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Old 02-03-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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90 Gallon TALL


Well i need a bit help help with fish selection, i just moved my fish out of my little 30 gallon into a nice and Huge 90 gallon show tank.

New tank dimensions
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48"x15"x32"

So very tall, now I am looking to add to my tank but not sure what to get.
What i have now:
8x Harelquin Rasbora
6x Neon Tetras
5x Peppered corys
3x Angelicus Botia Loach
1x Raphael Catfish

They all hang out near the bottom except the rasboras, who go everywhere. They are all small and look puny in such a big tank, so looking to add some size but not something that i will have to but in a bigger tank down the road, no more room in current house. I have a huge amount of filtration so it can be messy if need be.

What it looks like now, once i get some money gonna plant it up, just need some good lights to reach the bottom.

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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Awesome. Is that stand sturdy enough for such a tank?

Anyways, to help with the puny effect, go with a nice schooling fish ie rummy nose.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

All three of these types of fish usually always stay towards the bottom.
Peppered corys
Angelicus Botia Loach
Raphael Catfish
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:28 PM   #4
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Yeah i reenforced the sides and back with 2x4's and plywood, just not visible in the picture. I will probably put more 2x4's in the front on my next few days off, but its sturdy enough.

Rummy nose would be cool, i know angel fish might eat the neons but think they would work pretty well in the tank?
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:34 PM   #5
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Since there's nothing supporting the corners of the tank, it's definitely not a stand you should be using.

Do you have the ability to rebuild it or access to a different stand? If not, you could be looking at a flood.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:43 PM   #6
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I do agree with everyone on the tank could use some more supports. This could be done fairly easily by stacking cinder blocks as temporary supports for the tank until you can get a sturdier stand. Or you can look in the DIY part of the Forum for tips on how to do a 2x4 stand or anything else.

Now for why i'm here, your question...

I say stock it with a pair of larger show fish, possibly more. I think that Angelfish would look nice or mabey a school of Rainbows, however the tank looks a bit short for rainbows.

For your schooling fish i say just increase the numbers on what you have, possibly to 10 or 15 each

Then for your bottom fish i would say remove the Rafeal cat and get more cory's, the Rafeal's can get sort of big and i believe they like company, as in more, but i'm not sure about that. I think the loaches are fine

Overall i like the tank, just get more supports! don't want to see your house completely flooded by a 90! i've had a 10 crack and leak and that was a mess, i can't imagine a 90!
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:02 PM   #7
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yeah i can build a support for the sides that wont be an issue just need to go dig through my wood pile outside. Pulling a double tonight so may be a few days but it will be fine till then.

Raphael catfish only get up to max about 8". so he will be fine for now, he is only 1 1/2" right now. I am keeping him for a future 120 gallon.
How tall does it need to be for rainbows? Its 32" tall, i can barely touch the bottom with my finger tips and i am 6'2". From the top of the tank to the floor is 52".
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Doesnt need taller needs wider for room to swim. The rainbows need room to travel from left to right, where other fish like angels need verticle room north to south space due to flowing fins etc. Tall tank like that would be a sweet discus tank....
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:14 PM   #9
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ah yeah that makes more sense didn't really think about it, still tired from waking up.

Well i think i may just go pick up a few more corys, 5-6 more rasboras, and a couple angel fish. Not looking to breed them, so if i can get them sexed right how many can i keep, i.e angel fish?
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Angelfish would be awesome!
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:56 AM   #11
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Angelfish will more than likely eat the neon tetras, deep body tetras work better with them.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:02 AM   #12
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Angelfish will more than likely eat the neon tetras, deep body tetras work better with them.
My two huge koi angels don't bother the large school of neons (19) in my tank.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:53 PM   #13
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My two huge koi angels don't bother the large school of neons (19) in my tank.
In nature, neons are the angels main food source though there have been accounts of people being able to keep them together when they are introduced young or at the same time.

I've never kept them at the same time but I thought it was worth pointing out
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:59 PM   #14
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As others have said, a school of about half a dozen nice veil angelfish would be perfect in that tank. If they dine on a neon or two that's the circle of life.
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That depth would be great for Altum Angelfish!
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