29 gallon temperate stream build

Donovan Jones

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I decided to set up a 29 gallon because I miss having fish since I downgraded to jars and seed shrimp. Substrate is a mixture of sand and gravel, some pebbles and rocks added as well, and the back is planted with vallisneria and elodea canadensis. Its unheated. A better light is on the way, should be here in 2 days. For stocking, I've added scuds and snails so far, but I'm planning on collecting from a creek for most of the fish, legally of course. I did some snorkeling to look to see what my options are, there appear to be red side dace, blacknose dace, darters, Chubs, gambusia, and a few suckers. I plan to do 8 blacknose dace, 2 trios of gambusia, and then I'll be buying some zebra danios, about 6, and maybe 5 corydoras trilineatus. Contemplating swapping out the elodea for something like ludwigia, for a little more variety. Suggestions welcome, pics on the way
 

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Fish store fish and wild fish don't always mix well. There's a much higher risk of disease on both ends, so be extra vigilant with your quarantine methods, and I strongly advise quarantining in this case. Your stocking numbers are rather heavy for a 29g. You might want to consider leaving out a school or 2, or more frequent water changes and more live plants.
 
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The back half is gonna be solid vallisneria, I'll be getting the natives well before the pet store fish, so they will be quarantined well. The more I think about it the more I want to keep it simpler and just do a species tank with the dace. Had a massive school before in my dad's tank and I kinda miss it. Granted that took years to establish, but it was worth it.
 

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