I think I finally have my stocking plan down to be able to straighten out some of my previous mistakes. It wont be 'perfect' but I think it should work. Just looking for some other opinions so I dont have to bug Byron more than I have already-lol.
2.5 gallon mini tank with a Red Sea nano filter ( with filter floss restricing the pick up tube to slow the flow ) and a 25w heater with thermostat set at 78*, two artificial plants, betta hammock, and watersprite floating. 1 Male Betta.
10 gallon with Stealth heater and Aqueon filter. Watersprite floating, 2 mystery snails, 1 male Paradise Fish, and 5 or 6 Corys. It has two 'shipwreck' ornaments and two fake plants. I plan to put some more live plants in it soon-50% off on Thursday at LFS for live plants and fish.
29 gallon with Stealth heater and Penguin 150 with bio wheel. Watersprite floating and planted, lots of artificial plants, a shelf, a bubble wall, a cracked bell ornament, a cracked vase ornament, an artificial hollow log corner ornament, and two medium sized rock ornaments,1 Rainbow Shark, 8 Neon Tetras, and??
I know the Paradise Fish needs more than 10 gallons and the Shark needs more than 29 gallons--but they seem VERY happy and I enjoy both of them. If I had known better I wouldnt have purchased them-but too late for that.
Any thoughts for adding to the 29 gallon? Obviously I will leave the Betta by himself in the 2.5 and I think the 10 will be fully stocked with the Paradise and the Corys-so the 29 is the only question mark. I think I may get some more Corys for it in a couple of weeks. I love the way the Clown Loaches look-but I think they would have a harder time getting along in a 29g with the Shark. The shark doesnt bother the Corys AT ALL.
I currently have the shark in the 10 gallon with 2 Corys and the paradise in the 29 gallon with 8 Neons. I originally had the paradise in the 2.5 gallon but I had trouble keeping the ammonia levels down to a safe level and it was just too small for him-so as soon as the 29 gallon tank cycled I put him in there. I will be swapping the shark and the paradise fish later this week and then I will add some more Corys in a couple of weeks.
Thanks for any input.I think my game plan will lead to some decent results--at least I hope so.