Stocking A 36 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by U2_, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. U2_

    U2_New MemberMember

    So I have a 36 gallon bowfront tank and currently it's empty, I have no idea what to stock it with, I wanted to keep 2 Ryukin Goldfish, but I'm starting to rethink that. I've kept Angelfish before, and only had 2 with some smaller fish too. I really don't know what I wanna put in the tank and I'm looking for ideas. Hopefully something interesting to watch swim and feed.
     
  2. MrFishkeeper1

    MrFishkeeper1Valued MemberMember

    So I'm going to ask you a few questions before we start.
    Anyway, what are the parameters, what is the length-width-height, and will you use live plants if so which will you use.
     
  3. OP
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    U2_

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    33 in x 17.5 in x 52 in, I have two amazon swords in there right now. Nothing else is in there because I was preparing for 2 ryukin goldfish and I was finding that they don't need a lot of decor because they can run into things. But I'm having second thoughts about getting goldfish, and thinking moving back into a community style.
     
  4. MrFishkeeper1

    MrFishkeeper1Valued MemberMember

    ok how about ph
     
  5. OP
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    U2_

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    The pH and water parameters I am not so sure about, I just went to have my water tested and was told that my nitrates are a bit high as well as my water being a bit acidic, so I've done a water change and will take it in tomorrow and see what needs to be done, I can't get that kit they sell at PetSmart yet, but I am looking to invest in that.
     
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  6. MrFishkeeper1

    MrFishkeeper1Valued MemberMember

    ok the test kits last a while too, I will tell you some good ideas

    Sorry I have to go right now I will post later tomorrow
     
  7. OP
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    U2_

    U2_New MemberMember

    All good, thanks
     
  8. MrFishkeeper1

    MrFishkeeper1Valued MemberMember

    if your dimensions are what you say they are then you have a 130-gallon tank
     
  9. OP
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  10. MrFishkeeper1

    MrFishkeeper1Valued MemberMember

    ok that must be the stand then
     
  11. OP
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    U2_

    U2_New MemberMember

    Ok, I've never really went and just measured it
     
  12. MrFishkeeper1

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  13. OP
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    U2_

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    Ok, I like that, I've had gouramis and don't want to do them again, maybe I could do 1 Angelfish?
     
  14. MrFishkeeper1

    MrFishkeeper1Valued MemberMember

    the angelfish would eat them when it gets bigger and these gouramis are very peacful and only get about 3 inches long
     
  15. OP
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    U2_

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    Really, I had 2 Angelfish before with some rasboras and glolight tetras and they were fine.
     
  16. MrFishkeeper1

    MrFishkeeper1Valued MemberMember

    were they full sized
     
  17. OP
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    U2_

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    Yes, they were 4-6 inches
     
  18. MrFishkeeper1

    MrFishkeeper1Valued MemberMember

    without finnage
     
  19. OP
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    U2_

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    The angels did
     

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  20. MrFishkeeper1

    MrFishkeeper1Valued MemberMember

    nice setup, but ok I guess some people just have more luck than others but if you want to then ok go for it
     
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