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reverendred 03-12-2007 03:07 PM

new 29 gallon tank purchased
 
no pics yet sorry.

the planned stock... 1 redtailed shark. 2 peppered cories. 5 gold barbs. 1 black kuhli loach. not sure what else yet. any thoughts?

as for filtration, im going to try to borrow myfriends extra 50 gallon filter or one of his 100 gallon filters - he has 3 spare lol (is this a good idea for such a small tank?)

not sure on the heater yet, i have one extra lying around.

black or red gravel. some plants and a couple DIY PVC caves for hiding.

Quaddity 03-12-2007 03:33 PM

A 50 gallon filter on a 29 gal tank should be OK. 100 gal filter might make too much current in the water. Sounds like a pretty good selection so far.

reverendred 03-12-2007 07:22 PM

thanks. i was wondering about that... the current from the 100 that is. if i used the 100 i was going to mount it on one of the ends instead of the back, so that the current wouldnt be as harsh. if that makes sense

Lonewolfblue 03-12-2007 07:32 PM

Re: new 29 gallon tank purchased
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by reverendred
no pics yet sorry.

the planned stock... 1 redtailed shark. 2 peppered cories. 5 gold barbs. 1 black kuhli loach. not sure what else yet. any thoughts?

as for filtration, im going to try to borrow myfriends extra 50 gallon filter or one of his 100 gallon filters - he has 3 spare lol (is this a good idea for such a small tank?)

not sure on the heater yet, i have one extra lying around.

black or red gravel. some plants and a couple DIY PVC caves for hiding.

Just be aware, Red Tail Shark = Pure Evil
My single RTS in my 75G is causing havoc on my Bolivian Rams and GBR's. Still looking for someone locally to take him off my hands. He's near 6 inches, and Pure Evil.

reverendred 03-13-2007 01:07 AM

we will see what happens. i was almost thinking about getting 2 RTS

Lonewolfblue 03-13-2007 01:20 AM

Definitely don't get 2 in a 29G. I have 2 Rainbow Sharks in a 55G, and they seen to do well together, but I would never think of getting 2 RTS, not even in my 75G.

reverendred 03-13-2007 01:29 AM

yea i just read that that is a bad idea.

is there any other shark that it would mesh well with? rainbow shark maybe?

Lonewolfblue 03-13-2007 02:32 AM

Not in a 29G. No more than 1 shark.

daisycutter 03-13-2007 02:51 AM

i agree RTS satan with fins
i find overpowerful filters a bonus they keep my nitrates near zero the only problem (depending on the fish really)is diffusing the output i do it by deflecting the outflow agaist decor like rocks

reverendred 03-13-2007 12:36 PM

i guess one shark will be enough then. besides ill have fun watching my pack of barbs run around. i might put a few tigers in there as well now that i think about it.


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