Stocking 350 gallon tank

  1. H

    Happy1234 New Member Member

    Hi guys:;hi2,
    I am super excited!:) I am going to get a 350 gallon tank!:;banaman However, I can only set it up in November when my exams are over.:(I always plan ahead, so what do you guys think i should get?
    Here are some details.

    Filter:
    1.sump
    2.2 eheim classic 650

    Dimensions:
    6'x3'x3'

    Water ph:
    I can adjust to the fish needs

    Heating:
    No heater as the temp here is 30 degree celsius all year round

    Questions:
    1.What fish should I get? I would like predatory fishes. Would a tiger shovelnose catfish, clown knifefish and a oscar work? Do they get too big? Do they get along?
    2.What size should the sump be? I want as big as possible?Will a 200 gallon sump work(too big?)

    Thanks in advance:;thx
     
  2. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Your are one lucky person. Now for the fish, you could get a school of red belly piranhas. They are predatory fish:). The fish you have chosen, i haven't had any experience with, so I can't help you with that. You could also have a knife fish. Sumps I don't use, so maybe someone else can help you with.
     
  3. OP
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    Happy1234 New Member Member

    I wanted a school of piranhas but I think they are illegal here in Singapore. Thanks anyways. :)

    Will a clown knifefish get to big for the tank?
     
  4. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Do you want a clown knife fish? And no it isn't to big for your tank. They get 35-40 inches. What about hujeta gar?
     
  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I wouldn't do a shovelnose cat - they can get longer than the tank is wide. Same with the clown knifefish.

    You could do oscars though?

    Do you like silver dollars?
     
  6. slayer5590

    slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

    I would start with an Asian arowana and build my stock around it. Or maybe a midsized Channa.
     
  7. OP
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    Happy1234 New Member Member

    Oh, then the clown knifefish and and tsc is out. I don't think I can get a gar as non of my lfs carry them. I think I will do a north American cichlid tank with oscars ..Any good tankmates for oscars and how many of them (ocars and tankmates)? And is a 200 gallon sump ok?
    Thanks:;thx
     
  8. OP
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    Happy1234 New Member Member

    How about a African cichlid tank? Is this stock ok?
    25 Tropheus duboisi
    25 Tropheus ikola
    15 Cyprichromis
    12 Julidochromis
    10Synodontis petricola
    And how about a 200 gallon sump? Is it ok?
     
  9. OP
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    Happy1234 New Member Member

    How about a rainbowfish tank?How many rainbows would I be able to stock?
     
  10. Big Red

    Big Red Well Known Member Member

    You could get away with as small as 100 gallons for the sump. I would definitely do a sump opposed to a can, especially since your considering oscars. You could do some ornates bichirs maybe even some endis and delhizi. Or some narly eels.
     
  11. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Rainbow fish will look beautiful with a lot of plants!
     
  12. OP
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    Happy1234 New Member Member

    So a 200 gallon sump is not too big? Yay! How many rainbow fish can I fit inside?
     
  13. Big Red

    Big Red Well Known Member Member

    Not at all just make sure your floor can support all the weight
     
  14. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    It depends on if you only want rainbows. It also depends on the kind you want. Do you just want one kind of species or a mix of them?
     
  15. OP
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    Happy1234 New Member Member

    I would like to mix them.I also want a colourful tank. Does my tropheus stocking look good? I am still deciding if I should set a tropheus tank or a rainbowfish tank.:confused:
     
  16. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    LeoDiaz can help with African cichlid stocking.
     
  17. LeoDiaz

    LeoDiaz Fishlore VIP Member

    tropheus Should really be kept a large species only tank so only one type of tropheus and some petricolas and Bristlenose catfish.
     
  18. OP
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    Happy1234 New Member Member

    Oh.thx. How can I stock it with Malawi cichlids? I like their color and variety.
     
  19. LeoDiaz

    LeoDiaz Fishlore VIP Member

    I would go with mbunas in that size tank you could have 6-7 groups of them in ratios of 1m to 6/7females..
     
  20. OP
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    Happy1234 New Member Member

    Thanks.:;thx Will this stock work?
    8 pseudotropheus auratus
    8 pseudotropheus demasoni
    8 pseudotropheus socolofi
    8 pseudotropheus zebra blue
    8 pseudotropheus tropheops
    8 pseudotropheus ice blue
    8 labeopseudotropheus fuelleborni