014, 07:13 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
NigelK8485's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,431
I do not understand how you people remember all these names of fish haha. But awesome I'm about to look all these up. I'd love to have a freshwater stingray but you're right, I don't want to risk killing it by not knowing what I'm doing so I'll hold off on that one.


Sent from my iPad using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
NigelK8485 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
180 gallon, gallon, ideas, tan, tank

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
180 gallon CA/SA stocking ideas slayer72 Cichlid Discussion 47 09-06-2013 04:04 PM
overhauling a 180 gallon freshwater...ideas?? DanS180 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 06-13-2012 08:40 PM
50 Gallon (180 Litre) tank ordered..... Stocking Ideas. tinkster87 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 8 02-18-2012 08:18 PM
180 gallon stocking ideas please. Hondatek Saltwater Reef Aquaria 30 10-28-2011 05:33 PM
180 gallon stocking ideas? RandJ Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 8 05-23-2011 04:20 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.