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Old 07-28-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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150 gallon stocking

Hello everyone,

I am getting a 150 gallon tank this weekend and I'm not totally sure how to stock it. I want it to be freshwater and I know I want some little neons, but other than that I'm not sure how to stock it. Help please?

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Old 07-28-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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Hello everyone,

I am getting a 150 gallon tank this weekend and I'm not totally sure how to stock it. I want it to be freshwater and I know I want some little neons, but other than that I'm not sure how to stock it. Help please?

Thanks in advance,
Danielle
If you set on neons why not make it a big school of 20-30?
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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Gold barbs or diamond tetras would look nice.
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I want to have a really beautiful tank with the right amount of fish and different types of fish.
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I want to have a really beautiful tank with the right amount of fish and different types of fish.
In a 150 that shouldn't be a problem. What filtration do you have? Do you plan to plant the tank? Other than neons what fish do you like? How much experience do you have? Below is a sticking list I just threw together. There are lots of options not included in it.


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30 neon tetras
1 Bn Pleco
15 julii cory cats
20 cherry barbs
15 rummynose tetras
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In a 150 that shouldn't be a problem. What filtration do you have? Do you plan to plant the tank? Other than neons what fish do you like? How much experience do you have? Below is a sticking list I just threw together. There are lots of options not included in it.


Here is an idea:
30 neon tetras
1 Bn Pleco
15 julii cory cats
20 cherry barbs
15 rummynose tetras
That sounds like a good stock ypu put, but i would personally go for more rummynose tetras and a couple more Bn plecos. You could probally also a nice centerpiece fish, maybe a pair of angelfish. And you could put in some kind of dwarf cichlid, like bolivian ram, german blue ram, or an apistograma
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To fish on the rocks stocklist I would also add some centrepiece fish.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:02 AM   #8
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I have denisons barbs as the centerpiece fish in my 150 also a school of 30 neons which IMO is a little small, barely see them most of they're time is spent hiding in the plants, I also have 5 loaches a variety of tetras an alfbnp, and a vampire shrimp without sitting in front of the tank and actually looking at them I can't give a complete stock list, as for filtration I've got the 30 gal sump that came with the tank turning over @ 1200 GPH
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