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Stocking 120 Gallon Planted Medium Sized Community Tank Ideas!

Aug 23, 2011
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Tank (LxDxH): 48 x 24 x 24 inch (119.7gUS)
Filters: Hagen Aquaclear 110, Eheim 2028

Selected species: [Edit Species]

10 x Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
2 x Pearl Gourami (Trichogaster leerii)
2 x Cockatoo Apisto (Apistogramma cacatuoides)
10 x Penguin Tetra (Thayeria boehlkei)
10 x Rummynose Tetra (Hemigrammus bleheri)
2 x Keyhole Cichlid (Cleithracara maronii)
10 x Three Lined Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)
10 x Kuhli Loach (Pangio kuhlii)
1 x Albino Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus)
1 x Clown Pleco (Panaque maccus)

would this work well? i could always lower the nummbers of the kuhlis and cories and take out one of the plecos.... the tank should be arriving to our house shortly.

Ian H

Aug 10, 2007
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South Wales, UK
hi ian h,your tank looks great,very balanced and not over done,the plants look really healthy,do you use co2 and what substrate have you used,and also what lighting are you running.?

Thanks, sadly it doesnt look like that anymore :( i didnt have access to the tank for 2 years and so its all died.

at the time i was running 4x38w T8's with reflectors, EI dosing and fire extinguisher co2, just plain gravel with a couple of root tabs.

Got my tank back now though so will be up and running as it was shortly, but sadly my one lighting strip has died so i only have 2x38w bulbs :(

Dont know anything about keyholes so cant comment on them, the rest is fine though. Would be good if you could get a breeding pair of bn
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