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Old 05-22-2019, 10:09 AM   #1
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My current stocking on 75 Gallon - what do you think?

I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts on my current stocking and future plans for my 75 gallon planted aquarium. Specifically, do I have too many fish, or plan to have too many fish? Any thoughts on fish I am choosing, etc.?

I know stocking levels depend on filter and water change schedule. I have a Fluval Fx6 running at about 75% power, and do weekly 30% water changes.

Here is my current stocking:
* 12 Nerite Snails (but might remove b/c laying eggs everywhere)
* 8 Rummy Nose Tetras
* 9 Sterbai Corys

My planned stocking:
* 8 - 10 Threadfin Rainbows
* 2 or 4 German Blue Rams

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2 rams.

50 threadfin rainbows.

9 corys

15-20 neons
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Why are you running the FX6 at 75%
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Why are you running the FX6 at 75%
Even with a spray bar I thought the current was a bit too much for the fish. But I could be wrong, they could have just been adapting.
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2 rams.

50 threadfin rainbows.

9 corys

15-20 neons
I like this plan, though that seems like a lot of rainbows!
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I like this plan, though that seems like a lot of rainbows!
They look better and act better the more you have.

Threadfins are super tiny which looks awesome in a larger tanks with lots of them
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They look better and act better the more you have.

Threadfins are super tiny which looks awesome in a larger tanks with lots of them
I appreciate the input. I didn't realize threadfins were so small.

I was trying to decide between threadfins and Boeseman/Turqois Rainbows. if I were to get a small group of threadfin (10) how many of the other Rainbowfish do you think the tank would handle?
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I appreciate the input. I didn't realize threadfins were so small.

I was trying to decide between threadfins and Boeseman/Turqois Rainbows. if I were to get a small group of threadfin (10) how many of the other Rainbowfish do you think the tank would handle?
6 - 10 Boeseman get 100 X larger than threadfins.
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They look better and act better the more you have.

Threadfins are super tiny which looks awesome in a larger tanks with lots of them
I just saw them in person for the first time. They are super tiny, you weren't kidding.
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I just saw them in person for the first time. They are super tiny, you weren't kidding.
3/4 " max size with super slim bodies. They even look tiny in my 25 gal...
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