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spreadtoothinly 08-28-2013 09:21 PM

Suggested stocking in a planted 29 gal
 
Ok, so I'm stocking a 29 gallon, and I planned to do this
http://www.aqadvisor.com/AquStockIma...:200909300031:
However, I've read that it's not wise to keep neons due to over/interbreeding. So... I'm looking for suggestions as to what to replace them with. This is my first tank, so I want a hardy breed of fish. Any suggestions?
My ph and hardness are:
pH: 7.8
gH: around 7

jaysee 08-28-2013 10:27 PM

Neons are hit or miss. Many people have no trouble with them whatsoever.

I would ultimately get 12 cherry barbs in a 29. Too, a couple more corys. As for the tetras - neons tend to spend their time in the lower half of the tank, as do the rest of the fish on your list. I would skip them and get a species that will spend it's time in the upper half of the tank. How about some furcata rainbows, or some other blue eye rainbow? Then, you will have them up top, cherry barbs in the middle and the corys on the bottom. That would make for a very nice tank.

spreadtoothinly 08-29-2013 10:22 AM

Maybe I could do this:
http://www.aqadvisor.com/AquStockIma...:201001101400:
Or:
http://www.aqadvisor.com/AquStockIma...:200911251042:

What about some Harlequin Rasbora? They stay in the top portion of the tank, right? Something like this:
http://www.aqadvisor.com/AquStockIma...:200909300094:

It also depends on what the store has... I think I'll be going tomorrow, so I'll see what they have then.

Thanks for the feedback!! Any other suggestions are welcome!

jaysee 08-29-2013 11:34 AM

Don't be afraid of going over 100%...... aqadvisor is VERY conservative in their estimates.

spreadtoothinly 08-29-2013 04:10 PM

Do most tetra hang out in the bottom of the tank as well? Or do some types go to the top portion? I can't seem to find anywhere where it says where they hang out...

jaysee 08-29-2013 04:57 PM

depends on the species. Black neons, for example, stay in the top half of the tank.

spreadtoothinly 08-29-2013 05:19 PM

Is there a site that will tell me for the specif species? I haven't found any mention of where the fish stay.

newtchaplin 08-29-2013 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by spreadtoothinly (Post 2909034)
Is there a site that will tell me for the specif species? I haven't found any mention of where the fish stay.


http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/be...fishlevels.htm

Along your search for the fish you want information will tell you what you seek.

jaysee 08-29-2013 05:27 PM

You can start a thread here and people will tell you what their fish do.... :-)

spreadtoothinly 08-29-2013 06:41 PM

Quote:

http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/be...fishlevels.htm

Along your search for the fish you want information will tell you what you seek.
Thanks!

How does this sound: (top and mid)
http://www.aqadvisor.com/AquStockIma...:200909300026:
Or there are a TON of ones that "prefer all levels"... I'll look into those later.


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