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Old 02-19-2013, 10:19 PM   #1
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38 gallon aquarium stocking


So if you guys had a 38 gallon aquarium, which is 36 X 12 X 20, how would you stock it?
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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Are you sure those are the measurements of a 38 gal? I have a 30 gal with those exact measurements....guess I could be wrong as I bought it off CL.

Anyway, I've stocked mine with neon dwarf rainbows (5), gold barbs (5), otocinclus (4), german blue ram (1), honey sunset gourami (1) and a few cories.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:59 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure that 30 gallon tanks are 30L x 12W x 18H
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:25 AM   #4
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Small schooling fish in general, maybe a single angelfish depending on the size of the other fish. Cory cats are always popular, maybe a single BN pleco. Also a good size tank for a breeing pair of BN or an established pair of smaller CA or SA cichlids IME.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:41 AM   #5
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Those dimensions are definitely 38g... but if I were you keep it simple, main schooling fish, cory school to dwell the bottom, and a single angel or pair of rams for the centerpiece!
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Took wrong measurements....mines 30 x 12 x 18...definitely a 30g! Oops...
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I'd hesitate to put anything in a 30 with a pair of cichlids, unless they're small cichlids like rams or apistos and the other fish are small too, like cardinal tetras or harlequin rasboras.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #8
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Do you think schooling fish would have more room in a 38 gallon? considering it's 36 inches long? As opposed to a tank that's 30 x 18 x 24?
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:43 PM   #9
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In my 38 gallon, heavily planted and aquascaped I have:

school of neon tetras (14)
school of black neon tetras (14)
school of serpae tetras (8)
ottocinclus (5)
albino bristlenose plecos (1m,1f, 1 juvenile)
cory cats (2)

I'll be adding a pair of Bolivian Rams once a pair forms from the 6 that are in the quarantine tank.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:11 PM   #10
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If its non-planted maybe some shellies with ripariums
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