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making sure i'm not heading for trouble
Old 02-07-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
 
making sure i'm not heading for trouble

i believe i have had all of this covered before, i just want to have all of the answers in one place to make sure i'm not doing something i shouldn't.

my next phase of tank setups will be starting soon. the first one to be set up will be the 29 gal (redo). i want to know if my plan has any flaws.

plan:
12 tiger barbs (9 regular, 3 either albino or green, depending on what i can get)
6 cories (whatever species i can find around here)
water sprite
duck weed
java ferns
Vallisneria
swords

sand substrate (play sand most likely)
decorative rocks

pH: 6.5
soft water (don't have exact numbers, but strip test reads nearly 0)

please let me know if anything looks problematic
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
 
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sounds nice:) I would say thats the perfect amount of fish too would not add anymore. Ph should be between 6-7.8 ish so plenty of room there for those fish. good luck I suck with plants but it sounds good lol :)
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:38 PM   #3
 
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Looks OK to me.

The Vallisneria might not do well, I have this in two tanks and I have very soft water too; it definitely does not grow as lush as it will in harder water. But you can try some and see. The other plants should be fine. And I see no issue with fish; this is exactly how one should keep Tiger Barb, in a group of 8 in a 30g on their own [corys should be fine, substrate fish usually are, just keep an eye on it for a while].

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Old 02-08-2012, 07:52 AM   #4
 
albino, green and regular tiger barbs can all go together without issue, right? provided they are around the same size, of course.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:02 AM   #5
 
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albino, green and regular tiger barbs can all go together without issue, right? provided they are around the same size, of course.
Yes, it is the one species, just colour variations.
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