Revised 55 Community Plan - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
cbirk's Avatar
 
Revised 55 Community Plan

Ok, so because of some recent developments in my 55 community tank (See 'Frustrated Plant Question' and 'It's been a Sad Week') I have decided to restock my 55 community.

I am going to trade my red tailed shark and bala shark in to the LFS, and I am going to get some more various Tiger barbs. So my end result will be;

10 Various Tiger barbs (Albino,Black, etc)
5 YoYo Loaches
5 Ghost Shrimp
1 Rainbow Shark
2 Otto

I used that tank calculator and it said that I should be golden (minus the rare occurance of 10 inch yoyo loaches)

But I thought I would just post here to be sure and see if I can get any more input.

Curently for filtration I have a Fuval 404 canister, and an aqua quiet 55 So I think I have proper filtration. I have some drift wood, and a lava rock with holes thorugh it, 2 amazon swords, 2 water sprites, 2 red wintii and some java moss.

Presently I have small gravel substrate but I was contemplating putting some sand in it. The 2 yoyo loaches I have now love to play in the gravel, and thus far have never been hurt, but I would like to make the best environment for all the fish as possibe.

So Suggestions/Corrections/Critiques?

  • 55 Gal x2, 30 Gal, 20 Gal, 20 Long, 10 Gal x 3, 2.5 Gal, 1 Gal
  • 4 Beta's, 3 Pleco's, 4 Convicts, 4 Fire Belly Toads, 4 Serpe Tetras, 3 Angel Fish, 5 Tiger Barbs, 2 Rosey Barbs, 2 Cherry Barbs, 2 Odessa Barbs, 2 YoYo Loaches, 3 Ottos, 2 Yellow Labs, 2 Snails, 1 Black Tiger Barb, 1 Pictus Cat, 1 Balla Shark, 1 Rainbow Shark, 1 Ghost Shrimp, 1 Oscar, 2 Chinease Algea Eater,2 Tadpoles
  • 4 Ferrets,3 Gerbils, 2 Cats, 1 Dog
  • 1 Child, 1 Girlfriend
cbirk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 12:03 PM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
A Yoyo reaching 10"?? Naw, 5" tops. I've had my yoyos for two years and the largest one is only 5". Your yoyos will eat your ghost shrimp. Loaches love inverts.

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
cbirk's Avatar
 
Yeah thats what I said, but the website thing said they can get up to 10 in on rare occasions. I'm not really worried about it haha.

eat my Ghost Shrimps??Really?? that sucks. I have 1 ghost shrimp in with 2 yoyo's now and they do just fine, though I think it's a little harded for 2 yoyo's to find 1 ghosty... He's a sneaky bastard. hmm I may have to reconsider the tank then. I am trying to find a good Algea control. I have two oto's but I heard they don't eat algea for very long, like the chinease algea eaters.
I could get another pleco, but I don't want to risk them wrecking havoc on the plants, and I want to have a tank that I don't have to worry about fish outgrowing it.

Anyone have any good advice??

  • 55 Gal x2, 30 Gal, 20 Gal, 20 Long, 10 Gal x 3, 2.5 Gal, 1 Gal
  • 4 Beta's, 3 Pleco's, 4 Convicts, 4 Fire Belly Toads, 4 Serpe Tetras, 3 Angel Fish, 5 Tiger Barbs, 2 Rosey Barbs, 2 Cherry Barbs, 2 Odessa Barbs, 2 YoYo Loaches, 3 Ottos, 2 Yellow Labs, 2 Snails, 1 Black Tiger Barb, 1 Pictus Cat, 1 Balla Shark, 1 Rainbow Shark, 1 Ghost Shrimp, 1 Oscar, 2 Chinease Algea Eater,2 Tadpoles
  • 4 Ferrets,3 Gerbils, 2 Cats, 1 Dog
  • 1 Child, 1 Girlfriend
cbirk is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 12:17 PM
Member
 
Mean Harri's Avatar
 
From what I read last night Ramshorn snails are fabulous algae eaters. But, loaches will eat them

“He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors”
Thomas Jefferson quote
Mean Harri is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
cbirk's Avatar
 
Yeah I was actually recommneded those snails specificly for snacks for my YoYo's haha. Maybe I will just go back to my plan of breeding them for snacks, and hope they clean the tank a bit before getting eatin haha It would work out perfect...

  • 55 Gal x2, 30 Gal, 20 Gal, 20 Long, 10 Gal x 3, 2.5 Gal, 1 Gal
  • 4 Beta's, 3 Pleco's, 4 Convicts, 4 Fire Belly Toads, 4 Serpe Tetras, 3 Angel Fish, 5 Tiger Barbs, 2 Rosey Barbs, 2 Cherry Barbs, 2 Odessa Barbs, 2 YoYo Loaches, 3 Ottos, 2 Yellow Labs, 2 Snails, 1 Black Tiger Barb, 1 Pictus Cat, 1 Balla Shark, 1 Rainbow Shark, 1 Ghost Shrimp, 1 Oscar, 2 Chinease Algea Eater,2 Tadpoles
  • 4 Ferrets,3 Gerbils, 2 Cats, 1 Dog
  • 1 Child, 1 Girlfriend
cbirk is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 12:29 PM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cbirk View Post
. I have two oto's but I heard they don't eat algea for very long, like the chinease algea eaters.
I could get another pleco, but I don't want to risk them wrecking havoc on the plants, and I want to have a tank that I don't have to worry about fish outgrowing it.

Anyone have any good advice??
I have an albino bristlenose plec, she doesn't touch my plants and she's a nonstop consumer of algae. She has topped out at 4". Otos eat algae their entire lives. Without algae in the tank they have been known to starve to death.

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
cbirk's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by aunt kymmie View Post
I have an albino bristlenose plec, she doesn't touch my plants and she's a nonstop consumer of algae. She has topped out at 4". Otos eat algae their entire lives. Without algae in the tank they have been known to starve to death.

oh good. I was hoping I had heard wrong. How hardy is the albino bristlenose plec?

  • 55 Gal x2, 30 Gal, 20 Gal, 20 Long, 10 Gal x 3, 2.5 Gal, 1 Gal
  • 4 Beta's, 3 Pleco's, 4 Convicts, 4 Fire Belly Toads, 4 Serpe Tetras, 3 Angel Fish, 5 Tiger Barbs, 2 Rosey Barbs, 2 Cherry Barbs, 2 Odessa Barbs, 2 YoYo Loaches, 3 Ottos, 2 Yellow Labs, 2 Snails, 1 Black Tiger Barb, 1 Pictus Cat, 1 Balla Shark, 1 Rainbow Shark, 1 Ghost Shrimp, 1 Oscar, 2 Chinease Algea Eater,2 Tadpoles
  • 4 Ferrets,3 Gerbils, 2 Cats, 1 Dog
  • 1 Child, 1 Girlfriend
cbirk is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 12:56 PM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
IME, pretty darn hardy!

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
cbirk's Avatar
 
Cool, thanks a lot, I think I will get one of those instead of the 5 shrimp :)

  • 55 Gal x2, 30 Gal, 20 Gal, 20 Long, 10 Gal x 3, 2.5 Gal, 1 Gal
  • 4 Beta's, 3 Pleco's, 4 Convicts, 4 Fire Belly Toads, 4 Serpe Tetras, 3 Angel Fish, 5 Tiger Barbs, 2 Rosey Barbs, 2 Cherry Barbs, 2 Odessa Barbs, 2 YoYo Loaches, 3 Ottos, 2 Yellow Labs, 2 Snails, 1 Black Tiger Barb, 1 Pictus Cat, 1 Balla Shark, 1 Rainbow Shark, 1 Ghost Shrimp, 1 Oscar, 2 Chinease Algea Eater,2 Tadpoles
  • 4 Ferrets,3 Gerbils, 2 Cats, 1 Dog
  • 1 Child, 1 Girlfriend
cbirk is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 02-15-2010, 08:44 PM
Member
 
iamntbatman's Avatar
 
If you plan on keeping otos, I would get more than just two of them. They're a schooling fish so I'd go for five or six. They do like their algae, though, so in a 55g tank I don't think five of them would get enough to eat with a bristlenose in the tank with them. I'd probably pick between the otos and bristlenose (maybe 2 BN's).

4 8 15 16 23 42
iamntbatman is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's your community aquarium? What you have now, what you plan to do, your dream 1 Akeath Freshwater and Tropical Fish 18 01-14-2013 10:09 PM
so here is the new plan LOL bearwithfish Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 25 02-08-2010 08:47 PM
New plan for my 32g Hawkian Beginner Planted Aquarium 4 01-05-2010 01:23 PM
got a plan... now what!? hippie Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 01-24-2007 03:09 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome