New 75 gal set up! Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Jenbug0901, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Jenbug0901Valued MemberMember

    I'm setting up a 75 gal freshwater tank for my electric blue jack dempsey and common plecco. I have a couple mystery snails to add but have no clue what else I should put in. I've learned that my LFS has no clue what's compatible and what isn't so I figured I'd ask people with experience. Any one have recommendations on what would go well in a tank with my EBJD and Pleco? I believe I'm going to use sand instead of gravel and I'm bouncing around the idea of live plants. Any and all suggestions are welcome!
  2. alinkWell Known MemberMember

    I think you could add a pair of Acara or a single Green Terror. Oscar, Severum and those bigger SA Cichlids would have you overstocked with the Common Pleco, which by the way I believe will get too big for a 75 gallon. They can get over 24 inches if they aren't stunted.
  3. Jenbug0901Valued MemberMember

    Thanks, I'll look those up! My plan for the pleco is that each time he outgrows a tank, I have to get a bigger newer one for him! (This is the excuse I'll tell the hubby anyway!) ;)
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2015
  4. Jenbug0901Valued MemberMember

    So I'm guessing I should just set it up as a cichlid tank since not much else is compatible with my dempsey. Any thoughts on plants or other aqua-scaping?

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