1000 Gallon Aquarium Stocking

  1. m

    matija Valued Member Member

    I scrapped idea of 132 and 500 gallon tank because i will soon move to a house and second father dont want a glass aquariums of this size to be in house because of possibility of them breaking but when i said to him that we can build tank/pond of 1000 gallons like uaru joey 2000 gallon he said yes.
    My problem is that i dont know really what to stock in it .
    Can someone tell me some cool ideas for stocking with next species
  2. Zigi Zig

    Zigi Zig Well Known Member Member

    Are you stocking aquarium or pond?
  3. OP

    matija Valued Member Member

    Silver arowana/dollars/shark,large chiclids like jaguar,oscar,jack dempsey itd.,koi,red tail,iredesent shark,black ghost knife,pacu,leporinus fasciatus,and some of native species like northern pike wels catfish ,common carp,sturgeon ,prussian carp ,brown and rainbow trout itd.

    It is like king of diy 2000 gallon so i dont really know how to classify it

    Just a half smaller

  4. Dch48

    Dch48 Well Known Member Member

    How about a Tarpon? They only get 6 or 7 feet long. :) They can also live in all ranges of salinity and are air breathers. :)
  5. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Tarpon are salt to fresh water fish and would need outstanding tank sizes, which is why they are meant for the ocean.
    Plus, you probably cannot buy those as easily as you'd think.
    I advise against this.
  6. B

    Bruno New Member Member

    giraffe cats! my favorite :)
  7. OP

    matija Valued Member Member

    I didnt said specific species because i like them but because i can find them others not soo much

    And i dont have that much money for keeping tarpoon

    And i forgot i can take senegal bichir and hucho hucho eels
  8. emmysjj

    emmysjj Well Known Member Member

    Freshwater stingrays?
  9. OP

    matija Valued Member Member

    Seriosly i can have on of largest species of fish and i want predator tank but (why not bettas)you had one job
  10. OP

    matija Valued Member Member

    I know but this is third time i heard that somebody says take betta

    But really help me.i really dont know how to stock that ank

    But at least one silver arowana
  11. Smalltownfishfriend

    Smalltownfishfriend Well Known Member Member

    You could do a huge fancy goldfish tank!! That would look so cool!! All the different colors and shapes...!!!
  12. penguin02

    penguin02 Well Known Member Member

    This thread is getting a little off track. OP has stated that he wants a predator tank, so we should be trying to help him come up with a stocking. Not suggesting other stocking options or talking about humor :)

    I'm not an expert on large fish, so I can't help you much. But I'd like to follow along and see what others suggest.
  13. Smalltownfishfriend

    Smalltownfishfriend Well Known Member Member

    Ah sorry I missed the predator part!!!!!!
  14. OP

    matija Valued Member Member

    It ' s ok but please help me make stocking plan
  15. Smalltownfishfriend

    Smalltownfishfriend Well Known Member Member

    Green terrors Oscars knife fish parrot cichlid.. angelfish.. these are all large slightly agressive fish that "might" possibly work!!! I have absolutely no experience with them though!! I was just going off some Google research!! Hey @TexasDomer do you have any stocking suggestions for this tank??!!
  16. W

    Why me Valued Member Member

    bass Oscars gars red tail cats shovel nose cats. I personally would not do pacus cause they like to bite fins. But silvers usually work. If you get a certain subspecies it’ll grow to 10 inch
  17. AJE

    AJE Well Known Member Member

    Self sustaining anyone? Hundreds of guppies, mollies, sword tails and things like that, thousands of shrimp, let their numbers stabilize, the add 2 arowanas and two fresh water sting rays with lots and lots of plants. Or if you are into schooling fish, 100 tiger barbs, 100 cardinal Tetras, 20 clown loaches, thousands of shrimp, 50 Cory Catfish, 7 plecos(of different species) and five Bala sharks. My only question is what are the dimensions of this particular one you are making, because I used my calculator and is taking up 120 cubic feet.

    Or one snail
  18. Dch48

    Dch48 Well Known Member Member

    Oscars are very definitely predators and in an environment like that would get huge and possibly wipe out other fish. People have released them into ponds and streams in Florida and they become a real nuisance because they prey on the native fish.
  19. OP

    matija Valued Member Member

    Im sorry but i think only one arowana would wipe out everything
    in maybe week
  20. AJE

    AJE Well Known Member Member

    So go with the second one

    Or replace the arowanas with 10 puffers