Jmaldo/Fishlorians 29g Planted Freshwater Build

jmaldo

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Northcoast Ohio
Aquarium Details  
Gender
Male
Quarantine?
Always!, Fish and Plants
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
API Freshwater Master Kit, Seachem Safe
Experience
4 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
55 gal
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
African Cichlid Tank, Juvenile males (Dozen)
Sciaenochromis Fryeri “Iceburg”
Otter Point Jake Peacock (Aulonocara jacobfreibergi
Aulonocara Baenschi
Haplochromis Obliquidens
3 Synodontis lucipinnis
4 Clown Loaches
Aquarium Start Date
8/14/20
Ammonia
0
Nitrite
0
Nitrate
5
Temperature
78
pH
8.0
Lighting
Fluval Aquasky
Skimmer
No
Aquarium Filter Type
Eheim 6666 pro 4+ and Ehiem 2217, 1 sponge filter
Aquarium #2 Size
33 Long
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
African Female juvenile tank (2 dozen)
Sciaenochromis Fryeri “Iceburg”
Otter Point Jake Peacock (Aulonocara jacobfreibergi
Aulonocara Baenschi
Haplochromis Obliquidens
Tank #2 Start Date
Start 11/30/20
Tank #2 Ammonia
0
Tank #2 Nitrite
0
Tank #2 Nitrate
10
Tank #2 Temperature
78
Tank #2 pH
8.0
Tank #2 Lighting
Finnex Stingray
Tank #2 Filter Type
2x Eheim 2215, Sponge filter
Aquarium #3 Size
20g Long
Tank #3 Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Just started a Planted for Pea Puffer or 3
Tank #3 Start Date
7/4/2021
Tank #3 Ammonia
0
Tank #3 Nitrite
0
Tank #3 Nitrate
0
Tank #3 Temperature
78
Tank #3 pH
7.6
Tank #3 Lighting
Finnex 24/7
Tank #3 Filter Type
QANVEE Fluidized Moving Bed Filter
Tank #3 Skimmer
no
Ok, "Fishlorians". Need ideas, pick the inhabitants.
Looking for something Different as far as fish .
I have a 29g all cycled ready to go.
p/H 8 Medium Hard Water
Temp 79'
Sand substrate
Eheim 2213, Sponge filter
Finnex 24/7 light
I have kept or keeping:
Discus, Angels, Rams, Mollys, Platys, Guppys, Corys, Plecos, Betta, Africans, EBA, SAE, Shrimp,, Otos, Loaches and Tetras.

What ideas do you have based on the parameters. If the fish are available locally or through a breeder here, I'll stock it and post updates.
Put your stocking caps on, remember the tank parameters. I will not change them.

Ideas? Let's have a meaningful discussion. Not just off the wall choices.
Compatibility and tank parameters, are key.

Thanks
 
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Bumblebee Gobies are a great fish. Freshwater specimens are harder to come by, but they do exist. They only except live foods. They get to about 1.7 inches. Plenty of hiding spots and whatnot. They are brackish fish, so they can go in a high ph aquarium.
You said you already did shrimp, but what about the larger varieties. Red claw macro shrimp are fairly amazing. Their care is similar to dwarf shrimp, but they stand out with their long arms. The cheapest I could find them was ten dollars a shrimp. They can be up to 3 inches. Their ph range is around 7.0-8.0.
For an easier to find one Red Eye tetras can go as high as 8.0 from what I've seen.
Hope my answers weren't too out of left field. High ph isn't my strongest region, and I wanted...

Basil

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Aquarium Details  
Gender
Female
Occupation
Med Tech
Quarantine?
Yes
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
API Master Kit
Seachem equilibrium
Seachem alkaline buffer
Seachem prime
Nilog Thrive c
Experience
3 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
40 b
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
3 golden diamond barbs
8 cherry barbs
9 Dadios
Anubias
Java fern
Aquarium Start Date
November 2019
Ammonia
0-0.25
Nitrite
0
Nitrate
10
Temperature
75-76
pH
7.4
Lighting
Finnex planted 24/7
Aquarium Filter Type
Fluval 307 and sponge filter
Aquarium #2 Size
40 g
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Italian vals
Crypt wendti
Crypt willisi
Crypt balansae
Dwarf sag
Java fern

12 Brilliant rasboras
7 dwarf chain loaches
Tank #2 Start Date
12/15/17 but rescaped 2/2019
Tank #2 Ammonia
0-0.25 <0.2 with Seachem ammonia alert
Tank #2 Nitrite
O
Tank #2 Nitrate
10
Tank #2 Temperature
77-78 F
Tank #2 pH
7.4
Tank #2 Lighting
Finnex planted 24/7 cc
Tank #2 Filter Type
Marineland Emperor 400 and 40 g sponge filter
Aquarium #3 Size
75g
Tank #3 Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Java fern on driftwood, Crypt balansae, crypt willisi, crypt wendti
Italian Vals
Red tiger lotus
Dwarf sag
Duckweed


18 Tiger barbs
6 Queen loaches
1 flying fox
Tank #3 Start Date
May 2018
Tank #3 Ammonia
0-0.25
Tank #3 Nitrite
O
Tank #3 Nitrate
10
Tank #3 Temperature
77.5-78
Tank #3 pH
7.4
Tank #3 Lighting
Finned 24/7 planted cc
Tank #3 Filter Type
Fluval 406 and sponge filter
I did a species tank in my 29 g and just have the sparkling gourami. Well, and two mystery snails and have no idea how many ramshorns lol!
Anyway, I’m really liking the one type of fish thing.
I’m just not that knowledgeable on species that like a higher ph.
I would say though, if I was to do another species only tank, I would do threadfin rainbows. I was rather enamored by them when I saw them in my one LFS.
 

KribensisLover1

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Baltimore
Aquarium Details  
Gender
Female
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
20 l glass, 35 flatback hex SeaClear acrylic.
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
20: 7 kribensis babies aged 3 Months, 1 small Angelfish who is healing
35: smallish Angelfish, 8 pristella tetras, and now a yellow lab (temporarily).
Aquarium Start Date
September and Thanksgiving
Ammonia
0–.25
Nitrite
0
Nitrate
5
Temperature
78
pH
7.4–7.8
Lighting
Aqueon Optibright + and just aqueon fluorescent hood on the 20 l.
Aquarium Filter Type
Ac 30, ac 50
I am new to fishkeeping (it’s been a year and 8 months) so my ideas are not so exciting I’m sure. How about some pencilfish? Not sure how they do in higher ph but as long as it’s stable I read it can be ok. Perhaps apistos (rare varieties) if you don’t want to breed them.
 

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Gender
Male
Nickname
Human Male
Quarantine?
I have been quarantining a lot of my fish.
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
APi Master Test Kit. Seachem Prime
Experience
5 to 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Bumblebee Gobies are a great fish. Freshwater specimens are harder to come by, but they do exist. They only except live foods. They get to about 1.7 inches. Plenty of hiding spots and whatnot. They are brackish fish, so they can go in a high ph aquarium.
You said you already did shrimp, but what about the larger varieties. Red claw macro shrimp are fairly amazing. Their care is similar to dwarf shrimp, but they stand out with their long arms. The cheapest I could find them was ten dollars a shrimp. They can be up to 3 inches. Their ph range is around 7.0-8.0.
For an easier to find one Red Eye tetras can go as high as 8.0 from what I've seen.
Hope my answers weren't too out of left field. High ph isn't my strongest region, and I wanted to give something "different". These creatures are rarer, but I've found sellers. There are also lots of videos online of owners, so finding them should hopefully not be too much of a challenge. Have a nice day!
 
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