Starting A 75g Community Tank: Need Stocking Ideas/help!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by hbgreenninja, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. hbgreenninja Valued Member Member

    Hi all,

    So I posted awhile ago that I was wanting to make a 55g aquarium, but for Christmas I received a 75g instead, so I will be doing this one!
    (scroll to bottom for tank specs)
    The stocking will be similar to that tank idea and this is my rough estimate:
    2x Bolivian Ram
    12x Forktail Rainbowfish
    12x Kuhli Loach
    8xish Assassin Snails
    40xish Amano shrimp

    according to aqadvisor my stocking level is at 63%

    Any advice and fish recommendations are welcome!
    Question also, what food is recommended for these fish?

    Tank Info:
    75g (48"l,20"h,12"w)
    Filter: Cascade 1200
    Heater: Aqueon Pro 200w
    Sand substrate

    Any advice on equipment is welcome also.

    aqadvisor pic.

  2. ryanr Moderator Moderator Member

    Hi, congrats on the new tank
    Bumping this up for you, hopefully you'll receive some responses today

  3. Sergeant Pepper Well Known Member Member

    I think you have a good amount so far. I think, don't take my word 100% as I'm not a stocking master, but you should have room to up the Rainbow school. If it were me I'd move that number to around 20 if you're going for a single schooling fish. Probably could up the Loach count too as they are a small bioload fish.
  4. hbgreenninja Valued Member Member


    Thank you!
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 27, 2018
  5. Dava Valued Member Member

    Completely agreeing with Sergeant Pepper there. Absolutely love kuhlis, by the way, best bottom dweller choice in my opinion besides cories and weather loaches, which I do have.
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  7. Ed1957 Well Known Member Member

    I think the gourami will eat your shrimp. If you don't have plants Buenios Aries Tetra look pretty cool. About 6 or 8.