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Old 07-19-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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Hello !!

Anyone care to help me created a stocking list for my C. tank?

I think I am going to make it a tetra mainly tank.
I would love to have 20 or so neon's, but I have NEVER had luck keeping them alive. So I don't think I will have any. Plus, I was told that bigger faster tetra's would kill them off and stress them out so I guess I could do zebra danios instead.
I also like Tiger Barb's, but don't think they would fit in.

setup will be 120 long - 60x18x26 . equipment list in profile.
Could add here if it helps.

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Old 07-19-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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Are you interested in dwarf cichlids too? Very beautiful fish. How experienced are you? If that was me I would do:
15 cardinal tetra
15 rummy nose tetra
Possibly 10 glow light tetra?
2-3 pairs of apisto or 2 pairs of german blue ram
I would avoid bottom feeders mainly because of the apisto's but maybe 10 khulis if you have used a sand substrate. You might be able to do a school of cores but I'm honestly not sure
For critters, I've read that apistos eat shrimps but the bigger ones may be okay.
Snails possibly?
A pair of bristle nose plecos
For aqauscaping try and go with a natural theme. If you can I would do lots of caves. You can buy some caves, make them out of terracotta pots, or use stones. I would add a big chink of driftwood and add lots of mini pieces. I would also add some stones and a black background. Also I would most probably do black or White sand.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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I'd add angelfish and use gold or glow light tetras as schoolers. For the bottom, some corydoras would be great
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:13 PM   #4
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Hmmm I'd do maybe


20 long finned black skirted tetras
20 red eye tetras
4-6 angelfish
A common pleco/a few smaller plecos/big school of Cory's

And perhaps another school of something else? Hatchetfish perhaps?
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:27 PM   #5
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Thank you both !!!!

I have had A. Cichlids , SA Cichlids , Piranha's arowana's , gars, red devils, green terrors.
If it was aggressive I prob had one. All kinds of saltwater. I did alot of down sizing.
I sold my 220 and stored my 75, 55,30 long and 20 long.

5 cardinal tetra -- like a lot, but never able to keep alive in the past. past meaning over 10 yrs.

15 rummy nose tetra -- great looking fish - never owned, but would love 15 or more.

Possibly 10 glow light tetra? -- same as rummy nose

2-3 pairs of apisto or 2 pairs of german blue ram - I have had Rams in the past, good looking fish wouldn't mind.

I would like to have shrimp, but no biggie.

No sand, I hate it. My saltwater setup was bare bottom.

backing, currently is blue, was debating if I should change out for black or a natural amazon underwater look.

I have a 2' piece of drift wood and a bunch of lace rock and dead ocean bed rock.
BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock - Bulk Reef Supply
easy to stack and work with.

gravel is river jewels and natural gravel

Thanks again !!!
I will make a list of fish I like and we can narrow it down or add from there.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:50 PM   #6
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I wouldn't add a common pleco because they can be destructive and would need a bigger tank
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List of fish that I like. This is (only) a list to start narrowing down and picking apart.
Other suggestions are very welcome !!!


Danio:

Zebra

glowlight

Turquoise
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Tetra's

cardinal

neon tetra

rummynose

glowlight

sliver tip

head and tail light

gold neon

black skirt

penguin

x-ray pristella

red eye

long fin

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Gourami

Neon blue dwarf

dwarf

blue paradise

powder blue dwarf

sparkling
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CATS

Cory cat

Nanus cory cat

sterba's

elegans

Ghost glass
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angel

Not sure -- would really have to stand out..
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Barbs

Tiger barbs

Cherry

snakeskin

odessa

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freshwater pipefish

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I wouldn't add a common pleco because they can be destructive and would need a bigger tank
Agreed stick with one or two smaller plecos, if you enjoy them get something exotic
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A common pleco should be just fine in a 120 gallon. They are kind of brutish and tend to knock stuff over tho.
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I'd look into getting a rubber lip, star light, gold nugget, or green phantom pleco.
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I'd look into getting a rubber lip, star light, gold nugget, or green phantom pleco.
All good choices some slightly larger ones I like are rhino and vampire. There's royal plecos too.
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Beacon plecos are cool too
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If I do a pleco, prob one of these: Thomasi Pleco - Rio-Negro Pleco

Shoal of corys might not be bad. Even though I don't think they shoal, but still be cool.
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