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Old 04-08-2007, 10:03 AM   #1
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Stocking Help for 75 Gallon

ok i have an empty 75 gallon i need to get up and running, originally i was thinking low-light planted Discus tank, but know i have some more ideas so i need help.... all these contain cichlids as the main attraction of the stock

which setup should i do?

#1 Low-light planted Discus tank
-4-6 Discus
-pair GBR
-Cardinal Tetra
-Cory Cats

#2 West African River Tank
-Pair of Kribs
-Congo Tetras
-Syno cats
-Elephant fish
-African Killies of some type

#3 Lake Tanganyika
-Colony of Lamprologus multifasciatus (i know a local breeder who wants to sell 6 F1s )
-some variety of lake Tang mmouthbroodto be decide after more research
-Lake Tang Synos
-Lake Tang Killies

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always open to other suggestions, but please look at signature/My Info to see what tank/fish i already keep, as i want something i do not already have
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Go for the discus tank. You'll be really happy with it.
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Old 04-08-2007, 10:25 AM   #3
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discus. That was your first choice, was it not? Go for it. My only concern is that i know you like to do biotopes, but if you are going with lowlight you may want to include plants from different areas and not just south america, just so you can get some better variety.

My second would be lake tang. A frontosa species breeding colony.
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Old 04-08-2007, 10:32 AM   #4
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discus. That was your first choice, was it not? Go for it. My only concern is that i know you like to do biotopes, but if you are going with lowlight you may want to include plants from different areas and not just south america, just so you can get some better variety.
actualy if you look in my info you will see that i have given up on just using plants from a certain biotope, i just keep the fish from the same general region... i have java ferns and sunset hygro growing in my amazon 8O

so a low-light discus tank would include java ferns, crypts, anubis, ... what ever will grow at ~ 1wpg
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My second would be lake tang. A frontosa species breeding colony.
That would be awesome, but I don't think 75 gallons is large enough for frontosas.
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My second would be lake tang. A frontosa species breeding colony.
That would be awesome, but I don't think 75 gallons is large enough for frontosas.
http://www.cichliddepot.com/library/...n/frontosa.php

That site says 75...


I still think you'd be happier with discus though.
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Old 04-08-2007, 10:54 AM   #7
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My second would be lake tang. A frontosa species breeding colony.
That would be awesome, but I don't think 75 gallons is large enough for frontosas.
i know if i do the tang tank the multis are mandatory

i agree that 75 would not be enough for fronts, i know a guy (actually it is the guy that sold me this tank) that has a colony of fronts in a 200 gallon, they are easily 12 in long, but amazing!

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I still think you'd be happier with discus though.
here is my one concern with Discus, let me know if you think it is justified...

my water is SOOOOO Hard (PH 8.0 KH 14 GH 21) and i know that i can not afford at this time a RO unit, so i am concerned that that would be just to hard on the discus
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Hmmm..... I was under the impression that fronts were harem spawners, so the 75 gallon minimum for a pair doesn't make all that much sense to me.

And yes, your concern is justified, but you may be surprised how well discus can do in hard water. Mine don't seem to mind and my tap water here is similar to yours. I'm not ever expecting them to spawn in my water, but due to my experience level with discus, I sorta wouldn't expect that anyway, LOL.
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Why are we even discussing this? Planted Discus tank (nuff said).
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Why are we even discussing this? Planted Discus tank (nuff said).
basically cause i have more ideas then available tanks

i have a problem

i also have an empty 45 gallon, if i go with the discus i will first use it to grow out the juvi discus, but then....
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