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Stocking suggestion for 182L

I was wondering what would go well in a peaceful community tank.







90cm x 45cm x 45 cm, 182L.

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My pants consist of

Hairgrass
Cabomba
Anubias Nana
Willow Moss
Java Fern
Amazon Sword

Hairgrass is growing a little bit rough. Thinking about pulling it out soon.

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17 Green neon tetra
4 Julli Corydoras

We were thinking about getting a few amano shrimp to put in next. I have never had Gouramis before and would any of you guys/gals recommend to keep with tetras?

Also thinking about Sunset platy, black mollies.

Any other suggestions would be great.
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Nice layout, neon blue Discus would be perfect for your Tank.


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Your pants have a lot of plants! Is that just white sand?
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Nice layout, neon blue Discus would be perfect for your Tank.
Beautiful fish. There is a building right next to my apartment that has an amazing discus tank that I stop by frequently. I think my tank is too small for at least 4 or 5 discus. I do believe 182L comes out to 48 or 49 gallons.

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Your pants have a lot of plants! Is that just white sand?
I have a mixture of white and black sand. The white sand takes up the front of the tank and the path way through the middle. I think I used 3 9L bags of white sand in total and about 30KG in total of black sand. The corys really love to play in the white sand.
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First of all. AWESOME TANK!!! Second, u need non jumpers (unless u will b adding floating plants) pearl gourami don't jump and are very peaceful.
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First of all. AWESOME TANK!!! Second, u need non jumpers (unless u will b adding floating plants) pearl gourami don't jump and are very peaceful.
Thank you!

I will be adding a hood in the near future. Havent had any jumpers as of yet. Lovely fish the pearl gourami, thank you for the suggestion. Are gouramis more happy being kept together in a big number or small number?
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Thank you!

I will be adding a hood in the near future. Havent had any jumpers as of yet. Lovely fish the pearl gourami, thank you for the suggestion. Are gouramis more happy being kept together in a big number or small number?

While most gouramis are aggressive, but pearl gouramis actually need to be in groups anywhere from 2+
If u will b getting a hood I would say my favorites are rainbow fish - boesemani, red Irian, and turquoise
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Beautiful tank! I love the look of it.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't think I would like a very active or big fish in here. I think a pair of GBRs or Bolivian Rams would look great.

Nice work on this one.
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Beautiful tank! I love the look of it.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't think I would like a very active or big fish in here. I think a pair of GBRs or Bolivian Rams would look great.

Nice work on this one.
Thank you!

I totally agree with you. I have been going back and forth between GBR's or a few Pearl Gouramis and I am leaning towards the GBR's. Such a cool looking fish. Next stop at the lfs will be some Amano Shrimp and then after that maybe looking to add some Sunset Platys to add a nice red colour to the tank.

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Thank you!

I totally agree with you. I have been going back and forth between GBR's or a few Pearl Gouramis and I am leaning towards the GBR's. Such a cool looking fish. Next stop at the lfs will be some Amano Shrimp and then after that maybe looking to add some Sunset Platys to add a nice red colour to the tank.

Thanks for the input!

Pearl gourami occupy the water's surface while GBRs tend to stay near the bottom, so u could do both. Besides, if the GBRs get aggressive the pearls are big enough that the aggression would be aimed at the tetras not the pearls.
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A nice school of emperor tetras would look cool in there.
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