Ideas For Stocking 36g

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by AV32, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. AV32

    AV32New MemberMember

    Hey Guys! I'm new to this website. I joined so I could get some advice for my newest tank. I have two other tanks (20g and 55g) and I loved them so much I bought a 36g bowfront tank off a friend. I have been cycling this tank for about 3 weeks now without any fish but have been using fish food as my ammonia source. My ammonia levels and nitrites have already peaked and are coming back down, so about one more week until I can add fish.

    I was wondering about some ideas I can stock this tank with. I am really interested in having a semi-aggressive tank because I really want a rainbow shark as my centerpiece. I am open to all ideas, but I do want a lively tank with atleast one "bigger" fish (somewhere around 5" to stand out). My other tanks are community tanks and I want to mix it up. Thanks for your recommendations ahead of time!! :) :)
     
  2. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Rainbow sharks will get too big.
     
  3. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to fishlore!
    I agree, this tank is too small for a rainbow shark, they need a 55g minimum.
    What are the dimensions of the tank?
     




  4. OP
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    AV32

    AV32New MemberMember

    The tank is a 36g bowfront so 15" Deep X 30" Long X 21"High.
     
  5. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    OK. What else do you want, instead of the rainbow shark?
     




  6. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    I agree that the rainbow shark would need a bigger tank.
     
  7. OP
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    AV32

    AV32New MemberMember

    I really like the Jewel Cichlid and Black Kuhli Loaches. I also like Exlipse Catfish but I was thinking that they get too big (6"). Do you have any suggestions?
     
  8. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Is their anything that you have in Mind?
    Community tank?
    Aggressive Tank?
    Semi Aggressive tank?
    Semi Aggressive schooling?
    Species Only?
     
  9. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    A single jewel cichlid would be fine, but I wouldn't suggest anything else with them in this size tank as they can be aggressive.
     
  10. OP
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    AV32

    AV32New MemberMember

    Could I put some schooling fish with them such as tetras?
     
  11. OP
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    AV32

    AV32New MemberMember

    Could I put some schooling fish with them such as tetras?
     
  12. OP
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    AV32

    AV32New MemberMember

    Definitely not a single species tank. I like variety, but I want a colorful centerpiece fish. I would prefer a semi aggressive tank.

    I like angelfish so I was wondering if they can go in semi aggressive tanks. Thanks
     
  13. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I personally wouldn't, they'd likely be eaten or attacked.
     
  14. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    You could do
    1 Angelfish
    2 German Blue Rams
    10 Rummynose Tetras
    1 Clown Pleco
    8 Bronze/Albino Cories
    10 Cardinal Tetras
    I think this would work @Anders247 would correct me.
     
  15. vikingkirken

    vikingkirkenWell Known MemberMember

    What's in your 55 right now? Any chance you could shuffle things around and put that rainbow shark you want in the 55 instead?
     
  16. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yeah that would work.
     
  17. OP
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    AV32

    AV32New MemberMember

    I have 3 fancy goldfish in my 55 with 2 BN Pleco and 1 ghost shrimp. I had 7 in my 20 gall but after a few months I walked into my room and saw my neon tetras attacking them. I only saved 3 and put them with my goldfish, which two ideas immediately :(((. Anyways I don't think I can shuffle things around.
     
  18. OP
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    AV32

    AV32New MemberMember

     
  19. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    Im confused what size tank are you looking to stock?
     
  20. OP
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    AV32

    AV32New MemberMember

    I'm trying to stock my 36g bowfront tank. Would the following work?

    1 angelfish
    2 German blue rams
    3-5 kuhlii loaches
    9 rummynose tetras
    1 BN pleco
     






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