Finally Got The 75g. Potential Stock.

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I finally got my 75G last night. I’m planning on having 4 Blood Parrot Cichlids. I’m putting 2 90G filters on it and 2 200W heaters. Can I add anything else? If so what would be some good tank mates for these guys?
 

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4 Blood Parrots would already be overstocked.
 
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Katie13 said:
4 Blood Parrots would already be overstocked.
How many should I have? I already have them, In a smaller tank. They are all juveniles with the biggest one being about 3.5 inches. I’ve never had aggression issues with them. What should I do?
 
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Cichlidude said:
No fish until you have completed the nitrogen cycle which will take anywhere from 3-8 weeks.
I know I’m not setting the tank up until I move out of my moms. Any tips on making it go through faster?
 

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I would only keep 1 or 2 blood parrots in a 75 gallon. 55 gallons is the minimum for 1 and some people say even that’s not enough

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I know I’m not setting the tank up until I move out of my moms. Any tips on making it go through faster?
Seed the new tank from the old tank
 
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Gourami36 said:
I would only keep 1 or 2 blood parrots in a 75 gallon. 55 gallons is the minimum for 1 and some people say even that’s not enough
Could I get other fish? Or I’d only have 2 BPs?
 

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twilly0611 said:
If I did that could I get other fish? Or that’s just it?
Maybe you could get some inverts or a bottom dweller but that would probably be everything
 

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I defer to the experts. It's only a 4 min video. But he keeps it real.
 

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scarface said:
I defer to the experts. It's only a 4 min video. But he keeps it real.
Yeah I was about to say, if they’re getting along in a smaller tank already, I see no problem with 4 in a 75.
 
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scarface said:
I defer to the experts. It's only a 4 min video. But he keeps it real.
I subscribed to him on YouTube as well but he’s saying I can get 2 more but everybody else saying I should rehome 2 of them. :dead:
 

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twilly0611 said:
I subscribed to him on YouTube as well but he’s saying I can get 2 more but everybody else saying I should rehome 2 of them. :dead:
Its your tank, so it’s your choice. I’ve personally kept them and Cory has 10, and in both our opinions, 4 in a 75 is fine. Also think scarface was saying it’s fine.
 
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AquaticJ said:
Yeah I was about to say, if they’re getting along in a smaller tank already, I see no problem with 4 in a 75.
They’re pretty chill. There’s a little chasing here and there but not any banging each other against the glass. I even have an angelfish and some cories in with them in a 39G. They all get along. I know they’d gang up on any new fish though.
 

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twilly0611 said:
I know I’m not setting the tank up until I move out of my moms. Any tips on making it go through faster?
Yeah, just click on the link above about the nitrogen cycle and read up on it. Sooner that 8 weeks? Might get it down to 3-4 weeks.
 

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