Newbie 75g tank setup

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Nwbearcat1998, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Nwbearcat1998Valued MemberMember

    Thoughts on this stocking? I am running a single Emporer 400 filter with sand substrate.

    I've purchased some Manzanite and am waiting for it to arrive to add a few live plants along with a 48" Finnex Planted Plus light.

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    Thanks in advance for the suggestions/advice.
     
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    You have too many mid/top dwelling schooling species and they're in incorrect numbers. Schooling fish (cories, rainbowfish, tetras, rasboras) need to be in groups of 6+ of their own species.

    For a 75 gal, it's recommended to have two species of mid/top dwelling schoolers.

    You have both cooler water species mixed with warmer water species. You should pick one and stock with those.

    What about these options?
    8x Boesemani or banded rainbowfish
    10-20x Rummynose tetra
    10-15x Warm water cory (C. aeneus or C. sterbai are easily found)
    1x Rainbow cichlid or 2-5x blue ram or keyhole cichlids

    Or

    10-15x Panda cories
    10x Black skirt tetra
    10-15x Harlequin rasbora or turquoise rainbowfish
    1x Dwarf gourami
    1-2x Bolivian ram
     
  3. OP
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    Nwbearcat1998Valued MemberMember

    Is it okay to mix Rainbowfish species??
    Currently I have 3 Boesemani and 3 Yellow (Banded).

    I only have a pair of Panda Cory's right now.

    How about adding a couple more of each of the Rainbow Species
    and then adding a Dwarf Gourami + 8 Black Skirt Tetra's or Rummynose??
     




  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    It's okay to mix them, but they should be in proper schools. And again, I think 3 mid/top dwelling species is too many in a 4 ft tank (especially when the rainbowfish are much bigger than the rummynose).

    I'd rehome the pandas. They're not temp compatible with the rainbowfish.

    If you go with another schooling species instead of one of the rainbow fish, go with the rummynose over the skirt tetra - the skirt tetra aren't temp compatible either. And what about a three-spot gourami instead of the dwarf gourami? They're more temp compatible.

    So something like this:

    8x Boesemani rainbowfish
    6x Banded rainbowfish
    8-10x Warm water cory (NOT panda cories)
    1-4x Three spot gourami (if you go with more than one, only get one male)

    Or

    8x Boesemani rainbowfish or Banded rainbowfish
    10-20x Rummynose tetra
    8-10x Warm water cory (NOT panda cories)
    1-4x Three spot gourami (if you go with more than one, only get one male)
     
  5. OP
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    Nwbearcat1998Valued MemberMember

    Great, I will probably continue to add a few more Rainbow's (3 more each species) and then 12 Rummynose.

    What are some other good tank mates with Rummynose and Rainbows??
     




  6. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    For bottom dwellers, albino Cory:) NOT Panda Cory like you have already been told:)
     
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Again, I think that's too many schooling species for the mid/upper levels (that's three species, and only two are recommended, particularly when the rainbowfish are so big), so I wouldn't add any more fish to that level. If it were my tank, I wouldn't add the rummynose at all.
     
  8. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

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    Nwbearcat1998Valued MemberMember

    Sorry, I was confused by your other post.......:(

    I see now you used "OR" not both of the RainbowFish.

    I will probably try to rehome the Banded (Yellow) RainbowFish
    and just have six of the Boesemani and add in the Rummynose or the Harlequin?

    Sound better?

    I'm really looking to get a good set of multiple species going...........Water temp is running at 75.





    What's a good web site to lookup type of fish? i.e. Schooling or not, temperature, tank level swimmers, etc.
     
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  10. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    boesemani's will need warmer water than that. Probably close to 80.

    a good site to look at different types of fish is liveaquaria. It will give you a good selection of readily available fish in the hobby. HOWEVER, do not pay attention to their tank requirements or temperatures as they are very inaccurate. Seriouslyfish and fishbase are great resources to look up sizes, tank requirements, and temps. If you are looking at catfish, planetcatfish is the go to IMO for them. If you are looking at loaches, then loaches.com is a great resource.
     
  11. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I would shoot for 80-82 F for that stock. Rummynose would do better at the higher temp than the harlequins.
     
  12. OP
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    Nwbearcat1998Valued MemberMember

    Great, thanks for the ideas. I'm going to keep digging on tank mates for the Rainbow's and go with 6 total of the boesemani's most likely.

    Looking forward to hearing other good tank mates for them..........

    Maybe
    Bolivian ram, Danios and a Dwarf Gourami??
     
  13. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    Bolivian rams and danios can't do the high temps
     
  14. OP
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    Nwbearcat1998Valued MemberMember

    Interestingly I see that a lot of people recommend Danio's & RainbowFish as tank mates.
     
  15. OP
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    Nwbearcat1998Valued MemberMember


    What would YOU put with 6 boesemani's????
     
  16. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    Probably rummynose or diamond tetras.
     
  17. OP
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    Nwbearcat1998Valued MemberMember

    Id like to mix w few different other species along with the rainbows.

    Thoughts on others?
     
  18. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    I wouldn't do anymore than 2 schooling fish for the mid/top in a 75
     
  19. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    You could do Bolivian ram at 80 F, but a blue ram would be better if you go with 82 F.

    A DG wouldn't be good long term at 82 F either. I'd say a pearl or moonlight gourami, but I don't think they'd do well with the rambunctious rainbowfish.
     
  20. OP
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    Nwbearcat1998Valued MemberMember

    Rainbows have been hanging out in the corner near the heater and temperature is at 79. Would higher temperature make them more active?
     




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