7x tanks stocking advice?

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Well, it's about that time again where I call for suggestions on my stock levels. Here is the rundown:

3.5G - Planted.
Filtration: Trickle with overflow @ 200Lph
Lighting: 3W LED with 40 bulbs
Livestock: 1x betta (Thebus)

3.5G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: Trickle with overflow @ 200Lph
Lighting: 3W LED with 40 bulbs
Livestock: 1x betta (Lucifer)

23G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: Wet/dry trickle @ 550Lph
Lighting: 2x 18W Power compacts
Livestock: 1x SAE, 1x female betta (Medusa), RCS

45G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: 2x twin sponge filters
Lighting: 2x 30W T8s, 0cm above tank
Livestock: 2x ABN, 1x female betta, 2x honey gourami, 2x sparkling gourami, 1x baby angel (temp home)

50G - Planted.
Filtration: AquaOne canister @ 700Lph
Lighting: 2x 39W T5HO, 4cm above tank
Livestock: 2x paired blue gourami, 1x angel (Gandalf), trio of honey gourami, 1x SAE

55G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: AquaClear 500 (110) HOB
Lighting: 2x 39W T5HO, 4cm above tank
Livestock: 2x paired angels (Mr Darcy & unnamed female), 1x BN

180G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: AquaOne canister @ 2400Lph, Fluval FX5 @ 3700Lph
Lighting: 6x 39W T5HO, 4cm above tank
Livestock: 21x clown loaches, 2x angels (Elizabeth & Midget, possible pair), 2x gold gourami, 30x cardinal tetras, 12 glowlight tetras, 5x SAE, 6x BNs

Unused tanks -
1x 20G cube
1x 6G 1' tank
1x 6G all in one tank - will sell.

Plans:
1. Sell all bristlenoses. Big waste producers and have stopped munching on algae. All are 5-6" and sexually mature.
2. Sell angel pair from 55G. Egg layers but no successful spawn yet.
3. Sell 2x honey gouramis (1 male & 1 female). This will leave me with a honey trio. Both males are bubblenesting and 2 females are carrying.
4. Move 2x angels from 180G --> 55G.

Want list:
Harlequin rasboras
Congo tetras
German or Bolivian rams

Thoughts? Suggestions?
 

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Your tanks are the exact opposite of mine. Each tank has different species in it - no duplicates.

I would put the congo tetras in either the 55 or the 180. I would put the rasboras in the 45. I would put bolivian rams in the 50.
 
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Your tanks are the exact opposite of mine. Each tank has different species in it - no duplicates.

I would put the congo tetras in either the 55 or the 180. I would put the rasboras in the 45. I would put bolivian rams in the 50.
I am getting a bit over having similar/same species in most of the tanks, and want to move away from so many communities. The 180 is easy - it's my clown loach tank! Anything else that makes its way in needs to be a dither fish.

I want to try my hand at some other cichlids too, but not sure where they should go. The 45G, 50 & 55 are all 3' tanks. I'm not convinced that a 3' is big enough for cichlids...

Hehe I don't know.. lol It's a nice stock though.
Why thank you, but that's not very helpful!
 
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Fish I intend to sell are in italics. Updated list:

3.5G - Planted. No Change
Filtration: Trickle with overflow @ 200Lph
Lighting: 3W LED with 40 bulbs
Livestock: 1x betta (Thebus)

3.5G - Planted with driftwood. No Change
Filtration: Trickle with overflow @ 200Lph
Lighting: 3W LED with 40 bulbs
Livestock: 1x betta (Lucifer)

23G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: Wet/dry trickle @ 550Lph
Lighting: 2x 18W Power compacts
Livestock: 1x SAE, 10 harlequin rasboras, 100+ RCS

45G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: 2x twin sponge filters
Lighting: 2x 30W T8s, 0cm above tank
Livestock: 2x ABN, 2x peppermint BNs, 9x juvenile pepps, 1x female betta, 2x honey gourami, 2x sparkling gourami

50G - Planted.
Filtration: AquaOne canister @ 700Lph
Lighting: 2x 39W T5HO, 4cm above tank
Livestock: 2x paired blue gourami, 1x angel (Gandalf), trio of honey gourami, 1x SAE, 1x female betta

55G - Planted with driftwood. No Change
Filtration: AquaClear 500 (110) HOB
Lighting: 2x 39W T5HO, 4cm above tank
Livestock: 2x paired angels (Mr Darcy & unnamed female), 1x BN, 1x SAE

180G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: AquaOne canister @ 2400Lph, Fluval FX5 @ 3700Lph
Lighting: 6x 39W T5HO, 4cm above tank
Livestock: 21x clown loaches, 2x angels (Elizabeth & Midget, possible pair), 2x gold gourami, 30x cardinal tetras, 12 glowlight tetras, 5x SAE, 6x BNs, 6x congo tetras

Unused tanks -
1x 20G cube (quarantine tank)
1x ~6G 1.5' tank
1x 6G all in one tank - for sale.

Plans:
1. Sell all bristlenoses (not counting new pepps). Big waste producers and have stopped munching on algae. All are 5-6" and sexually mature.
2. Sell all angels except Gandalf & Mr Darcy. Keep these two in the 55G
3. Sell 2x honey gouramis (1 male & 1 female). This will leave me with a honey trio. Both males are bubblenesting and 2 females are carrying.
4. Sell female bettas.


Hope this all makes sense.
 

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Wish I was your neighbor. LOL
Have you thought about shell dwelling cichlids? They can be housed in smaller tanks and come in nice colors.
 
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6x tanks stocking advice!

Well, how much things change in a day!! I have decided to sell one of my tanks (already listed for sale!), as the project costs for upgrading the 180G have gotten a little out of control. Revised list below - I have removed any fish I am selling with the 50G tank.

3.5G - Planted. No Change
Filtration: Trickle with overflow @ 200Lph
Lighting: 3W LED with 40 bulbs
Livestock: 1x betta (Thebus)

3.5G - Planted with driftwood. No Change
Filtration: Trickle with overflow @ 200Lph
Lighting: 3W LED with 40 bulbs
Livestock: 1x betta (Lucifer)

23G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: Wet/dry trickle @ 550Lph
Lighting: 2x 18W Power compacts
Livestock: 1x SAE, 10 harlequin rasboras, 100+ RCS

45G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: AquaOne canister @ 700Lph (from tank for sale)
Lighting: 2x 39W T5HO, 4cm above tank
Livestock: 2x ABN, 2x peppermint BNs, 9x juvenile pepps, 2x sparkling gourami

55G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: AquaOne canister @ 1200Lph (from 180G)
Lighting: 2x 39W T5HO, 4cm above tank
Livestock: 2x paired blue gourami, 2x angel (Gandalf, Mr Darcy), trio of honey gourami, 1x BN, 1x SAE

180G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: AquaOne canister @ 2400Lph, Fluval FX5 @ 3700Lph
Lighting: 6x 39W T5HO, 4cm above tank
Livestock: 21x clown loaches, 2x gold gourami, 30x cardinal tetras, 12 glowlight tetras, 5x SAE, 6x BNs, 6x congo tetras

Unused tanks -
1x 20G cube (quarantine tank)
1x ~6G 1.5' tank
 
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Things went downhill at a cracking pace over the weekend with a loss of ~70 fish (all from 180G), so figured I would update my stocking. Here goes:

3.5G - Planted. No Change
Filtration: Trickle with overflow @ 200Lph
Lighting: 2.6W LED with 48 bulbs
Livestock: 1x betta (Thebus)

3.5G - Planted with driftwood. No Change
Filtration: Trickle with overflow @ 200Lph
Lighting: 2.6W LED with 48 bulbs
Livestock: 1x betta (Lucifer)

23G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: Wet/dry trickle @ 550Lph
Lighting: 2x 18W Power compacts
Livestock: RCS

45G - Planted.
Filtration: AquaOne canister @ 700Lph
Lighting: 2x 39W T5HO, 4cm above tank
Livestock: 3x ABN, 2x CBN, 2x peppermint BNs, 9x juvenile pepps, 1x sparkling gourami, trio of honey gourami

55G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: AquaOne canister @ 1200Lph
Lighting: 2x 39W T5HO, 4cm above tank
Livestock: 2x paired blue gourami, 2x angel (Gandalf, Mr Darcy), 1x BN, 1x SAE

180G - Planted with driftwood.
Filtration: AquaOne canister @ 2400Lph, Fluval FX5 @ 3700Lph
Lighting: 8x 39W T5HO
Livestock: 5x clown loaches, 2x gold gourami, 10x harlequin rasboras, 4x SAEs

Unused tanks -
1x 20G cube (quarantine tank)
1x ~6G 1.5' tank

Plans:
Sell all ABNs & CBNs
Add 30 cardinal tetras to 180G
Increase community of clown loaches
Possibly move paired blue gouramis to 180G?
 
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