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Hey all,
i'm going to be restocking my 56 gallon tank eventually and I wanted to start looking at my options.

I definitely either KuhlI loaches or some sort of semI aggressive cichlids as the fish to "build the stock" around.

My tank is already cycled with a marineland 150 and aquaclear 50.
 

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What are the dimensions of the tank? Your filters are too small for this tank! Right now your total gph is 350(150+200), what you want is 448. I would suggest to get a AC 110.
 
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18"L x 30"W x 24"H

Would an AC 50&70 be ok then? If not I might try a DIY canister.
 
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What could I exchange for the cherry barbs? I'm not very fond of them but I like everything else
 
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Could I do:
- 1 Rainbow cichlid
- 1-2 Pearl Gourami
- 16 Rummynose
- 16 KuhlI Loaches


Would the rainbow cichlid eat the smaller fish?
 
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Are hatchetfish compatible with these fish or no? or maybe something to help with algae even though I haven't had a problem with it in this tank yet.
 
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Alright so something like
1 Rainbow cichlid
1-2 pearl gourami
12 Rummynose
14 kuhlis
10 hatchets
1 nerite

I think i'd need to have a good bit plants. Do they need to be real?and is there any breeding things I should be aware of?
 

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Rich72 said:
Alright so something like
1 Rainbow cichlid
1-2 pearl gourami
12 Rummynose
14 kuhlis
10 hatchets
1 nerite

I think i'd need to have a good bit plants. Do they need to be real?and is there any breeding things I should be aware of?
I wouldn't be concerned with breeding with these fish.
The plants don't need to be real, but real ones are much better looking.
This article will help you: https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfi...-set-up-a-low-light-low-tech-planted-tank.24/
 
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I will look into some lighting and plants. Thank ya I'll probably stay with fake plants in there for now
 
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How long could my tank run with any fish in it and keep my cycle?
 
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A comet and 2 dojo loaches. I plan to build a pond of some sort and make sort of pond for the goldy and loaches.
 
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Would the loaches attack them?
 

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