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Old 11-28-2014, 11:54 AM   #1
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Optimal size of fish tank

I currently have a 55g tank and I am looking to upgrade. I am just wondering what size tank is necessary to stock the fish that I would like to stock.

1-green terror
1-green Severum
1-black convict
2-fire mouths

I cannot find anything bigger than a 75 gallon tank in my area. No stories carry them, not even my LFS. This means that I need to special order something and do not want to select the wrong thing.

Lastly, would I need to switch to a sump or canister. What brand canister?

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Old 11-28-2014, 02:41 PM   #2
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I currently have a 55g tank and I am looking to upgrade. I am just wondering what size tank is necessary to stock the fish that I would like to stock.

1-green terror
1-green Severum
1-black convict
2-fire mouths

I cannot find anything bigger than a 75 gallon tank in my area. No stories carry them, not even my LFS. This means that I need to special order something and do not want to select the wrong thing.

Lastly, would I need to switch to a sump or canister. What brand canister?

Thank you for all of your feedback.


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Nothing smaller than 110 gallons. With those fish you will be at 100% capacity. A 120 gallon long is a beautiful tank and perfect for a planted aquarium. It would also give the fish some wiggle room. I would also go with a canister filter, I prefer EHEIM, but Fluvals are good too.
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:55 PM   #3
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Is a 120 long the same foot print as a 125?


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Not the ones that I have seen. 120 longs usually are wider and shallower than 125s


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By wider I mean front to back.


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Would that be better for a Sa/ca cichlid tank (120 v 125)? The 120 that you mention would fit better in my house


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Depends on your house. 125s are about 6 feet wide, but they are narrow front to back. 120 longs are about 5 feet wide and deeper front to back. Whichever fits your liking.


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If I get a 125, could I add more convicts or Severum? Or is this tank already maxed out?


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I would look for tanks on Craigslist for used rather than buy a new setup.
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Old 11-29-2014, 03:24 PM   #10
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If I get a 125, could I add more convicts or Severum? Or is this tank already maxed out?


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You are pretty much maxed out.


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