75 Gallon Amazon and 29 Gallon Community
Okay so I figured I would start a new journal as I am starting a new tank. I am moving back home to Rockville, MD into the basement of my mothers house...yay! Actually, as soon as I get a job I will be out the door running to get my own place.
Right now I have not yet moved so I have the 75 empty and Neons, Rasboras and the a Bolivian in the 29.
Here is what I am planning and if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please feel free.
29 Gallon Freshwater Planted Community
75 Gallon Amazon Planted Tank
I was thinking about this large school of Neons or maybe two schools of 25 but I don't know what other fish. Cardinals?
I could also think about doing two schools of cories.
Here is what the 29 currently looks like. I'm planning on removing the gravel and making is maybe flourite with sand or soil and sand. I need advice and thoughts on this. I will be moving Thursday and setting them up then. Not much time :/
The main idea is to get this tank to have mainly rocks and plants, I am going to need some wood for the bristlenose and hiding spots but I mainly want a mountain side. I can put a cave in the middle.
This picture of the 75 is just me putting the rocks in. I'm moving the big two rocks into the 29 to create that mountain side. I am leaning more towards a heavily planted tank with more wood in it. I think I will need smaller rocks and bigger pieces of wood. I have enough plants though.
HOORAY FOR TERMIE!!!!
I have no idea about stocking, but you're gonna LOVE those Kuhli! I really think you'll enjoy your Bolivians, too, if they're kept in the right conditions and get along well in a group as mine do. My shoal of tetra is so amazing to watch at #20, I can't imagine how neat 40+ will be together. . . very cool plans.
You've been giving a fresh start, in a way. . . living with your mom might not be the best for YOU, but for your fish, I think it's the best thing that could have happened! Soft water with no nitrates out of tap is going to make everyone's lives much easier, and with all you've learned since you started, I'm sure things will go more smoothly with the 75.
I'm looking forward to watching you create/remake a pair of beautiful tanks - It's gonna be a fun time. Just promise me. . . take things slow, do ALL your homework, and QT the HECK outta those new fishies this time around, neh? I know you will, cuz' you live closer to me now, and I'll come find you and kick your rear if you don't! ;-)
Keep us posted!
Im gonna post some new pictures up later. :)
Can't wait for the pics AND for the numbers on your water. Oh how NICE for the fish. . . Have any of your plants shown any signs of confusion over the water change yet? I wonder if they'll have to go through a regrowth period, or if things will be close enough otherwise that they'll take it with no problems. . .
With respect to your stocking lists in post #1:
29g I would have slightly fewer rasbora, and suggest another species or two. Unless you want only the one species. No problem with that, I don't know your intention, whether more a species-only or community.
In the 75g i would not have so many Bolivians. This species does best in solitude, or a bonded pair, as noted in the profile. I have a male in my 5-foot 115g tank, and I cannot imagine more. He killed the female previously.
I would for sure consider quarantine tank for all new fish especially the neon's.
Neon's are not nearly as hardy a fish as they used to be in my view ,and I fear trying to get the number's you seek for the 75 gal would mandate that I (were it me), quarantine the new fishes lest they otherwise get sick in main tank, and spread pathogen or virus unkown throughout the tank.
I recently (few month's) lost nearly forty fish from 80 gal tank after introducing a dozen neon's to try and increase the school.
I often preach the use of quarantine and neglected to heed my own advice.
It came back to bit e me in the !%$.
Chesh, you just got a picture from me on Skype lol. Once my phone works correctly I'll post them on here.
Well i just want the Kuhli loachs, the rasboras and the gourami...unless you think another fish would go well. I just like those fish in general...although the gourami is a stand out...
I'm really going to have to think about the Bolivians and what to do with them. Right now I have 10 cories in the 10 Gallon QT tank. i just got them today.
I was thinking about Cardinals....what do you think about maybe 1 school of Neons and 1 of Cardinals...each 12 at the LEAST....I'd like more...what do you think?
Yeah I had a problem like that when I introduced some rams and they had Camillanus. It wasn't pretty. I also learned the hard way.
I'm thinking about leaving the cories in there for 4 weeks if they seem healthy. 6-8 weeks should anything happen.
Cool idea, im thinking of going sand also for my 29gal.
I personally think I'd go with a large number of a single type of Tetra, but I don't know about stocking - I just think that I'd like to watch such a big group of one species. . . I happen to have recently fallen in love with a shoal of Tetra though, lol!
I'm sure there's a standard recommended QT period, but out of curiosity, how long did you have Burt before you noticed that he was infected with the worms? QT at LEAST that long, cuz' that was a nightmare. . .
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