Room for more rainbows??

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Hey all!

In the 72G I currently have the following, and beside is the amount of inches I think they take up.

1 Angel catfish- 5"
2 Bolivian rams- 5"
5 Green tiger barbs- 10"
1 Bristlenose pleco- 3"
1 Boseman rainbow- 4"
2 Blood parrot cichlids- 16"
2 Angelfish- 12"

TOTAL= 55"

Clearly the inch per Gallon rule doesn't work for the large cichlids at the end so I like to add an extra 10" just to make up for the rest of there bio-load.
So with that lets say 65".

I've had my rainbow for about 2 years and she has spent 6 months of it alone and I really would like to get her some friends in the future, however, do you think I have room?
I am very happy with how the tank is now but I think she would be happier with 2 or 3 buddies
So, do you think I have room for some more rainbows?

Thanks,
Ben
 

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HI Ben, a very debateable topic. If it was me, I would certainly add 2 more Rainbows. wouldn't even hesitate. but as I said, very debateable. For a beginner, maybe not, but
I think if you are willing to do more water changes and be consistent with your maintanence you should be fine. And I deifinitely agree that your one Rainbow would enjoy the new tankmates.
 
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8 years experience so I would class myself as out of the beginner zone
Thanks for the reply
Well I added my second blood parrot on saturday so I will give it a few weeks to settle down and for the water to get used to the new bio-load and then add 2 or 3 more rainbows
 

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platy ben said:
8 years experience so I would class myself as out of the beginner zone
Yeah, Certainly didn't see you as a beginner, you should be fine with 2 or 3 more rainbows. Good Luck.....
 
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Okay thanks a lot

If anyone else has any suggestions please post
 

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