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NBT 01-06-2008 02:52 PM

Stocking 55
 
Greetings Everybody,

Just thought I would bounce this list of fish i am planning on stocking my 55 with... as soon as the cycle get's done.
The progress of the cycle is here:
http://fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=12290

Here is the preliminary stocking list that I have come up with.
See any problems with compatability... :?: Stocking number(s) of fish for the 55?
I plan on adding a canister filter, in addition to the Emperor 400 that I am currently running.

6 - Emperor Tetras (NEMATOBRYCON PALMERI )
10 - Congo Tetras (PHENACOGRAMMUS INTERRUPTUS)
3 - Cory's (CORYDORAS AENEUS) Neon Orange Striped
1 - Pleco (PECKOLTIA) Tiger
5 - Black Skirt Tetras (GYMNOCORYMBUS TERNETZI)

Furthermore...has anyone ordered from
http://fish2u.stores.yahoo.net/
Any info would be appreciated...they are only across Tampa Bay from me..so I would not have to deal with shipping.

Thanks in advance for any info.
Have a great weekend :D

herefishy 01-06-2008 09:15 PM

I think that a tank of just Congos and Emperors in a well planted tank, with wood, would like awesome. Remember these tetras get a little bigger than most. I think that adding farowella catfish would make an intreesting addittion.

I have never ordered any thing from Fish4U. So, I can't tell you much there.

Good luck.

tophat665 01-06-2008 09:28 PM

I'm sitting right next to my tetra tank as I type. I have 5 species of tetra, and 3 of cories, at least 5 of each. If I were doing it again, I would go with 1 or two species of each, with 10 or so in a school. Congos and Orange Lasers and a Pleckolita or farowella might be plenty cool all by themselves.

I'd seriously consider upping the cory shoal to 5 or 7. They're much more active that way.

Way I see it, 10 Congos and 5 cories is as stocked as you want to be for the first 6 months (and ever after unless you plant the hell out of it. Which you should, since it will really help the Congo's color.) After 6 months, if heavily planted, maybe add your pleco, and then if all is still copacetic in a year, add your shoal of emperors.

NBT 01-07-2008 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herefishy
I think that adding farowella catfish would make an intreesting addittion.

Good luck.

Thanks.. I will take a peek at them.


Quote:

Originally Posted by tophat665
I'm sitting right next to my tetra tank as I type. I have 5 species of tetra, and 3 of cories, at least 5 of each. If I were doing it again, I would go with 1 or two species of each, with 10 or so in a school. Congos and Orange Lasers and a Pleckolita or farowella might be plenty cool all by themselves.

I'd seriously consider upping the cory shoal to 5 or 7. They're much more active that way.

Way I see it, 10 Congos and 5 cories is as stocked as you want to be for the first 6 months (and ever after unless you plant the hell out of it. Which you should, since it will really help the Congo's color.) After 6 months, if heavily planted, maybe add your pleco, and then if all is still copacetic in a year, add your shoal of emperors.

Thanks, and I am with you on the increase on the Cories #... and I certainly will be introducing these over a period of time.
After I see what grows the best...I will finish with the planting.
The Hornwort, Moneywort are growing at a pretty good pace, and the Amazon Sword is doing ok as well... I believe I will be adding some Java Moss...and replacing the Mondo Grass with Sagittaria subulata.

Thanks everyone for the replies :D


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