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I am working on a nice 74 gallon planted tank and I am trying to plan stocking. I have a ton of lake Malawi chiclid experience and salt water reef experience, but have never done a south american tank nor a planted tank.

I bought a 24 x 24 x 30 aquarium which is a fun size, but will put some limits on stock. I have a mix of gravel and fluorite for substrate, filtration is a Fluval 407, heater is 600 w element controlled by a finnex heater controller, and light is a fluval plant led (the 24" Bluetooth one). I plan on using my neptune apex to automate water changes from a container of conditioned water.

I am leaning towards discus or angels and suitable tank mates, but I am open to suggestions.

Thanks in advance!
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That is an interesting shape. And of course - it WILL be an interesting aquarium!
Here is a great tank-building video I saw recently that might give you some ideas,


The guy is a real pro at this, and I think there are some interesting similarities in the aquarium he built and yours. And plus, Apistogramma cacatuoides (Cockatoo Cichlid) is a very cool Cichlid in it's own right!
 
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Well, alrighty then.
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THAT is an adult-sized F1 fish, that is well over a foot in height from top to bottom. A rare and beautiful Altum Angelfish! And, is a species that I believe would look quite exceptional, as a centerpiece Cichlid for your 30" tall aquarium.
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So... still open to suggestions? :cool:
 
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Beautiful tank! Personally I would add a pair of angelfish and a pair or single male of apistogramma hongsloi (The species in the video @Auballagh mentioned) or apistogramma macmasteri. The red on these fish is extremely vibrant, and their behaviours are very interesting. A great contrast to angels.
 
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