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David007c 03-01-2012 07:45 PM

could you recommend one more filter that i should add?
 
Aqadvisor link: AqAdvisor - Intelligent Freshwater Tropical Fish Aquarium Stocking Calculator and Aquarium Tank/Filter Advisor

5 assasin snails are probably coming next week and i didn't buy 5 zebra otos,4 pygmy cories, 5 Bumble bee goby and a blue eyed L144 yet but from the Aqadvisor, i worry about the filtration capacity percentage. Could you recommend me cheap and nice filter that is perfect for my tank? Is this too much?

Byron 03-01-2012 08:49 PM

I am more concerned with the selection of fish than filtration, though that is related. You cannot keep all those different species together (they have different needs respecting water parameters for one thing), and if you have sufficient fish numbers for the shoaling/schooling species you will be way overlimit for a 29g.

Please read our profiles, many of those fish are included, and they will help you sort this out. Profiles are second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page.

Byron.

Tazman 03-01-2012 09:24 PM

I agree with Byron, you have way too many fish in there.

See the notes at the bottom of the list, it is there to help you..but play attention to this part

Your aquarium stocking level is 119% - or way overstocked. You have the same amount of fish in a 29g than I have in my 180g African Cichlid tank which needs to be overstocked.

Please pay close attention to what AqAdvisor is telling you, while it is not the "holy grail" for stocking it gives you a good idea.

David007c 03-01-2012 11:02 PM

which species do you guys want me to remove from the list? any suggestion plz?

Tazman 03-01-2012 11:10 PM

Bumblebee Gody for sure as they require brackish (salty) water.
Zebra Danio need to be in a group of 6 as they are schooling fish, one will not be happy in your tank.

Look at the link you provided and see the total mix of water parameters you have.

You need to work out (by testing or have it tested) your tap water for GH (General Hardness) and pH, this will give you an idea of what you can stock without adding buffers etc to get the water at the right level.

Find the fish, you MUST have / want in your tank and then we can work something out based on that. We can also offer advise as to its suitability in your tank long term.


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