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post #11 of 21 Old 08-29-2013, 07:48 PM
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I'd still get more cherry barbs, but you can always add to them later.

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post #12 of 21 Old 08-30-2013, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
Ok so what I've found so far is the rainbows, Harlequin Rasbora, and Lemon tetra. (Decided against the bloodfin tetra) Something like this for the Lemon Tetra

I'll also see what they have at the store.
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post #13 of 21 Old 08-30-2013, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
And Silvertip Tetra:
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post #14 of 21 Old 09-01-2013, 01:41 AM
FYI my stank stock is at around 180% using those silly advisors.. I have a 27g hex.. Honestly I have no problem keeping the fish and keeping them alive... I don't do anything special either just water changes.. Its mostly what kind of filtration you have.. I have both a UGF and HOB filter...

I have

3X Celebes Rainbows
3x Dwarf Neon Rainbow
3x Gold barb
7x Neon Tetra
1x Penguin tetra
9x Snails ( 1Mystery) (4 Horned nerite) (4 zebra Nerite )
4x Glow light tetra
2x Oto's
2x Red/blue fin tetra
1x black skirt tetra

See how many fish I have ? I might have to transfer some as they get bigger to my 55g.. but for now I have mostly small fish and I have ZERO problems
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post #15 of 21 Old 09-01-2013, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
I have a marineland penguin 200, a HOB. I'm leaning towards the Lemon Tetra... What do y'all think about that?
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post #16 of 21 Old 09-01-2013, 11:48 AM
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[QUOTE=candymancan;2925721]FYI my stank stock is at around 180% using those silly advisors.. I have a 27g hex.. Honestly I have no problem keeping the fish and keeping them alive... I don't do anything special either just water changes.. Its mostly what kind of filtration you have.. I have both a UGF and HOB filter...

I have

3X Celebes Rainbows
3x Dwarf Neon Rainbow
3x Gold barb
7x Neon Tetra
1x Penguin tetra
9x Snails ( 1Mystery) (4 Horned nerite) (4 zebra Nerite )
4x Glow light tetra
2x Oto's
2x Red/blue fin tetra
1x black skirt tetra

See how many fish I have ? I might have to transfer some as they get bigger to my 55g.. but for now I have mostly small fish and I have ZERO problems[/QUOT


Over stocking leads to a lot of problems. From my experience yes you can over stock if it is a fully planted tank, Lots of filtration, and bubblers. I over stocked my 75 with over 100" of fish but I have lost three so far. With all fairness I do have a ghost knife fish in there and he did shock dead two of them. I am at 96" and doing fine with that. but that is my situation anyway.

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post #17 of 21 Old 09-01-2013, 12:14 PM
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I "overstock" without plants or bubblers. Just big filtration.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #18 of 21 Old 09-01-2013, 02:46 PM
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Over stocking leads to a lot of problems. From my experience yes you can over stock if it is a fully planted tank, Lots of filtration, and bubblers. I over stocked my 75 with over 100" of fish but I have lost three so far. With all fairness I do have a ghost knife fish in there and he did shock dead two of them. I am at 96" and doing fine with that. but that is my situation anyway.

100" of fish in a 75 gallon doesn't necessarily mean you are overstocked. It simply means you're using the inch per gallon "rule" which really isn't much use in my opinion. Stocking can't be simplified like that since so many factors come into play. If you're just basing on fish size then mass is more important than length in regards to stocking density.
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100" of fish in a 75 gallon doesn't necessarily mean you are overstocked. It simply means you're using the inch per gallon "rule" which really isn't much use in my opinion. Stocking can't be simplified like that since so many factors come into play. If you're just basing on fish size then mass is more important than length in regards to stocking density.
Agreed 99%. I do believe the inch per gallon rule is a good rule for beginners to follow, so long as its applied in the correct manner. The rule is for small schooling fish, and is a rather conservative method of stocking.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #20 of 21 Old 09-01-2013, 03:32 PM
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Agreed 99%. I do believe the inch per gallon rule is a good rule for beginners to follow, so long as its applied in the correct manner. The rule is for small schooling fish, and is a rather conservative method of stocking.
I completely agree that those are the fish to use it for. That is what the rule had in mind. My problem with it though is that so many people forget that part and just apply it to everything. When that happens it can go from conservative to just plain wrong (What do you mean I can't keep an oscar in a 20 gallon? It only gets 13 inches!). Beginners just often forget the qualifiers.

Spreadtoothinly-Sorry about the hijack :D I prefer harlequin rasboras and lemon tetras to silvertip tetras. No actual important reason, just prefer the looks.
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