Jack Dempsey Tank?

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laurenrocksth

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Hi Everyone! I've been away from the hobby for quite a while and would like to start a tank again. I'm not really looking for a high maintenance planted tank and was thinking of having some Jack Dempsey's. I'd like to have a 75 gallon with a pair. My LFS is currently selling a breeding pain who have been cohabitating for quite a while. Is a 75g big enough for a pair only with no other fish? If so, what would be a good canister filter option for that size tank?
 

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JDs can grwo big, about 10inches. I have seen some at LFS about that size. IMO, a pair "can" be kept together in a 75, but that would be at the lowest size limit.
With filters, I would recomment 2. This way you can clean one each cleaning only.
 

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I'd get a Eheim 2217. If you want 2 filters, add a large HOB. An Aquaclear 110 or an Emperor 400 would work.

I would not keep anything in a 75 with a pair of Dempsey. Large tetra maybe. But even then, they may end up as food for the JD's or just ripped apart. Tiger barbs maybe too.
 

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I'm picking up the tank next Saturday! I got a great deal on Craigslist. 75 gallon tank with a wood stand, canopy, 2 good sized fluval canister filters, another HOB, heater, and a bunch of accessories for $200!!!!!
 
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