Iffy 30gal Stocking.

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Themaniac19, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Themaniac19

    Themaniac19Valued MemberMember

    Tell me what you think:
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    This is from me combining two of my tanks to save on some space. If it doesn't work out I'll just keep the two tanks separate. If it does work out, could I add a couple guppies in it? I know they produce a lot of waste, but I'll be doing 75-50% water changes weekly (more so because it seems hard to change any less, and it hasn't stressed out any of my other animals too much). Also, I have a different filter, but I forget that type. If filtration is a concern I'll upgrade.

    I'll also be adding some shrimp and a few snails (say three mystery snails), but I assume that their bioload will be negligible.
     
  2. Bizarro252

    Bizarro252Well Known MemberMember

    That thing is pretty cool! Never seen it before :)
    I would like to add that as far as I know this is not true "Note: Albino Bristlenose Pleco needs driftwood." I have BN plecos in all of my tanks and I started checking into if they needed it because I didnt have any wood in my cichlid tank - I could find nothing that confirmed they did need it and many different sources stating they did not need it. SOME plecos do, and as far as I can tell BN is not one if them.
     
  3. OP
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    Themaniac19

    Themaniac19Valued MemberMember

    If they do they likely need the bacteria that grows on the wild to aide in digestion. I'm assuming that they eat a high cellulose diet and can't naturally digest it. This is also likely why lots of otos die in captivity, that and/or refeeding syndrome. I use a half of a coconut in all of my tanks with suckers anyways.
     
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    Themaniac19

    Themaniac19Valued MemberMember

    Bumping this back up.
     
  5. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    I won't add anymore fish
     
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    Themaniac19

    Themaniac19Valued MemberMember

    Okay. So the fish that I already put down would work out fine?
     
  7. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    In my opinion, yes.
     
  8. OP
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    Themaniac19

    Themaniac19Valued MemberMember

    Okay thanks. The filter's an aqueon quiet flow 30.
     
  9. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Just one aqueon quietflow 30 won't be enough for a 30 gallon tank. This filter is 200 gph, but you must have a minimum of 30*8=240 gph to cycle your tank. Adding a Aquaclear 20 will give you enough filtration
     
  10. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I would probably swap the pearl gourami for a DG or honey gourami which would stay a little smaller. I think you are pretty well stocked.
     
  11. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I would take out either the platy or the swordtail as they can interbreed.
     
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    Themaniac19

    Themaniac19Valued MemberMember

    They're both female.
     
  13. OP
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    Themaniac19

    Themaniac19Valued MemberMember

    I form emotional bonds to my animals, so I'm going to keep the pearl.
     
  14. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Ah, OK..... Never mind then.