210g Questions

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Jaxsco, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Jaxsco

    JaxscoWell Known MemberMember

    I'm trying to save up for a 210g tank that I'm buying from someone and I'm starting to do some research and I have some questions.

    #1 What kind of canister filter should I do? What are the best ones for a 210g.

    #2 What kind of heaters should I do? I want at least two.

    #3 What about LED lighting?

    #4 What are some fish that would work? I'm not asking for stocking quite yet, I'm just wanting a list of possible fish that you can think of.

    Thank you!
     
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    #1
    I would actually do a sump for a tank this size.

    #2
    I really like the Aqueon heaters, and you could do 3 300 watt ones.

    #3
    As I'm sure you know, I'm a big fan of the Finnex fixtures if you're going with live plants. You can do 2 36" fixtures.

    #4
    If it were me, I'd either do very large schools of small fish (30-50x gold tetra, 30-50x rainbow tetra, 30-50x rummynose, 20-40x Cories), a large pleco, and some dwarf cichlids (keyholes and Apistos would be my choice) or a school of silver dollars and some peaceful Geophagus and a large pleco.
     
  3. slayer5590

    slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    As for filters I would go with FX5/6 or the big Eheim cans but just be prepared as they cost a lot.
     




  4. OP
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    Jaxsco

    JaxscoWell Known MemberMember

    I think it comes with a sump but the guy also had a canister hooked up on top of it. I'm wanting some larger fish (6+) inches. That's what I'm thinking anyways. It'll be a while until I actually get it.
     




  5. OP
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    Jaxsco

    JaxscoWell Known MemberMember

    Ok, I have some ideas. Here's my first one:
    15 Discus
    6 Clown Loaches

    My second idea is something with severums. I would also like to point out that the sump does 1500gph and I plan on getting a filter that does ~925gph.
     
  6. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Not sure I'd do clown loaches in a discus tank. Their darting around might stress the discus.
     
  7. OP
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    Jaxsco

    JaxscoWell Known MemberMember

    Any good alternatives then? I'd like a larger bottom dweller.
     
  8. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Personally I wouldn't do anything large with them. Sterbai cory might be the only thing I'd add on the bottom.
     
  9. OP
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    Jaxsco

    JaxscoWell Known MemberMember

    How many of those with 15 Discus?
     
  10. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Really as many as you want. In a 210, you have lots of room. I wouldn't add them until you get sand, and I wouldn't add sand until the discus are adults. It might be worth getting a 55 gal grow out tank for the discus, so you're not doing such large and frequent changes on such a big tank.
     
  11. OP
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    Jaxsco

    JaxscoWell Known MemberMember

    What about a stocking plan based around some severums? I'm trying to get a lot to pick from.
     
  12. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    You could do 2-4 severums and a school or two of large tetra. If you don't mind mixing continents, you could try Congos or Boesemani or other large rainbowfish.
     
  13. OP
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    Jaxsco

    JaxscoWell Known MemberMember

    I really like Red Tailed Hemiodus. How many of those could I do? I think I'll get 4-6 severums and wait for them to pair off and keep a pair.
     
  14. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    10-15 maybe? You could always add more if they look like they have plenty of space.
     
  15. OP
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    Jaxsco

    JaxscoWell Known MemberMember

    I just had an idea. Is a 29g big enough for a discus growout tank?
     
  16. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    For how many discus?
     
  17. OP
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    Jaxsco

    JaxscoWell Known MemberMember

    For the discus stocking I planned on getting 15 total. I also have a 20 long.
     
  18. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I meant for the grow out - how many at a time. I'm not sure I'd use a 20 long for a grow out, and I'm not sure about the suitability of a 29 gal either.
    @Slug Disc61
     
  19. OP
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    Jaxsco

    JaxscoWell Known MemberMember

    Ok, I'd like to focus on the south american plan if we can. So far I've got:
    2 Severums
    # Red Tailed Hemiodus

    and I'd like to add a pleco of some sort, cory, and some more cichlids. The tbar, Firemouth, and geos catch my eye.
     
  20. cjbart1009

    cjbart1009Valued MemberMember

    Have you looked at chocolate cichlids?
     




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