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Holly 04-03-2008 12:11 PM

Double check my stocking
Ok at this point I'm pretty sure I'm over stocked or very close to it. I can make some changes but I'm still in denial since I love all of my fish and can stare at my tank for hours.

4 German Blue Rams
6 Rosey Barbs
1 Pleco that won't grow over 4-5 inches
4 Guppies that I haven't rehomed yet but they're on the way to my work tank
6 Swartzii Cories, 1 adult and 5 babies
1 Flase Julii Cory
3 Aggazzi Cories

I'm done putting fish in there unless I can find another friend for Julii but i'm not hopful.

herefishy 04-03-2008 12:16 PM

What do you keep them in, Holly? A bucket or the bath tub? lol No tank size dear.

dougz 04-03-2008 01:54 PM

What is the size of the tank?

What are you using for filtration?

What are your ammonia, nitratite, and nitrate readings?

How often are you performing water changes, and what percentage are you changing out?

Is it planted (with live plants)

Can't really comment until we know these things..

Flashygrrl 04-03-2008 02:28 PM

I'm gonna guess it's the 55 in her tank blurb :)

Do I win a prize?? :D

dougz 04-03-2008 02:32 PM

How do you see someone's tank blurb? (new at this.. Sorry!)

Oh, I see it.. *slaps forehead*..


Holly 04-03-2008 08:42 PM

Yes win!!! :welldone: :yourock: :welldone: LOL 55g, fully planted with a XP3 canister filter. All levels are zero except nitrates which stay below 10ppm. Weekly water changes of about 25%.

dougz 04-04-2008 07:15 AM

With those readings, plants, and filter, you are definately not overstocked..

When your readings start to stay around 15-20ppm for nitrate a couple days after doing a WC is when you start to worry..

Holly 04-09-2008 07:44 PM

So the American Killifish Association is having the Northeast Convention in New York this year. September actually. It's only about a 4 hours ride so I would have an excuse to leave early Saturday morning and then have to spend the night for Sunday's schedule. Any suggestions for how many or what type would go well in my tank. I'm also eyeing an American Flag Cichlid at the lfs and I need a few more Julii cories.

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