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So I have a 240 gallon, its a mixed cichlid tank that i want to be lake specific. Im gonna leave the 240 for the haps and move all the tangs into a different tank.There are about 40-60 Julidochromis marlieri most juveniles (started with 2 about 7 months ago haha) i also have 2 leleupi and 1 golden comp growing out in a 20 gallon . I want to move all of these over to another tank and add some more (probably a school of cyps a few more comps and maybe something else). I have my eye on a 180 gallon set up at the lfs. Is that gonna be big enough? or should i start to thin out the julies? And what other species do you think would work out?
 

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What are the dimensions of the 180?
 

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A 180 will be great for the fish you've listed. 3 rock dwellers: julies, comps, leleupi. Open water for the cyps (if you get a 6 ft long tank, then you can also look at the jumbo varieties), and then consider Xenotilapia for the sand. I would avoid shellies because of the julies and leleupi. Unless you get a big, mean shelly. Gobies could also fit into the mix if their dietary requirements are met.
 

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yeah its gonna be 6' long. alright well thanks for the input im off to go buy it
 

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Ooops I missed one of your questions. Yes, I would thin out the julies. Sell/trade some of them to help pay for the new setup. :thumb: They won't be welcome once they are closer to breeding age, so might as well fish them out when you make the move.
 

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yeah i figured so, i was looking today and it looks like there are closer to 100 jeez. i would of never thought i could over stock a 240 gallon ha
 
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