01-05-2010, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Angel079
What kinda boring option is THAT
Ever thought about adding a neat 45 or 55g to your tank set there?
Then you could split them up, get a nice large group of bronze cory's in there (like 10 or more) and then up the other gang.....would THAT not be an option??? lol
I am actually looking into getting a 55. What I would do is move the denizens of the 28 into it and get a third Puffer, and expand on my cories. I would also take the fish in the betta ten gallon and move them into the 55. This would free up my ten gallon to use as a quarantine/snail breeding tank. The 28 would then house Garra Flavatra and some Gertrudae Rainbowfish.
Originally Posted by Byron
I also think the bottom fish are adequate now (in numbers) and it's also a nice mix of corys.
A comment on the filter issue from the first post. In terms of bioload from the number of fish, adding more filters has no effect whatsoever on how many fish can be maintained in an aquarium. The nitrification bacteria is not the problem with too many fish, water pollution from fish urine and excrement is the problem. Bacteria will break down solid waste to liquid, but it remains in the water column along with the urine, and fish produce a considerable amount of this every day. And there is no filter on the market that will remove this pollution. Only the regular partial water change can dilute the toxins in the water.
Filters only move the water around, and in doing so hopefully bring it into contact with more bacteria colonizing the filter media. But the waste produced by the fish is still there. Fish stocking levels in a tank are restricted by the tank size (which relates to the size of fish and the type of fish meaning their behaviours, etc) and the amount of maintenance performed by the aquarist.
True. I basically understood that process, and I do keep a very strict routine of weekly 45% water changes. I do try to recreate river flow however being that most of my fish appreciate somewhat of a current. Thanks Byron. As always, I'll keep what you said in mind. I'm really glad I joined this site, you guys have REALLY helped me.