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how many tetras in my tank
Old 11-09-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
 
how many tetras in my tank

hi
i am having a 15 gallon tank , 24 inches L * 10 inches H * 14 inches W

it is a planted tank and has 2.6 wpg .
currently the tank has 2 pairs of platies,a pair of algae eaters and few shrimps.

How many tetras can i have in my tank ,considering i dont make the bioload of tank to breakdown

i prefer neon tetras and rummy nose tetras , also would not discourage from substitute neon tetras with cardinals

ur suggestions r welcome

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Kiran
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:05 PM   #2
 
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Hi Kiran- Welcome to the forum! What type of algae eaters do you have in the tank and how long has your tank been set up?? What's your ph in this tank?
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:41 AM   #3
 
no idea of ph

hi
i dont know the ph of my tank, but must be between 6.5-8. i dont have any test kit at the moment.

do u have any idea of how to test the ph and reliable test kits available in the market.

also the algae eater id is not known,i will post the pics ,maybe u can find it

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Old 11-10-2009, 12:40 PM   #4
 
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i would recommend the API liquid test kit....it is around 25$....if money is tight i think you can just buy the individule pH test kit (liquid) also the API brand....DONT GET TEST STRIPS!!
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:37 AM   #5
 
added tetras to the tank

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i have added 3 pairs of neon tetras,3 pairs of hockey stick tetras and a zebra danio to the existing stock of 2 pairs of platies,a pair of algae eaters
please tell me if it cud cause ammonia spike,due to the added tetras, else i will look to replace the platies in another tank

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Old 11-11-2009, 09:07 AM   #6
 
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Without knowing how long your tank has been set up it's hard to know what, if any, ammonia/nitrite spike you're going to experience with the addition of these new fish. At 15 gallons and a pair of *unknown* algae eaters it would appear that you are bordering on being overstocked, if you aren't already. It's good your tank is planted as this will help stave off any extreme ammonia/nitrite spikes, providing it's heavily planted.
I'd get the test kit and monitor your water faithfully and perform water changes when the tests indicate any presence of ammonia and/or nitrite. The cheapest place I have found the preferred test kit of choice:

API Freshwater Master Test Kit, Test Kits | Pet Solutions

Posts pics of your *algae eaters* when you can so we can get an id on them.

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Old 11-12-2009, 11:36 PM   #7
 
pic of my algae eater

hi
have added the pic of the algae eater, pardon for the pic quality, the algae eater is very fast in moving. can u id the fish


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Kiran
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:10 AM   #8
 
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Photo appears to be possible albino rainbow shark ,or albino red tail shark. both would do much better in larger aquarium. Some are reported to be aggressive as they mature.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:24 AM   #9
 
the tank is setup for 2 months , started with laterite soil as base and river sand as top layer, no dosing, have diy co2 started 2 weeks back, dont know when it would stop.also need to monitor the glass counter to check it

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Old 11-14-2009, 02:30 PM   #10
 
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the tank is setup for 2 months , started with laterite soil as base and river sand as top layer, no dosing, have diy co2 started 2 weeks back, dont know when it would stop.also need to monitor the glass counter to check it

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Kiran
I may be reading more into this, but your CO2 should not run at night. Plants can't use CO2 except in daylight. And adding more CO2 at night when the fish and plants are adding it could be detrimental.

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