Possible Future 56 Gal Column Stocking

  1. Rich72

    Rich72 Well Known Member Member

    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

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    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

    Rich72 Well Known Member Member

    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

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

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

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    What are the dimensions of the tank?
     
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    Rich72

    Rich72 Well Known Member Member

    18"L x 30"W x 24"H
     


  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

  8. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    Yep agree maybe he COULD do firemouths or convicts?

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

    Rich72 Well Known Member Member

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

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    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

    Rich72 Well Known Member Member

    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

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    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

    Rich72 Well Known Member Member

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

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

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

    Rich72 Well Known Member Member

    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

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    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

    Rich72 Well Known Member Member

    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

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

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

    Rich72 Well Known Member Member

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

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

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