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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 05-20-2009, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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225 and 150

I figured I would start this journal now by asking for help. In 6 weeks I am purchasing a 225 and a 150 tanks. The 225 I am planning on stocking with several angels and a very large school of threadfin rainbows.

Its the 150 I am having trouble deciding on stock and such. You see the 150 is a square tall tank, and don't know what to stock or how I am going to plant it. So looking for suggestions before the tank arrives.
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setting up a 225 and 150 at the same time? that is serious work but very engaging as well I guess.

I was about to say Discus for the 150, but since you already planned angels for the 225, i think it will bring some contrast if you have small fish in the 150 like a large school of tetras or rasboras or even glass catfish.

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Small fish would sound fine, but I already have 11 tanks with small fish, and looking for something different. These 2 tanks will be show tanks since my other 18 tanks are breeders and holding tanks.
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11tanks? pics would be great!
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jeeeeeeeeeze thats a load of tanks. maybe piranha if they're legally sold where you live?
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I'm all for a tank with 120 rummies.
That would be sweet.
This thread should be awesome. Good luck with the tanks!

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i just did a search and i could not locate it, but somebody had recently posted pictures from their planted piranha tank, which was really well done. i think it would be great if you could research some larger fish to use in a planted tank--even better if something less common that piranhas and certainly discus, which have been used many times.

here is one thread that offered suggestions for a similar question.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fi...arge-fish.html
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...how about a pretty big group of a shoaling fish that grows somewhat larger, such as tiger barbs? that could look cool
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piranha isn't legal here. I do have more than 11 tanks, there's 18 total and adding the 2 big ones. I plan on about 75 threadfins in the 220 so am looking for something a little bigger in the 150, just not sure what.

I plan on doing pics as the tanks get here and during the setups. Plants for the 150 I think will be vals since it is such a tall tank.

50 gal with angels and rams


55 ruby green tank


one of the racks with 15 gal longs and 1 10gal


older pic of the 25


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There is also some 20 longs and a few other 10's and 15's but no pictures yet
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damn.. 150gal square? how deep is that sucker!

I am in agreement with clwatkins10 with putting a crapload of rummies in there.. they are one of my favorite fish!

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susan if you want a schooling fish that grows kinda big...how about a school of congo tetra's? i have 15 in my 135 and they look amazing.
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That sounds kind of cool. I am sure my lfs can order them for me. I'll check them out. Maybe add something else also.
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Well one tank was ordered last night. My lfs was having a midnight madness sale and had vendors there. So I ended up ordering a 220 with stand and canopy. Will be here in about a week and 1/2. I'll get that placed where I want it, then will work on getting the other tank in. which I think is going to end up being a 160 more or less square, but not quite.
I almost ordered a 300 instead, but it was only 6ft long and the fact it was 3 foot wide. Nice tank, but would have to go swimming to clean the thing, or even set it up.
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Very nice, and you have some good looking tanks aleady. In my 135, I have 25 Bleedingheart tetras, 20+ red/blue columbian tetras, and a bunch of Lemons. The BHs and RBCs get large, but not too big. Just great looking schooling fish for a large tank. Check them out, when you look for congos.

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Dang, a 6 ft long, and 3 foot deep tank by however many tall would be an insane tank!

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