120 Gallon Stocking???

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With schooling fish it is always best just to have a few large schools rather than lots of little schools. Non schooling fish like guppies and platies don't care though.
 
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Ok, but my platies and guppies wouldn't work with the stocking list to suggested? I really am thinking about something like that,
 

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I don't think so. 78f is too warm for platies and I don't think guppies would get along well with an angel.
 
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Oh, I keep them in 78 right now.......Also yes I see what you mean about the guppies they are pretty small and might nip the fins,
 

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Livebearers are just too friendly and gentle to understand to get out of the angelfish's way. Along with the fact that they like the water cooler and hardness higher.

Keep in mind bolivian rams are cichlids too. Even numbers or alone works best with cichlids.
 

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I find the neon tetras are ok with angelfish as long as they grow up with them. I'd just increase the school to 15 or more. If the angelfish go for the tetras when they grow older, then you might have to keep a min medium sized tetra instead at that point, but generally they are ok IME.

Oh yes, adult tetras with angelfish!
 
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Ok is it possible I could add the neon school to the list with the other tetras? I don't want to overstock,
 

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Here is a stocking calculator to help you


I give each angelfish and pleco 10 gallons, rams 5 gallons, then a gallon per inch of schooling fish.

This is my own rough guide for stocking the fish your interested in:
1 angelfish takes up 10 gallons
4 rams take up 20 gallons
15 neons take up 22.5 gallons
15 cories take up 30 gallons
10 larger tetras take up 25 gallons
10 loaches take up 25 gallons

But the calculator takes filtration and any stocking contradictions into account.
 
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Ok so this is my new stocking plan:
4 Dwarf Cichlids
2 Angelfish
20 Non nippy barbs
15 Neons
12 Mixed Cories
15 KuhlI Loaches

How does this look? Would they all be compatible and such? Should I go more on the schools? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks everyone for helping me! Big tanks are still new, and so are lots of different fish. This is definitely my favorite fish forum!
 

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Fishkeeping With Andy said:
Ok so this is my new stocking plan:
4 Dwarf Cichlids
2 Angelfish
20 Non nippy barbs
15 Neons
12 Mixed Cories
15 KuhlI Loaches

How does this look? Would they all be compatible and such? Should I go more on the schools? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks everyone for helping me! Big tanks are still new, and so are lots of different fish. This is definitely my favorite fish forum!
German blue rams would work well for the dwarf cichlids.
Cherry barbs would be good.
Neons need much cooler water than the rest of the stock and will be eaten by the angels.
Don't mix cories. Different types don't school together properly. If you want a mix then you can mix bronze cories with albino aeneus cories since they are the same fish just different colours.
 
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Ok, is there a different tetra that would work better? Congo Tetras seem to interest me, but I don't know if they would work, is the ph too low?
 
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Ok, so how about this:

4 German Rams
2 Angelfish
20 Cherry Barbs
16 Congo Tetras
12 Kuhlis
6 Albino Cories
6 Bronze Cories

Also there was another question I had about sand, how often do you need to stir it to prevent nitrogen bubbles? Or is there a fish that stirs it pretty well?
 

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With the kuhlis you shouldn't have to worry about gas bubbles. They should do a good job of stirring it up. It's really only an issue when you have a pretty deep layer of sand anyway.
 
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Ok that's a relief. What do you think of my stocking plan? More tetras? Less Tetras? I want it to be full but not overstocked
 

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That should be fine. I think you should start with that stocking and then once everyone is in and settled if the tank doesn't look full enough then add some more tetras.
 
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Ok my last question was my ABP. Would he work in the tank? Or are the phs too different?
 

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What is an abp?

I would also suggest increasing the number of kuhlis if this is more than a 4 ft tank. They do better in larger numbers
 

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