30 Gal Tank Stocking???

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by sweendog87, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. sweendog87

    sweendog87 Valued Member Member

    Hi so soon il have a empty 30gal cause the peacocks are getting upgraded so was thinking of this stock list
    2 rams either German blues local blues or Bolivian? suggestions
    6 panda corys
    12 Congo Tetras or cardinals? Suggestions
    And 15 cherry red shrimp
    I definatly want the panda corys so happy to change the others to suit water perameters for them
     
  2. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Hi, I think there's several possibilities for you to have.
    Is the tank planted?

    Here's a couple options.

    12 Rummy Nose Tetras
    10 Panda Cory
    1 Bristlenose Pleco
    1 Bolivian Ram (i think one ram is sufficient, especially if you want lots of schooling fish)

    OR

    10-12 Cardinal Tetras
    8 Panda Cory
    2 Bolivian Rams
    10-12 Cherry Shrimp (remember they breed)

    OR

    8-10 Congo Tetras
    10 Panda Cory
    1 Bolivian Ram
    1 Bristlenose Pleco

    Maybe you'll find one of the lists I gave sufficient.
    Other members can help too, because if there's something incorrect on my list, they can fix.
     
  3. JeffK

    JeffK Well Known Member Member

    8-10 Congo Tetras
    10 Panda Cory
    1 Bolivian Ram
    1 Bristlenose Pleco

    I think the above stocking is the most temperature compatible. You could set the temp at 75-76 and be good to go. I believe cardinals and rummynose prefer temps a little warmer than pandas, bolivians, and bn plecos. I think rummynose and cardinals are better temperature-wise with german blue rams (80-82 degrees).
     




  4. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    What are the dimensions?
     
  5. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I agree with Jeff's idea besides the congo tetras, however it does depend on the dimensions of the tank. Is this a 30 long or a 29g, is it 30 by 12 or 36 by 12? Or something else entirely, maybe?

    I'd do black skirts instead of congos.
     
  6. Philippians 4:13

    Philippians 4:13 Well Known Member Member

    That would be fine........I like the german blue rams better.... :)
     
  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    German blue rams need warmer temps than panda cories, so do bolivians.
     
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    sweendog87

    sweendog87 Valued Member Member

    900x480x350mm
    Or 3ft long 1.5ft tall and 1.25ft deep
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2017
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    sweendog87

    sweendog87 Valued Member Member

    Yep Im really happy to get Bolivians and pandas I really want 2 rams tho happy to go without the pleco or make the schools a little smaller than I love the Congo's. I also do 50% water changes weekly if that helps with biology questions
     
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    sweendog87

    sweendog87 Valued Member Member

    Could I have cherry red shrimp I'm planning in plenty of driftwood complely covered in Java moss for hiding spots
     
  11. OP
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    sweendog87

    sweendog87 Valued Member Member

    Also won't a bn pleco get too big for a 3ft
     
  12. OP
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    sweendog87

    sweendog87 Valued Member Member

    How about
    12 neon tetras
    8 panda corys
    2 Bolivian rams
    12 cherry reds shrimp

    Or
    2 Bolivians
    8 pandas
    12 cherry barbs
    Some snails or other coloured shrimp
    Or something blue.?

    Trying to get an assortment of color between them all definitely want Bolivians and pandas tho suggestions in some color I'm the school
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  13. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    They'd probably be eaten.
    No.


    I'd do this:
    8 cherry barbs
    8 neon tetras
    8 panda cories
    2 bolivian rams
    2 honey gouramis
     
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    sweendog87

    sweendog87 Valued Member Member

    Could I do I think they are dwarf gouramis
    The blue and red striped ones they have some at my lfs that look amazing
    And glow light tetras instead of neons
    So
    8 panda corys
    8 cherry barbs
    8 glow light tetras
    2 bolivian rams
    2 dwarf gouramis
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  15. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    The glowlight tetras would need warmer water than the panda cories and bolivian rams. Also, I wouldn't do 2 DGs if they are 2 males. 2 male DGs can fight. Female DGs are rare.
     
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    sweendog87

    sweendog87 Valued Member Member

    What about 1 dwarf gourami
    And green neon tetras or neon or cardinal definatly prefer the green neon and I can get them
     
  17. OP
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    sweendog87

    sweendog87 Valued Member Member

    Greens are temp compatible with pandas and Bolivians so I think il do that
    8 green neon tetras
    8 cherry barbs
    8 panda corys
    2 Bolivian rams
    1 dwarf gourami
    Sound good everyone
     
  18. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Sounds good to me, IMO.
     
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    sweendog87

    sweendog87 Valued Member Member

    Woohoo turned out ways nice than I first wanted thanks heaps guys my sons heaps happy to get a gourami now too always watched them at lfs
     
  20. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I agree, it sounds fine to me too.
     




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