100 Gallon stocking help

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Flowingfins, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    Hey guys! As many of you know, I have a 100 Gallon custom tank and stand, as well as a custom sump filter. Current stock includes, 4 guppies. I had to totally disinfect the tank, new media, dried and bleached the substrate and rocks, and remove the old stock due to a 2nd outbreak of Cam. worms. Once I get those fish back into good health They will be going back in.

    Anyways, once they go in I will have 5 guppies, 3 neon tetras(Not getting anymore, too sensitive), an angel, and a rainbow shark. I need suggestions on other fish/inverts to add. The stocking suggestions must include the fish listed above.

    Lights- 2 moonlights specialized for plant growth
    Plants- none at the moment
    Substrate- Black CaribSea floramax
    Decor- Rocks, a bridge, and an elephant
    Background- Black poster board
    Filter- 30 gallon sump
    Media- BioBalls, pillow stuffing
    Ammonia- 0
    Nitrites- 0
    Nitrates- 0

    Also, I do have a zebra nerite I can add, but he doesn't have to be added to the stock.

    Thanks guys:)
  2. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    What would you be interested in to get?
    What is the temp going to be at?

  3. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    I was going to adjust the temp depending on the fish I get.

    I LOVE ghost cats, so if I could put those in there, I would be so happy.
    BN pleco
    Honey/dwarf gourami
    Congo tetra
    Serpae tetras
    Cherry barbs

    Also, all fish will be going into a cycled 20GL QT tank before they go in the big tank.

    Last edited: Aug 10, 2015
  4. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    Some more fish I like,
    Peacock gudgeons
    Zebra/Leopard danios
    Ghost shrimp
    If anybody has any other fish ideas I'd love to hear them!

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    Here's the tank!

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  5. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Would you be able to rehome the neons? They are an issue, atm, because they don't like the temp over 74. They have a shorter lifespan above that temp.
  6. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    I can if I need to.
  7. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    OK, then I would if you want things like rams or angels....
  8. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember


    I'll find them a new home, they're in a QT tank at the moment anyways.
  9. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Glass cats will work.... I would avoid danios though, they need cooler temps than the other fish you have listed.
  10. jay275475Valued MemberMember

    Try a cichlid tank, you could potentially have 30+ african cichlid colony.
  11. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    YAY! I'll definitely get 6 glass cats. I'll steer clear of the danios.

    I'm not too interested in cichlids, I'd rather a community tank. Thanks for the suggestion though:)
  12. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    What other fish can I add? I plan to go to the store tomorrow to pick up some of the stock.
    So far I have-
    1 angel(would like 1 more)
    1 rainbow shark
    5 guppies(would like 5 more)
    6 glass cats

    Here are some better pictures of the tank.
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  13. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    You could add about 20 congo tetras to that, imo.....
  14. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    Could I do 10 congo tetras and 10 serpaes?
  15. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    I'd do one tetra or the other. A large school of one kind of fish is not only better for the fish, but looks better too in my opinion. But if that doesn't appeal to you doing 10 of each would work.
  16. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    Alright, you might have convinced me to do a large school. I'll see which ones they have at the store.

    Stock now
    2 angels
    10 guppies
    1 rainbow shark
    6 glass cats
    20 congo or serpae tetras

    Could I add a BN pleco?
  17. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I'd say you could.
  18. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember


    Thanks for all your help guys:)
  19. FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    At the store now, could I get an opaline gourami?

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  20. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I would say yes, but keep an eye on it for aggression. I personally think you will have no issues though.

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