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post #11 of 18 Old 04-08-2014, 02:14 PM
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hatchetfish compatibility... or silver dollars

I agree, no flying fish without a top.

Aqadvisor is a very conservative stocking guide, which is good. But "100%" is not anywhere near being overstocked.

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post #12 of 18 Old 04-08-2014, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Assuming the 12" is front to back (rather than top to bottom) then Aqadvisor has you at 106% stocked otherwise you are way too low for an adult Angelfish .
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That's weird because when I choose 55 gal from the list, it automatically puts in the dimensions (it says the height is 21 rather than 24 though like i thought).
I just did the whole thing again and I still got 74%...


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post #13 of 18 Old 04-08-2014, 02:59 PM
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I think you were looking maybe at filtration capacity ? Look two lines below that and it'll tell you aquarium stocking level .. Which is 107% . Personally I see nothing wrong with stocking a bit over 100% as long as your fish are compatible .


I'll say though ... Amano shrimp will eventually be eaten by the DG or the angel . Or even the serpae tetra.




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I agree, no flying fish without a top.

Aqadvisor is a very conservative stocking guide, which is good. But "100%" is not anywhere near being overstocked.
To be honest, I think European stocking levels tend to be far more conservative than US ones, I know many people are shocked over here by the stocking recommended on Aqadvisor (as in being way too high). I think it is just one of those grey areas that shows a real a divide between the opposite sides of the Atlantic....we can't even agree on the volume of a gallon
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post #16 of 18 Old 04-08-2014, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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OH! Ok I know what you're looking at. haha

And yeah, I'm going to move my amano shrimp in with my bettas eventually.


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post #17 of 18 Old 04-08-2014, 03:42 PM
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To be honest, I think European stocking levels tend to be far more conservative than US ones, I know many people are shocked over here by the stocking recommended on Aqadvisor (as in being way too high). I think it is just one of those grey areas that shows a real a divide between the opposite sides of the Atlantic....we can't even agree on the volume of a gallon

I remember one of our members from the Netherlands (I think) was concerned about putting their betta in less than a 10 gallon tank. It was a 7 gallon tank IIRC. They wanted to make sure that that was big enough.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #18 of 18 Old 04-09-2014, 02:27 AM
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Yep, that is pretty much the recommendation over here. I can understand why stocking figures are lower as it leaves a bigger margin of error but they can be carried too far (45l minimum for a Fighter is just ridiculous to my mind). I had a play with Aqadvisor and it tends to tie in with my own thoughts on stocking so I ain't as bad as most Brits . Mind you, we still have the other extreme of people sticking a Red Tail Cat in a three foot tank.
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