Request For Feedback On 120g Stocking

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by jake37, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. jake37

    jake37Valued MemberMember

    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
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    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)
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    question:
    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).
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    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)
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    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)
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    (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:
     

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  2. Nameer Khan

    Nameer KhanValued MemberMember

    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.
     
  3. Smalltownfishfriend

    SmalltownfishfriendWell Known MemberMember

    What's the temp??
     
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    jake37

    jake37Valued MemberMember

    Per blob of text above between 79 and 81.

     
  5. Twigleg

    TwiglegNew MemberMember

    Great looking tank.
     
  6. Nabaliss

    NabalissNew MemberMember

    What are the tall grass like plants on the left?
     
  7. Charlie’s Dad

    Charlie’s DadValued MemberMember

    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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    jake37

    jake37Valued MemberMember

    jungle val.

     
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