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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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90 gallon setup

Pretty well planted 90 gallon freshwater setup. many plants, with driftwood

48" x 24" x 18"

Planning on:

- 10 harlequin rasboras
- 12 cardinal tetras
- 6 black neon tetras
- 5 marbled hatchets
- 4 oto catfish
- 2 female blue gouramis
- 6 cory catfish
- 1 bristlenose pleco

Will this setup look overcrowded? Which fishes should I take out to make it nicer? I was thinking that maybe I don't need the harlequins. I'm not sure.

Tell me all your thoughts please.

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In a 90 gallon that won't be overstocked but I'm a big fan of doing 1 or 2 large schools rather than a bunch of small schools, i think it looks stunning and the fish are happier.

In a tank that size you could pull off a school that sticks to the upper level, a school of middle tank schoolers and a school for the bottom of loaches or corys, and still incorporate a tribe of otos and a couple accent fish like gouramis, or a small group of rams.

lots of possibilities

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Sounds like a nice stocking list to me!





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I vote for more marble hatchets. 10 - 12 at least. They look really good in a larger school at the top of a tank.

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I'm with Kyle on this one. It's not so much that you have too many fish (although it's a few more than I would keep), it's that you have too many species. Cutting out one or two midwater species would make for a more focused, and to me appealing, tank.
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