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Old 04-16-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
 
10 gallon stocking

Hi before i ask my question to stop people from telling me things i don't need to hear. I am not concerned about how small the footprint is in my aquarium I'm just asking about bio load stocking.
I have a 10 gallon freshwater tank with two penguin 100 HOB filters heated. I used aqadvisor to find a possible stocking option i also read reviews on the site saying that it usually actually rates your tank more stocked than it actually is. I want to have 5 kuhli loaches and 4 crystal red shrimp, i was also looking to add 3 flame tetras because they are really small. What are your guys opinions on this stocking level. and if it isn't fully stocked what else could i add to make it really nice, i am going to get kuhlis I've already decided that.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
 
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First issue would be that shoaling fish (Flame Tetra, Kuhli loach) need a group or they will be under stress. For the tetra, no less than six but a few more would be better, and while this could be managed in a planted 10g, a 20g (24-inch length or the 30-inch long) would be better for these fish. Same really applies to the kuhli loach too. These fish may seem small, but they grow provided of course that they are healthy and in suitable surroundings. And each species has needs with respect to its environment.

What many do not realize is that filtration really has little impact on what can or can't go into a given tank. Obviously the filter is important, but the needs of each fish species is more important. And in mentioning bioload, we must consider not just the "waste" issue (which is what many stop at considering) but the other stuff that fish put in the water and which no filter whatever can remove. This is where water changes and plants come into play. But there is a limit to this too.

Hope this is of some help.

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Old 04-16-2012, 06:38 PM   #3
 
so throwing the tetras off the table do you think 5 kuhli loaches, a dwarf gourami, and 4 crystal red shrimp is overstocked?
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:49 PM   #4
 
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so throwing the tetras off the table do you think 5 kuhli loaches, a dwarf gourami, and 4 crystal red shrimp is overstocked?
Yes, from the perspective that the tank is not sufficient size for kuhli loach which should have at least 24 inches length. A 15g or 20g would be best. A group of five is fine.
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