a few questions about stocking and gravel...
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » a few questions about stocking and gravel...

a few questions about stocking and gravel...

This is a discussion on a few questions about stocking and gravel... within the Freshwater and Tropical Fish forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> yet another thread...i really am addicted to this site so i have a few more questions...yes, MORE questions. first, how much gravel (kilos) do ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Rainbow Shark
Rainbow Shark
Panda Garra
Panda Garra
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
a few questions about stocking and gravel...
Old 08-26-2010, 08:20 AM   #1
 
dorabaker's Avatar
 
a few questions about stocking and gravel...

yet another thread...i really am addicted to this site
so i have a few more questions...yes, MORE questions. first, how much gravel (kilos) do you think i need for a 15 gallon tank (24 x 12 x 15 inches...approximate measurements)
second, can anyone recommend some nice south-east asian bottomfeeders that would be at home in a 15 gallon? i wanted dwarf chain loaches, but having seen the exorbitant prices of them, i have a nasty feeling i won't be able to afford it
third, i might need to get some ferts for my plants, and although someone recommended seachem flourish comprehensive i'm not sure u can get that in australia (will have to check at my lfs) so can you tell me what a good fert is that is available in aus?
i'm sure i have more questions, but can't think of them right now...
in the meantime, if there aren't any loaches i can afford or fit in my tank, would a bristlenose pleco be ok, or some corys? i WAS going for a SE-Asian biotope, but i'm starting to think that won't be practical. and i miss having plecs and corys, my fave fish
i was feeling really discouraged about this hobby when my pandas died, but then i started thinking about an asian biotope and felt motivated again. now i'm feeling discouraged again.
dorabaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 08:42 AM   #2
 
thefishboy's Avatar
 
Arnt u getting cherry barbs and a few loach type things?? Are there any other type of loaches u can get?? Get some corys!! They are so cool
thefishboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 08:46 AM   #3
 
dorabaker's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefishboy View Post
Arnt u getting cherry barbs and a few loach type things?? Are there any other type of loaches u can get?? Get some corys!! They are so cool
i am getting cherry barbs, but when i called the lfs today, the loaches were so expensive i think i won't be able to get them :(
i love corys, but i wanted an asian biotope and corys are from south america...
dorabaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 08:49 AM   #4
 
thefishboy's Avatar
 
:( fish are quite expensive, especially if you nedd a shoal 1 or 2 might not be expensive but then u nedd like 5 and it adds up?
thefishboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 08:49 AM   #5
 
kitten_penang's Avatar
 
cory's and plecos are south american dorabarker but they are dam cute though.
kitten_penang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 08:51 AM   #6
 
dorabaker's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefishboy View Post
:( fish are quite expensive, especially if you nedd a shoal 1 or 2 might not be expensive but then u nedd like 5 and it adds up?
ok we are talking about fish that are $35 each k? i think thats what he said anyway, maybe it was $5...i sure hope so.
dorabaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 08:52 AM   #7
 
thefishboy's Avatar
 
Ooh 35 each!! and if u nedd a few that will be a lot of money!! Well lets hopeit was $5
thefishboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 08:52 AM   #8
 
dorabaker's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kitten_penang View Post
cory's and plecos are south american dorabarker but they are dam cute though.
they so are...but i've always had SA tanks in the past and i wanted to try something different. maybe this is the reason i've always stuck with SA fish? they are just affordable and cute and widely available...
dorabaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 08:53 AM   #9
 
kitten_penang's Avatar
 
try the two spot catfish they get about 6 inches though.they eat catfish food,algae and live foods or an ornate bagrid 1.5 inch, shoaling type.
kitten_penang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 08:56 AM   #10
 
tanker's Avatar
 
You can get Flourish here in Australia.
tanker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
stocking questions. hotshotdevil32 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 10 06-04-2010 03:48 PM
45 Gal Hex stocking questions JadedFox Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 6 04-15-2010 12:25 PM
stocking questions shane3fan Freshwater and Tropical Fish 2 10-01-2009 08:55 AM
Pea Gravel and Cycling Questions British Freshwater and Tropical Fish 27 08-22-2009 04:29 PM
Stocking questions???? tsalvageboy Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 1 06-07-2007 11:34 PM


Tags
15 gallon, gravel, stocking

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46 AM.