Request For Feedback On 120g Stocking


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I posted a while ago about a 120 gallon tank - this is what I currently have:
2 swordtails (m/f - not new)
3 guppies (2f/1m)
4 clowns (between 1.5 and 3 inches)
5 zebra (nearly 4 inches)
8 kuhlI (2 pangio myersI (I think); 6 kuhlI or semicincta - not sure how to tell which)
8 angelfish (about 3 or 4 months old - 2 look near adult size - 3 of them are defective and might yack them)
1 upside down cat (got him today)
5 sterbaI cory
2 bn pleco (1m/1f - around 5 to 6 inches)
14 cardinal tetra
7 otto
nitrate are running close to 35ppm; 0 nitrite 0 amonia; temp ranges from 79 to 81 (but pops up to 84 if ac dies - which it did 5 weeks past)
would adding 2 german blue or gold ram be safe. Most of the fishes I have are near adult size 'cept the clowns - but in 2 years I'll be able to move them to a much larger tank - so I think i'm safe. The angels are large but mostly hang out at the front of the tank - mostly begging for food. The zebra and clown still hide a lot when I walk across the room but the kuhlI no longer bother hiding during the day. I'm a little worry about the nitrate level - I do a 25-30% water change once a week (basically pull out 30 gallons).
The following fishes are on my wish list:
5 sterbaI cory
3 pangio myersi
2 rams (not sure if this is a good idea)
5 kubaI loaches (no clue if they will show up anytime soon)
maybe another random guppy if I see one I like some point in the future.
(I was worried the angels would go after the guppy - esp as the male is very small - around 1.5 inches - but turns out he chases the angels around)
(in the picture the fry net in front has 2 small frys I found in the canister filter when I cleaned it out - i'm going to clean out the second one this weekend and I presume I will find more frys - if so I'll have to decide what to do - probably stick them in a pail with a heater and sponge filter)
tank is planted per picture:


Nameer Khan

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Woah! Your tank looks awesome, I think adding the rams would be fine. I think adding more bottom dwellers wouldn’t be the best, mabye after the clowns move out.

Charlie’s Dad

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I would give it a go ahead on either pair. You have a sizable foot print with your tank.

Just keep a check on water values and Temps and I know you do.

Awesome tank by the way!!!!

Keep us posted!

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