75g stocking

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Kimberly4403, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. Kimberly4403Well Known MemberMember

    Ive just finished setting and transfering my fish from 40g to my new 75g (originally thought it was only 60g)
    Im running 2x 150watt heaters which keeps temp around 25C during cold months.. I have a canister filter rated at 800L/hr

    My current stock is:
    1xDwarf gourami
    1x female BN (has no bristles so assume is female)
    6x male cherry barbs
    10x Neon tetra
    6x sterbai cory
    2x True SAE

    I think I definately want:
    4 more true SAEs
    1x Male blue ram

    I really want an African butterfly but not 100% sure now if i want to risk my neons.. I really like black widow tetras, peppermint BNs, torpedo barbs and apistos too... And anything and everything really odd ball looking..

    I have a thick pool filter sand substraight so i was thinking maybe something that could stir up the sand too maybe 2 trumpet snails or something else if i cant get them in Australia



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    Last edited: Jul 26, 2015
  2. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    The stock, besides the ABF, is fine. Though you will need a higher temp for the rams and the sterbai cories.
     
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    Kimberly4403Well Known MemberMember

    Really? What temp should it be? I never know if my thermometer is correct cause the black stick on one says 28C and my normal suction cap one says 25-26C but both heaters are set to 28C and ive had my cories a good 4 months with no issues yet

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  4. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    It's wise to invest in a digital thermometer, it doesn't cost that much more and you get an exact number instead of guessing.


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  5. KarenLM

    KarenLMWell Known MemberMember

    You can always stick any thermometer in the tank to check the temp - just make sure it is clean. I have an old lab thermometer that I use to check the accuracy of cheaper ones.
     




  6. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Rams need a temp of around 80-82 fahrenheit.
     
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    Kimberly4403Well Known MemberMember

    What is that in C?

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  8. Coradee

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    There's converter at the bottom of the page :)
     
  9. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    I think it's either 26 or 27


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    Kimberly4403Well Known MemberMember

    Im not too keen on trumpet snails or snails in general can anyone suggest something that will help keep sand stirred? Wouldkl kuhli loaches do that? Im not gonna do ABF as ive decided i like my neons too much but i already have a few bottom dwellers! Top of my tank and middle is bare hardly any fish up there unless its feeding time.. Needmore suggestions

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  11. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Yes I believe kuhli loaches will keep the sand stirred. I'm not a big fan of snails either :)


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    Kimberly4403Well Known MemberMember

    Would i have too many bottom feeders though if i already have
    1x BN 6x sterbai cory 6x SAE and add 6x Kuhli loaches?

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  13. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Yea that's true. In this case, it comes down to either the cories or the loaches then. I wouldn't do both.


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    Kimberly4403Well Known MemberMember

    Ive already got the cories... So no for kuhlis then thats ok ill just manually stir sand or stick my gravel syphon into it every now and then..

    Can you recommend any top/mid dwelling fish?

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  15. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Well recently got 6 Congo tetras, and they're occupying the mid level of my tank. Their tails look so cool! Like torpedoes.


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    Kimberly4403Well Known MemberMember

    Not a big fan of the congos i do like black widows though i just dont know

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  17. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Try rainbowfish, maybe Boesemani, they get to about 4-5"


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    Kimberly4403Well Known MemberMember

    What about a couple of male guppies?

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  19. KarenLM

    KarenLMWell Known MemberMember

    Zebra danios tend to stay near the top most of the time.
     
  20. Bijou88

    Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    Hatchet fish, gourami and rainbowfish are all top dwellers I believe. :) be careful of the hatchets though, they're jumpers! You could do a pearl gourami or a honey I think with your DG.

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