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Old 08-29-2014, 07:20 PM   #1
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New 120 gallon need ideas to make it look nice... (picture)

Just just started adding some stuff but I know it can be better.. any idea

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Old 08-30-2014, 01:30 PM   #2
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My advice is pick one style tank and go with that. I would either go rift lake (you have a bumblebee cichlid in there), Central American semi-aggressive (amatitlania nigrofasciata I see in the corner), or predatory(the gars). I think you'll end up with issues trying to house all of these together


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Old 08-31-2014, 05:05 PM   #3
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Pack either one corner or 40% of one side with rock caves. That what I am going to do with my tank. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-06-2014, 01:48 PM   #4
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Thanks alot guys... the bumblebee was a temporary... but I decided on a aggressive tank... I have a flowerhorn 4" and a red devil 4"... I dont plan on keeping the con in there very long, maybe a few months.. but do you guys think a flowerhorn and a male red devil will work?

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Old 09-06-2014, 01:52 PM   #5
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I have never had real plants but I want to add some to make it look more alive.. are easy to care for?

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Old 09-06-2014, 03:53 PM   #6
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Thanks alot guys... the bumblebee was a temporary... but I decided on a aggressive tank... I have a flowerhorn 4" and a red devil 4"... I dont plan on keeping the con in there very long, maybe a few months.. but do you guys think a flowerhorn and a male red devil will work?

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If its a 6 ft tank, it might for a little while... if its only a 4 ft tank, I'd bet on the red devil cleaning house and claiming all 120g to himself. No guarantees either way, aggressive CA cichlids just aren't good community fish.

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I have never had real plants but I want to add some to make it look more alive.. are easy to care for?

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That may not work out either... they may end up tearing them to shreds. You'd be much better off with a hard scape of just rocks/driftwood. Could try adding a couple plants for a few weeks just to see how they react to them

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Looking at the 1st picture and the spacing on the emperor 400 filters I would say its the standard 4'x2' 120 I would say pick one of the 2 and make it a wet pet. No tank mates.
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Whats the minimum tank size for a red devil? Might have to just get him another tank

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And yes its a 4x2

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