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Stocking for a 120g aquarium?

I'm going to get a 120g tank and gonna make it planted but i need to know what i should do for stocking. i want things that will go along with my current stocking list:
4 Angelfish
3 African Dwarf Frogs
6 Rasboras
1 Rainbowfish
1 Glassfish
2 Powder Blue Dwarf Gouramis
4 Zebra Danios
1 Black Kuhli Loaches
3 Otocinclus
6 Black Skirt Tetras

what should i get? how many? how much should i up the schools?

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I'm envious! You definitely have to add some more rainbows. They are schooling fish. One alone is not good. I have 8 in my 55. With 120 gallons you definitely have room to beef it up. You don't have to keep it to just one kind of rainbow. You can spice it up. I have 2 Austrailian, 2 New Guinea, 2 Boesemani, and 2 tourquoise. They are a great fish to keep. Loachs do better in numbers also, I would add some of them also.

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4 Angelfish
3 African Dwarf Frogs
6 Rasboras
1 Assorted Rainbowfish
1 Glassfish
2 Powder Blue Dwarf Gouramis
4 Zebra Danios
1 Black Kuhli Loaches
3 Otocinclus
6 Black Skirt Tetras

K just tell me how many and i'll change the list.

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You need to keep at least two of every kind of rainbow you get. They're much happier with a friend to play with! With the other things you have listed, and your tank, you could probably have pairs or trios of 3 or more kinds of rainbow, depending on which ones you choose. Some of the little ones like threadfins or Pseudomugil signifer, you could keep a large school. But definitely get more than one. The more there are, the more active they will be. You could probably also do more than 4 danios if you wanted. Otherwise it sounds like a great tank, and you should definitely get some pictures on here when you get it going.
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You need to keep at least two of every kind of rainbow you get. They're much happier with a friend to play with! With the other things you have listed, and your tank, you could probably have pairs or trios of 3 or more kinds of rainbow, depending on which ones you choose. Some of the little ones like threadfins or Pseudomugil signifer, you could keep a large school. But definitely get more than one. The more there are, the more active they will be. You could probably also do more than 4 danios if you wanted. Otherwise it sounds like a great tank, and you should definitely get some pictures on here when you get it going.
so something like this?

8 Angelfish
3 African Dwarf Frogs
15 Rasboras
15 Assorted Rainbowfish
15 Glassfish
3 Gouramis
15 Zebra Danios
15 Black Kuhli Loaches
50 Otocinclus
15 Black Skirt Tetras

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Most definitly. it will be my 1st planted tank and my biggest in the year i've been in the hobbie. lol. this might be one of the best tanks i'll ever get until i hit 14.

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Why don't you leave the frogs in the 60gal? They're huge bioload by themselves. Are you going to leave both of these tanks as FW setups?





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i think i'll just keep the 120g if i need to set up the 60g i will but i think i might just set up a small qt tank. and then i might put the frogs in there. gtg so i'll talk to you tommorow.

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Would something like this work, or what fish would get eaten by the others? what would eat what? should i have the discus?
8 Angelfish
3 African Dwarf Frogs
10 Rasboras
10 Assorted Rainbowfish
10 Glassfish
3 Gouramis
10 Zebra Danios
10 Black Kuhli Loaches
50 Otocinclus
10 Black Skirt Tetras
10 Rummy Nose Tetras
10 Cories
3 Discus

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Either 1 Oscar or 1 Arowana

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wouldn't that eat all the other fish? or is that what you mean?

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wouldn't that eat all the other fish? or is that what you mean?
LOL... yes

Have you ever considered going with like 3 or 4 fairly large schools of fish? If you were to have say a decent school of Harlequin rasboras, cardinal tetras, and some rummy noses it would be kind of cool to see them bunch up in groups.

Maybe throw in some (not 50) ottos, corys, and then some show fish like rams or something like that.

With the fish list you have, the only thing I can picture is chaos. Just my oppinion, nothing more.

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8 Angelfish
3 African Dwarf Frogs
20 Rasboras
10 Assorted Rainbowfish
10 Glassfish
3 Gouramis
20 Zebra Danios
10 Black Kuhli Loaches
15 Otocinclus
20 Black Skirt Tetras
20 Rummy Nose Tetras
10 Cories
something like this?
what do you think the numbers should be? all the fish in the first list (First post) are keepers.

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