Did some work on my tank. What do you guys think.

  1. Kribensislover

    Kribensislover Valued Member Member

    55gal
    WC 20-30% weekly
    Tap water treated with prime
    Airstone in center of tank for aeration
    Water parameters:
    Nitrite 0
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrate 5-10ppm
    PH 7.5
    Plants:
    Moneywort, mondo grass, moss balls, java moss, java fern, anacharis.
    Fish:
    1 female venustus 6.5"
    2 yellow labs m/f (female 4.5")(male 1.5-2")
    3 kenyi (2female 2" & 1.5") (male 2")
    2 kribs (mated pair) male 3.5" female 2.5"
    2rubbernose Pleco 2"
    4 Cory cats (unknown) 1"
    3 giant danios 2-3" (stay at the top)
    2 hatchets (stay at the top) ImageUploadedByTapatalk1406914563.109258.jpg

    I recently rehomed a red jewel & Johanni. I have plenty of caves of all sizes to accommodate all fish & even have some to spare. I would like to add more cichlids that would fit in well with this stocking. In the near future this tank will be upgraded to either a 75 or 125 gal. So I do intend on getting at least a few more venustus one male & 2 female which would be 1m/3female ratio. If I find them young I'll get them now. If full grown they will have to wait until the upgrade in the near future. :) I was also wondering if the yellow labs require the same ratio. All suggestions are welcome.
     
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    Nissile Valued Member Member

    That's a cool tank :)

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    Kribensislover

    Kribensislover Valued Member Member

    Thanks!! Any ideas on stocking??
     
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  10. Adam55

    Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    Input on how it looks? It looks great.
     
  11. cborden

    cborden New Member Member

    Nice looking tank. Is that Mondo grass you have planted?
     
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    Kribensislover

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    Yes tons of mondo grass, I love it. As far as input it seems under stocked to me. I wanted some expert advice
     
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    I'm wondering if the kenyis breed or the yellow labs (male has some growing to do first) if that will stock it plenty?
     
  14. hollie1505

    hollie1505 Well Known Member Member

    Your tank looks beautiful! I can't help with the stocking I'm afraid but, wow!
     
  15. Harlebleondora

    Harlebleondora Well Known Member Member

    Really nice tank! I would recommend rehoming the hatchets, corys and danios as they prefer a much more acidic ph.
     
  16. cborden

    cborden New Member Member

    How long does your mondo grass stay healthy? I never have luck with it. I've read it is semiaquatic.
     
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    My hatchets were in another tank but we recently added butterfly fish to that tank & it made my hatchets nervous. I rechecked my parameters today ph 7.8, kh 120, GH 150, nitrite 0, Nitrate 15, ammonia 0.
    The hatchets actually seem quite happy as they stay at the surface & cichlids remain mid to bottom of the tank. As far as the danios they seem happy as well considering they have doubled in size in 6 months. The Corys were almost moved upon suggestion, however after close examination they have no fin damage or signs of stress & clean up the tank nicely. I was thinking because the kenyis are so aggressive maybe I should have 3female/1 male ratio to reduce aggression. Keep in mind that this 55 gal will be upgraded within a few months tops to a 75 or 125 gal. Depending on which house we purchase & size availability ️ I appreciate the comments.
     
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    The mondo grass thrives in my tanks actually, so far. They are two weeks old
     
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    Money wort has been thriving for at least 3-4 months now
     
  20. Micaela13

    Micaela13 Well Known Member Member

    I'm honored you are asking for my advice hehe ;) the selection you have is actually kind if crazy. But if everyone is happy and thriving then I don't see a problem :) you have a beautiful tank, are the Africans messing with the plant roots?? What other suggestions are you looking for?

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