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post #11 of 12 Old 10-20-2017, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Ofishaly Fish View Post
Thanks! I will try it but ill also have a separate tank one hand. Do u think i won't be over tocking with 5-6 neon tetras and a betta? perhaps a snail to clean the algae?

There are different types of over stocking. Most dangerous kind is when the bioload of your tank exceeds the capacity of the filtration system. This could be way too many fish in the tank, or way to small of a filtration System for the tank. Assuming mediocre filtration and an appropriate feeding regimen, thatís not as issue for you.

Another type of overstocking is the Noahís ark tank - 100 pairs of fish. Way too many different types of fish. Thatís also not an issue for you.

Yet another type of overstocking is getting fish that all occupy the same region of the tank. This one isnít a problem for you either - neons hang near the bottom and bettas hang at the top.

Another overstocking is keeping super active fish in small spaces. Neons, are not very active. They just kinda mill around. So you donít have a problem there either.

So no, I donít think youíd be overstocked with a Betta and half a dozen neons and a snail.

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post #12 of 12 Old 10-20-2017, 05:52 PM
Originally Posted by Ofishaly Fish View Post
HI! So do you think that live plants would not be a good idea at the moment? I have driftwood but I don't think it made much of a difference... Thanks!!!
IMHO live plants are always good for a tank. They consume ammonia first, then nitrates, and phosphates, and carbon dioxide while returning fish food and oxygen.

my .02

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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