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post #1 of 4 Old 08-14-2011, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Update on my tank + stocking question

Some months after my previous topic, here's an update on my tank.

One of my biggest fears is now behind me: the whole thing survived my vacation of two weeks and a half, with no loss of fish or plants. Good! I eventually did lose some colombian tetras, and I only have one left. I've decided to phase out the species to focus on something else instead. I also had a nasty battle against cyanobacteria that I was able to get on top off (and good riddance!).

I ended up replacing some of my fake plants with real ones. That Vallisneria Torta looks especially neat for the way the leaves have a clear spiral shape that isn't something you'd expect from a natural plant.

I also have a stocking question to ask. My aquarium is a 20 gallons, currently holding 6 cherry barbs, 6 rummynose tetras, 4 dwarf neon rainbowfish and 1 colombian tetra. Have I reached my stocking limit, or can I still add a few more fish? I already ran the numbers through AqAdvisor, but I'd like some comments from experienced people as well.
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-15-2011, 02:31 AM
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I would not advise adding any more fish.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-22-2011, 09:07 AM
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It looks very nice and I agree with 1077 i would not add more fish.

Kindest Regards,

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

I have a 55 gallon, 40 gallon, 29 gallon, 20 gallon tank, 5 gallon , and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-27-2011, 06:36 AM
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i would add more fish but start another larger tank for when the fish mature
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