125 gallon stocking help

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Hi all i am wondering what can go in a 125 gallon with a female gt a female con and a salvini they are small atm the biggest being 4 inches.
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1con, 1gt, 1sal, 1jd, 1pleco(havent decided which) 1earth eater(havent decided)and school of silver dollars. or
1con, 1gt, 1sal, 1oscar, 1pleco, and schoolers.
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: 125 gallon stocking help

10g for each silver dollar
20g for female con
50g for gt
30g for salvini
30g for a pleco that does not get bigger than 6"
55-60g for an oscar

This assumes that you only plan to change 50% of the water volume once a week. If you are willing to do more water changes you could stock more. For instance, doing 50% water change every 2-3 days.

Buy an API freshwater master test kit and test nitrates every 3 days and ammonia and nitrites once a week.
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: 125 gallon stocking help

well, i'm not much of an SD fan. (or any other fast twitch moving fish)

i would recommend a severum instead. :)

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centrino787 replied the topic: Re: 125 gallon stocking help

i dont think ill go with the second list as ive kept oscars and they are high maintenance fish when something goes wrong with the bb
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: 125 gallon stocking help

so your not going with an oscar?

do you have another tank with an oscar?

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centrino787 replied the topic: Re: 125 gallon stocking help

no i used to have an oscar but had to give him away because i moved and didnt have the room but have moved again and have the space for another good sized tank
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: 125 gallon stocking help

I would skip the pleco in favor of an eartheater, personally. A lot of plecos tend to hide.

Why not some dither fish slightly smaller than SD? Like giant danios or rosy barb.
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cichlidmaniac replied the topic: Re: 125 gallon stocking help

Get an oscar! they are cool monsters! Just over filter and do 30% Wcs once a week and you will be good. you should definitely get an oscar for your cichlid community. you won't be disapointed...
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: 125 gallon stocking help

I wouldn't totally rely on a percentage water change to be able to keep nitrates down. Use a nitrate liquid test kit, and test every 3-4 days. If the nitrates are at 20ppm, do a 50% water change. If you can't afford to buy one, get into the habit of doing 50% water change every 3 days.
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GeorgeP replied the topic: Re: 125 gallon stocking help

Get a O and the eartheater, I love my Geo, so busy and colorful.
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