Possible Future 56 Gal Column Stocking

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Rich72, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Rich72

    Rich72Well Known MemberMember

    Hey all. I want to gather some possible stocking lists for this tank. I would like to do an aggressive stocking. I am open to ANYTHING though.
     
  2. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Jack Dempsey or green terror or some kind of cichlid is the only aggressive fish I can think of atm.
     
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    Rich72

    Rich72Well Known MemberMember

    Would i be able to keep anything else in the tank with either of those fish? What about some smaller aggressive fish that school like tiger barbs?
     




  4. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    I'm not sure but I'll call in @Anders247
     
  5. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    What are the dimensions of the tank?
     




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    Rich72

    Rich72Well Known MemberMember

    18"L x 30"W x 24"H
     
  7. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    This is too small for green terrors or jack dempseys, imo.
     
  8. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Yep agree maybe he COULD do firemouths or convicts?

    How about a community of African Cichlids maybe malawi cichlids?
     
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    Rich72

    Rich72Well Known MemberMember

    What about some smaller aggressive fish like tiger barbs? Or some smaller cichlids?
     
  10. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Malawi cichlids come in all different sizes, you could do a giant school of tiger barbs but I wouldn't really put anything else with the tiger barbs.
     
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    Rich72

    Rich72Well Known MemberMember

    I was looking at live aquaria to see so cichlids and the Maingano and Electric Blue both caught my eye immediately. What would a stocking look like with either of them?
     
  12. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Firemouths or convicts would work, yes.

    If you did electric blue or maingano, which are African cichlids, you'd have to do a species only tank.
     
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    Rich72

    Rich72Well Known MemberMember

    alright, what would a stocking with firemouths convicts like like
     
  14. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    1 firemouth or 1 convict
    3 Dianema longibarbis/urostriatum
    8 dwarf neon rainbowfish
    2 three spot gouramis
     
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    Rich72

    Rich72Well Known MemberMember

    I would prefer the fire mouth because i don't want any problems with fighting. Could I do 4 Dianema L. and 6-7 Dward Neons? I want to plant it for the catfish but i would need a very strong light to penetrate all of the water because it is a taller tank.
     
  16. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yes you could do 4 Dianema sp. and 6-7 dwarf neons but I'd do more of the rainbows.
     
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    Rich72

    Rich72Well Known MemberMember

    Alright. I said 6-7 because i added a fish but i'd gladly do 8. What can i do about the light situation? Also do you think i could bump the numbers up a bit more? I have a canister filter rated for 100 gals as well as an aqua clear 70 running on it right now.
     
  18. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yes I think you could bump up the numbers a bit more, like 10 dwarf rainbows would be fine.
     
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    Rich72

    Rich72Well Known MemberMember

    Ok. What's a good temp for the tank and any light recommendations to let the plants grow?
     
  20. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I'd keep it around 77 Fahrenheit.
    I'm not good with plants so I can't help you there.
     




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