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post #101 of 106 Old 04-12-2014, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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It's a trial/error thing. From what I've read it could work, it could fail. If it's an issue, I'll remove the girls and put them in their own tanks.
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post #102 of 106 Old 04-13-2014, 02:43 AM
Sounds a bit heavily stocked, but hey, it could still work. Ive successfully kept heavily stocked tanks for years. Just not with cichlids, I'm not game to try that atm.
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post #103 of 106 Old 04-13-2014, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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I've got a temporary RTS inhabitant at the moment. Ugh. At least the DG is keeping him in line
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post #104 of 106 Old 04-19-2014, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Well, my tank is in my husbands hands for two weeks while I'm in Florida. It's absolutely grossly overstocked even by my standards until I figure out what to do with the inhabitants I ended up taking in from an in-law. Current stock is as follows -

1 DG
1 Red-Tail Shark
1 Nerite (couldn't find him when I was acclimating the otos)
3 Ghost Shrimp
3 Otos
3 Female Bettas
3 Platies
5 Cherry Barbs

Somehow after being stocked this heavily for a week, I am still reading 0s across the board. There is no way my plants are handling that bioload. I instructed my husband to test the water every Tuesday and Saturday and do a water change if nitrates ever went above 10. I pre-measured Prime and everything for him.
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post #105 of 106 Old 05-06-2014, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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It's been a while since I last updated. I just came back from a 2 week vacation to baby platies, baby shrimp and cherry barb eggs everywhere. Still haven't seen nitrates but my husband did a 50% WC a week ago. Lost the baby bettas but have an adult female thriving in the tank. Also lost an oto yesterday morning but the others are fat and happy.
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post #106 of 106 Old 05-12-2014, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Within the month I will be moving my RTS to my 20 gallon while I figure out what to do with him.
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