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Help with 29 gallon stocking?
Old 10-26-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
 
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Help with 29 gallon stocking?

Hello all, my 29 gallon finished cycling about a week ago, so I'm starting to add fish. I bought a BN Pleco about a week and a half ago, and I was looking to add the next addition about 1-2 weeks from this weekend. As of Now it has 6 Zebra Danios and 1 BN Pleco. The filtration is a Top Fin 30. I want either 6 Panda Cories/ Pygmy Cories, 9 Ember Tetras, or 6 Neon Tetras. I'll will either add a Fluval Sponge Filter( how much GPH does it have?) or replace mine with an Aquaclear 50. I'll check my city's water and post it here. I'm eventually moving the Zebra Danios and replacing it with a 6-7 girl Betta Splendens Sorority. So, as a summary:

Current Filtration:

Top Fin 30

Will add Fluval Sponge Fiter(GPH?) or replace with an Aquaclear 50

Current Stocking:

6 Zebra Danio

1 Bristlenosed Pleco

Desired Stocking:

Move the Danios

6-7 Female Betta Splendens

1-2 Bristlenose Pleco

6 Panda/Pygmy Cories, 9 Ember Tetras,or 6 Neon Tetras.

My question is, which should I choose?
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
 
The neons aren't a great choice with bettas, they can be nippy and are too fast for the bettas to not get stressed about it. The embers are a better idea.

Water parameters would help though - what's the pH and hardness of the water? Panda cories are pretty sensitive about pH.
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:21 PM   #3
 
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I realize all of these fish need relatively soft water. Actually, I could only find the Stream's chemical tests. Anybody know the water for the DC area?
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:15 PM   #4
 
You can take it to the petstore and they'll probably test it for free - both the tank water and the tap water. Or if you can find a phone number and are willing to call, someone at the water company should be able to find the hardness and pH for you.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:56 AM   #5
 
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Hrrm, ok, I'm going to the LFS this weekend so they can test it then.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:06 AM   #6
 
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OK, i searched through the website more a found some info. the pH, at least in the tap water, is 7.4 -7.8. the hardness in the tap is 70-120 ppm. are these appropriate? ill test my tank some time this weekend.
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