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Overstocking thoughts

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:04 pm
by Themaggot
Just curious on you thoughts of over stocking a 120gal with fx6, frequent water changes and oversized air pump

Re: Overstocking thoughts

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:18 pm
by DJRansome
What are the dimensions? There is a level of overstocking that helps manage aggression, and then there is putting so many fish in the tank that they can't turn around without crossing the path of others.

Re: Overstocking thoughts

PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:18 am
by Themaggot
60"x18"x26"h might only be a 100gal

Re: Overstocking thoughts

PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:21 am
by Fogelhund
Themaggot wrote:Just curious on you thoughts of over stocking a 120gal with fx6, frequent water changes and oversized air pump


It really depends on what species/types of fishes you are keeping. Sometimes it's needed, sometimes it's a detriment. Which fishes do you plan on keeping?

Re: Overstocking thoughts

PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:51 pm
by ken31cay
Themaggot wrote:60"x18"x26"h might only be a 100gal


It's a 120gal.

Re: Overstocking thoughts

PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:12 am
by Themaggot
Fogelhund wrote:
Themaggot wrote:Just curious on you thoughts of over stocking a 120gal with fx6, frequent water changes and oversized air pump


Peacocks mostly, plecos and clowns. Probably a catfish too

It really depends on what species/types of fishes you are keeping. Sometimes it's needed, sometimes it's a detriment. Which fishes do you plan on keeping?

Re: Overstocking thoughts

PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:13 am
by Fogelhund
Themaggot wrote:
Fogelhund wrote:
Themaggot wrote:Just curious on you thoughts of over stocking a 120gal with fx6, frequent water changes and oversized air pump


Peacocks mostly, plecos and clowns. Probably a catfish too

It really depends on what species/types of fishes you are keeping. Sometimes it's needed, sometimes it's a detriment. Which fishes do you plan on keeping?


So Peacocks. Are you keeping a breeding group, or mixed males? Any stocking list you are thinking of?

Re: Overstocking thoughts

PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:38 pm
by Themaggot
Well, in hindsight i should have done a little more research but, i do have a few other tanks that i can set up.
I have 6 mbuna. 2 sunrise, 2 albino, 1 red peacocks. 3 clown loaches, a red tail shark and a spotted catfish
I would probably like all male peacocks but 2 are f

Re: Overstocking thoughts

PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:42 pm
by Themaggot
ken31cay wrote:
Themaggot wrote:60"x18"x26"h might only be a 100gal


It's a 120gal.