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Old 04-22-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
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Planning to Stock a 75 Gallon

I'm looking for pretty, non over breeding, peaceful species . But my hisband likes the rainbow sharks (not sure if they will fit in a 75 gallon yet and peaceful shark?).

I know of Molly's and platys, tetras and Cory's but if there are any other beauties I'm leaving out suggestions are welcome!

I'm thinking I don't want cichlids, oscars and the like.

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Old 04-22-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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What kind of 75 gallon do you have? I am looking to get my second aquarium and a topfin 75 gal. caught my eye from petsmart. Also if you dont mind me asking, what kind of filtration do you run on a 75gal.?

Sorry for rambling.....As for your stocking,I think Dwarf Gourami's look nice! And Im kind of new but from what I read 75gallons should be enough to house a few males so you wouldnt have to worry about breeding.
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It's an Aqueon 75E I think but I am not sure what the E means. LOL I have no clue what filtration you should run. If I had run out and purchased on it probably would have been an AquaClear 110 I like the ease of them. BUT I know a lot of people like canister filters and I am starting to see the beauty of them as well.

I am still a newbie so I don't know much. This one was a craigslist find that happened to come with an Eheim Pro 3 but I think it is rated way higher than 75 gallon.

I was debating dwarf gouramis. I did see a fish in the store the other day I fell in love with but he was salt water so I can't have him. Oh and he was really expensive but he was so fun and interactive and cute! LOL I will check into gouramis and see how peaceful they are. Thanks for the information!
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It's an Aqueon 75E I think but I am not sure what the E means. LOL I have no clue what filtration you should run. If I had run out and purchased on it probably would have been an AquaClear 110 I like the ease of them. BUT I know a lot of people like canister filters and I am starting to see the beauty of them as well.

I am still a newbie so I don't know much. This one was a craigslist find that happened to come with an Eheim Pro 3 but I think it is rated way higher than 75 gallon.

I was debating dwarf gouramis. I did see a fish in the store the other day I fell in love with but he was salt water so I can't have him. Oh and he was really expensive but he was so fun and interactive and cute! LOL I will check into gouramis and see how peaceful they are. Thanks for the information!
My philosophy is that a 70 gallon tank and larger should have a canister. If keeping a number of cichlids in a 55, you need a canister. If you were to get the HOB filter (I.E. AquaClear) you probably should get more than one. Dwarf Gouramis IME are not very hardy and no one I know around here has been able to keep them alive. Hmm, the fact that you don't want semi-aggressive/aggressive fish is limiting your options. If you were open to them, I would have said BGK, Angelfish, Malawi Cichlids, and other things like that. I like Rainbow Sharks, but they are semi-aggressive and need lots of caves and hiding spaces to not attack its tankmates.
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Ok so I am still new at it all. BGK?

Can cichlids be kept with other fish or would it just be a cichlid tank?

Can a shark or cichlid be happily kept with corys or tetras or does it change the whole thing up?
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Ok so I am still new at it all. BGK?

Can cichlids be kept with other fish or would it just be a cichlid tank?

Can a shark or cichlid be happily kept with corys or tetras or does it change the whole thing up?
1. A BGK is a Black Ghost Knifefish

2. It would have to be a species-only tank. (African cichlids only with other cichlids from the same lake [I.E. Malawi cichlids with Malawi cichlids, Tanganyika cichlids with Tanganyika cichlids, etc.])

3. They do not do well with fish their size or smaller. They are compatible with danios, loaches, rainbowfish, plecostamus, gouramis, and barbs.
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I've always wanted a black ghost knife and an african leaf fish or two.
I love rainbows. Bosemani or thread fins are lovely in schools. Also an eel would be cool too.

These all can't go in together obviously, but maybe pick a center piece and build around that
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