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Old 10-05-2010, 02:16 PM   #11
 
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Another thing to keep in mind is that the rainbows can get pretty big. I have two adults and three younger in my 75 gallon. The adults are about 3- 4" now and I'm not sure if they'll grow more.
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:23 PM   #12
 
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what do you feed your discus everday? and also guys thank you so much you guys are awsome! Before taking the next step I always rather talk to you guys.
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:31 PM   #13
 
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In looking back over your list, I noticed the Siamese algae eater. This is another fish I would remove. They attain 6 inches and can get territorial, which may cause trouble for your corys. Also, they need a group again, same reasons. [I see we don't have this fish in our profiles, so I will get around to including it.]

So assuming the above, a group of 6 rainbows will work in a 55g (yet another shoaling fish). Requires basic water, will not do well in soft, acidic water, which I mention not knowing your parameters. Yes, these would be nice with what you have (minus the loaches and SAE). A planted tank providing sufficient swimming room (rainbows are active swimmers) would look very lovely, this is a beautiful fish.
I agree w/ Byron on the SAE. While I've never found them aggressive they do enjoy each others company and needs lots of swimming room. They attain 6" very quickly.
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:33 PM   #14
 
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what do you feed your discus everday? and also guys thank you so much you guys are awsome! Before taking the next step I always rather talk to you guys.
I'll send you a PM a little later on my Discus routine.
As far as your plants being affected by swapping fish, I see no problem. While the SAE will be gone you still have the otos as leaf clean up crew.
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:24 PM   #15
 
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yes, you are right the sae is already 6''. He likes to be around the clown loaches. You guys and Byron thought me that I have to try to find a balance to maintain the plants looking good. A balance of fish, plants, lighting, and fertilizer. By doing the changes we spoke about, do I have to many fish? wouldn't that be to much bioload for the plants?
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:50 PM   #16
 
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yes, you are right the sae is already 6''. He likes to be around the clown loaches. You guys and Byron thought me that I have to try to find a balance to maintain the plants looking good. A balance of fish, plants, lighting, and fertilizer. By doing the changes we spoke about, do I have to many fish? wouldn't that be to much bioload for the plants?
It would not be a problemin my opinion. A well-planted 55g will hold a lot of fish, provided they are "compatible" which means in water parameters, environment needs and temperament.
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