Some Tank mate advise needed

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  1. lydodd

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    Hi Everyone So I got my 3 meter tank up and running again and is ready for fish to be introduced. I was going to add my malawi,s but decided I want something else in there for a change. It is 3 meters long 500mm high and unfortunately only 380mm wide was show tank. So my question is do I put a lot of small schooling fish in there or a few bigger ones and if so what breeds. Please help ..Thanks
     
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    Nice man glad you are up and running again, I would rather put lots of schooling fish in couple of different types of tetras and rainbows.

    With a couple of bottom dwellers, zebra loaches, corries, bn plecos. Putting monster fish in a tank is a waste for me only my personal choice and 2c worth.

    Good luck.
     
  4. dash

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    hi mate. you are spoilt for choice. the choice is yours. depends on the look you want. if you go planted then small fish are the way to go if not then, some nice big fish will look good as well. if you really want to go stunning, discus, discus and discus!
     
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    If it was a wider it would have been perfect for a planted arowana setup
     
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    IF you do decided on what you want .. the biggest challenge of tanks for me is a pure biotope. Pick a specifiec region .. African ... South America - Rio Neigro ... or Asian(Barb's and Loaches) or Australian (Rainbow's) and try and rebuild it. Lot's of research and plenty of rewards....
     
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    Hi Dash, u got any great places to buy some discuss, last time i looked they were going to cost R900, a bit pricey for me.
     
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    Where are you located. Lots of good guys here on TASA
     
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    @lydodd

    Although the tank is nice and long, you will be a bit limited by the width.
    So you won't be able to keep any monsters in here.

    If it was me....plenty of plants, plenty of drift wood. And various Tetras. Each species in a school of 15+
    With some Corries on the bottom
     
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    For me monster fish are the most rewarding. Walking to your tank and having your fish get all excited you really dont get that with barbs. But congrads on the tank and as people have said go planted with some smaller schooling fish.
     
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    I am in the Johannesburg area, around Eastgate.
     
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    So am i
     
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    If you are going planted in a tank that size I would suggest low tech (Java Ferns, Moss, Anubias, Vallisneria..). High tech is going to cost you if you are using a manufacturer range of ferts. If you go EI dosing it's cheaper but you will need to do 50% wc's weekly so a lot of water to change.
     

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