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post #1 of 7 Old 02-03-2010, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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how many hours a day should i keep the light on in my tank? my grandmother brought up the topic when she was over. i'm a little worried about algae growing in the tank. And i'm getting new fish on sunday. i planning on 2 albino tiger barbs, and an opaline gourami. should i get a boy or a girl one cuz i alredy have a blue gourami. will they get along? P.S. i already have 5 fish (4 tiger barbs, 1 blue gourami), would it be over stoking if i got 3 more fish? -NoaDon12-
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-03-2010, 02:32 PM
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Overstocking your tank or not with the listed fish would depend on: What size tank do you have there?

For the lights run them 9-10hrs/day. Easiest is to just set them on a timer so its regular.

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-03-2010, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 15 gallon
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-03-2010, 06:09 PM
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I'd make a decimation between either the 2nd Gourami OR the 2 more Albino's. But I'd not get both ontop of what you have. You gotta consider the Gourami's adult size of 5"...

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post #5 of 7 Old 02-03-2010, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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how fast do they grow? cuz my plan was to get those fish for now, and get a bigger tank in the summer, or when they're too big for the one i have now
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-03-2010, 06:22 PM
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Well if you're planning on upgrading to like a 30-45g this summer then yea you can house them in there for now.

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post #7 of 7 Old 02-03-2010, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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ok! thnxs alot!
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