Im new so HI and I just bought a 75 Gallon

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How about this and tell me what you think guys. I buy a canister rated for at least 150 gallons. I buy 2 Oscar babies and put them in 75 with canister plus marine 400 which is rated for 90 gallons. I say 2 small ones so they grow up together. I then within 6 months buy a 120-150 gallon tank. I put the 2 Oscars in it AND the canister I already bought previously in it as well. So then they are still young while in 75 and before adulthood will go in a bigger tank.
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If your plan is to get a 150 gallon (6 feet long) then you need a single canister rated for 300 gallon tank minimum or 2 canisters rated for 150 gallon tank minimum. You might as well buy it now rather than later. This will allow you to transfer the oscars immediately to the new tank without having to cycle it.

The assumption is that the 2 oscars will not fight before then for territory.

If you dont have one already, get a Python No spill water changer. You will need it for large water changes.
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That's why I was thinking looking at 2 that I see are already swimming together so assume they get along when I purchase them
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Rocksor replied the topic: Im new so HI and I just bought a 75 Gallon

things can change when they start to reach around 6-8". When less than that size, it's normal for oscars to swim together.
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