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post #1 of 7 Old 01-26-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
Fluval flora stocking

Hello, Im planing to get a fluval flora for my dad because he wants a nice fish tank for fathers day. I'm planning on having it heavily planted, black sand, some river rocks, a nice piece of wood with Riccia on it, and this is my planned stocking, the stocking I chose is very simalar to the recommended sticking for a 10 gallon tank on the fish for a 10 gallon tank thread. This tank is only 2 gallons less so I don't think that it'll be a problem. And it is hevily planted, and cycled with mati media. Here is the link to the thread. Recommendations For A 10 Gallon - Tropical Fish Forums

1 male Betta imbellis Or 1 Dario Dario
5-6 boraras brigittae
3-4 Pygmy cories
3-4 red cherry shrimp. Grade A

16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
6 gallon - 1 male Betta

All planted tanks

In My Opinion a Betta deserves nothing smaller than a 5 gallon tank
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-27-2012, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
6 gallon - 1 male Betta

All planted tanks

In My Opinion a Betta deserves nothing smaller than a 5 gallon tank
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-27-2012, 07:48 AM
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This is for 8 gallons?

That's a lot of fish for 8 gallons, I'd leave out the Beta.

Lots of plants will help, but you'll have to closely watch the water parameters. If Nitrates rise quickly that will mean more often water changes.
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-27-2012, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
Okay what about a dario dario instead, and I was planning on doing 25% weekly water changes or 1 50% water change and 1 25% water change weekly

16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
6 gallon - 1 male Betta

All planted tanks

In My Opinion a Betta deserves nothing smaller than a 5 gallon tank
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-28-2012, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
6 gallon - 1 male Betta

All planted tanks

In My Opinion a Betta deserves nothing smaller than a 5 gallon tank
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-28-2012, 06:58 PM
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Start without, see how the water parameters go, then go from there. Best to slowly introduce fish anyways instead of all at once.
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-29-2012, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
Okay, I will definitely do that. Thanks for the help

16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
6 gallon - 1 male Betta

All planted tanks

In My Opinion a Betta deserves nothing smaller than a 5 gallon tank
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