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Old 02-27-2018, 10:53 PM   #1
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Need stocking ideas for a 100 gal

So after a long break from the hobby I was given a free tank by a friend. When I went to buy a stand from my local LFS, I accidentaly bought a used 100 gal, oops.

I know I would like to go with dwarf cichlids again; the tank is 60" long by 18" wide I believe.

Apistogromma: 2 pairs
Hatchetfish: I'm not sure how many
Sterba's cory: 10 ish

Is there anything wrong with this combination? Any suggestions for additional fish?

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Old 02-28-2018, 12:15 AM   #2
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I think your fish selections are fine, but your tank will look a little under stocked. I also have a 5 foot tank. I have four different schools of tetras, totalling 35 fish, along with a few medium sized cichlids. I could still squeeze in a few more.
Might consider a couple of Electric Blue Acaras, and some large Tetras (Diamonds, Red Eyes or Buenos Aires).
Get a good filtration system going. I run two A.C. 110's on mine.
Have fun planning. There are so many possibilities.
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:44 AM   #3
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I think your fish selections are fine, but your tank will look a little under stocked. I also have a 5 foot tank. I have four different schools of tetras, totalling 35 fish, along with a few medium sized cichlids. I could still squeeze in a few more.

Might consider a couple of Electric Blue Acaras, and some large Tetras (Diamonds, Red Eyes or Buenos Aires).

Get a good filtration system going. I run two A.C. 110's on mine.

Have fun planning. There are so many possibilities.


Yeah Iíve got lots of plans lol. I kind of wanted to stay away from larger cichlids, and Iíll definitely be looking for some tetras! Are those HOB filters?
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Yes the A.C. 110's are HOB. They seem to be the most popular power filters among members of this forum. You could probably get by with one. I use two because I tend to over stock.
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I will probably get two as well. I want to have a few large schools in this tank.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:55 AM   #6
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A few additional stocking ideas to what you have...... Bolivian Rams, Keyhole Cichlids, Columbian Tetras, Clown Loaches. I'd run two HOB's as V does. Especially for those Apistos.....I think they need good water quality.
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A few additional stocking ideas to what you have...... Bolivian Rams, Keyhole Cichlids, Columbian Tetras, Clown Loaches. I'd run two HOB's as V does. Especially for those Apistos.....I think they need good water quality.


If I get the apsitos to pair up would the Keyholes be a problem?
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Keyholes are supposed to be more peaceful than Apistos. I don't think it would be a problem especially in a 100g. Now, temperament of any fish can vary depending on the particular one you get. Definitely doable.
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Keyholes are supposed to be more peaceful than Apistos. I don't think it would be a problem especially in a 100g. Now, temperament of any fish can vary depending on the particular one you get. Definitely doable.


Okay, Iíve never read about them before, so I thought Iíd ask.
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Let us know what you decide on getting
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Let us know what you decide on getting


I was planning on doing a build thread over in general, I think thatís where they go. Iím still have some work to do cleaning it up before any scaping starts. Here are a couple pics I got the tank and stand for 300$. Click image for larger version

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rose line sharks and congo tetras and festvium
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Nice score on the tank and stand.
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Nice score on the tank and stand.


I couldnít pass it up.
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Awesome tank!! I personally love green fire tetras and harlequin rasboras, both really energetic and make brilliant schools in large numbers if thatís what youíre into!
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Awesome tank!! I personally love green fire tetras and harlequin rasboras, both really energetic and make brilliant schools in large numbers if thatís what youíre into!


Iíll definitely look into those.
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I got the stand painted, and the tank where I want it.
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Paint that tank trim black!! You sure you want to do dwarf cichlid in that bad boy?? So much room for activities...
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Paint that tank trim black!! You sure you want to do dwarf cichlid in that bad boy?? So much room for activities...


Yeah, plan on putting a lid on it. Iím sure about the cichlids, plus a few large schooling fish.
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