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    Default How many discus in 80 gal?

    Hello. I wanted to go very big but since I live in an apartment and I'm afraid how much weigh the floor needs to support, I want to start with an 80 gal. How many discus+altums do you recommend to have to be happy with the space, and not have bullying/stress problems?

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    Default Re: How many discus in 80 gal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcturus View Post
    Hello. I wanted to go very big but since I live in an apartment and I'm afraid how much weigh the floor needs to support, I want to start with an 80 gal. How many discus+altums do you recommend to have to be happy with the space, and not have bullying/stress problems?
    6 discus, 0 Altums. The altums get too tall for an 80 gal tank.
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    Default Re: How many discus in 80 gal?

    It's not the size of the tank as much as how clean is the water. What's your water changing schedule? If you're not sure, I'd think a lot more about this.
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    Default Re: How many discus in 80 gal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcturus View Post
    Hello. I wanted to go very big but since I live in an apartment and I'm afraid how much weigh the floor needs to support, I want to start with an 80 gal. How many discus+altums do you recommend to have to be happy with the space, and not have bullying/stress problems?
    Hello - I have an 80 gallon and right now have 5 - 4.5" discus in it now. I have 2 also in quarantine so that will bring me up to 7 total. Thats what I planned as my max. I due 2 x 50% WC weekly with aged water and everything is great. 2 pairs I have and they lay eggs weekly. They even hatch and become free swimmers so I feel confident my water is good with my schedule. My recommendation would be to go bare bottom, it will help greatly to keep you water parameters in check.

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    Default Re: How many discus in 80 gal?

    That would be about 8 pounds per gallon, so around 640 lbs. Here is a calculator for correct measurements.
    https://reef.diesyst.com/volcalc/volcalc.html

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