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post #1 of 95 Old 08-26-2010, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #2 of 95 Old 08-26-2010, 07:42 AM
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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
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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...
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:( 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?
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post #5 of 95 Old 08-26-2010, 07:49 AM
cory's and plecos are south american dorabarker but they are dam cute though.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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:( 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.
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Ooh 35 each!! and if u nedd a few that will be a lot of money!! Well lets hopeit was $5
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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...
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post #9 of 95 Old 08-26-2010, 07:53 AM
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.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #10 of 95 Old 08-26-2010, 07:56 AM
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You can get Flourish here in Australia.
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