My new tank

  1. felix

    felix Valued Member Member

    Good afternoon everyone. In about two months this glass box will be filled with water and will be the new and bigger home for my fish.

    First off all I'm not going to make the same mistakes I made with my beggining aquarium and I'm going to house my benificial bacteria and plants in this aquarium.

    That means that I will use the filter and the water from my old aquarium.

    My current stock is:

    10 fire tetra's
    1 BN pleco (the guy I sold it from said that it grew 8 cm but it might be so that he does not know what he is talking about so I got this tank so he wouldn't go stunting her spine)
    a love couple of dwarf gouramies who are getting the chance to mate and build their bubble nest in this new tank
    2 male platies who will have enough space to ease possible future alfa male problems
    2 anetome helena (Their will be more of them as they have to cover more ground and I'm going to buy new plants)
    4 amano shrimp.

    Now I don't want any big fish as I could get more small fish for one big fish. Though I eas thinking about a bolivian ram dwarf cichlid.

    Would it be possible for me to add any other fish and if so wich one ? (maybe pangio khulli other dwarf gouramies and more tetra's)

    I was also thinking about making the gravel higher in both the back corners and really low in the front side middle. In these 'hills' I could add a plastic pipe's i have (with I can at attache to each othet and even make corners)

    At last I want to make many more small hiding spots. I would like to make one hiding spot spefically for the needs of my BN pleco and amano shrimp.

    Thanks in advance.

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    It's a 110 liters (28, 29 gallon) 80 cm wide, 35 cm deep and 40 cm high.

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  2. Aloeb1

    Aloeb1 Valued Member Member

    IMO you could definitely add a Bolivian ran; but make sure to keep the water warm because they need warm water to be happu


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    felix

    felix Valued Member Member

    It's 25 degrees celsius to keep everyone happy. Can I add any other fish if I add the ram? I prefet many small fishes over a few big fishes.

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    I was thinking about adding one bolivian ram 3 khulli loaches and 3 congo tetra's.

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  4. ClearEyes

    ClearEyes Well Known Member Member

    Khuli loaches need at least 6.
     
  5. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    As do congo tetras.... at least 6.
     
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    felix

    felix Valued Member Member

    Yea I figured out that that both Khuli and Congo's won't work.

    Fishlore says that khuli's need three of their kind.

    Do you have any suggestions?

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    As for hiding places what would my BN pleco like? I also would like to make a hiding spot for my armano shrimp.

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  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    They need driftwood, if you don't have that already..... you can make a cave for them out of lava rocks or a broken flowerpot.
    As for the loach thing, fishlore needs to update that. The things written by users aren't always correct on there.....
     
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    felix

    felix Valued Member Member

    I already got a big piece of driftwood for my pleco.

    I'll look for something else then.

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  9. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    +1 for a pleco cave. Make sure it's tall enough that he can comfortably go underneath, and turn around etc. Plecos often like to sleep upside down in their caves.

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    felix

    felix Valued Member Member

    Would this flowerpot be enough? And do you know what my armano shrimp would like?

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    So wich species of fish do guys think I should add to my stock along side the bolivian ram and my current stock?

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  11. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    How about a dwarf gourami, or a honey gourami?
    Or a banded gourami or thick-lipped gourami.....
     
  12. OP
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    felix

    felix Valued Member Member

    I think that my male dwarf gourami would fight with this new gourami. And females are not pretty.

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    Maybe some hatchet fish.

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  13. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Sorry, I missed the gourami part....
    Yes, hatchetfish would work but they need a group of 6+ of their own species and a tight lid because they are jumpers.
     
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    felix

    felix Valued Member Member

    Okay so I'm getting 6 hatchet fish 5 more neons 1 bolivian ram. Would there be room for anything else?

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  15. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I wouldn't add anything else.
     
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    felix

    felix Valued Member Member

    Okay clear. I also got the original heater and pump from the juwel aquarium. Could I use these along with my superfish equipment?

    Also what substrate would you reconment, sand or gravel?

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  17. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, you can use them, in fact you want to to keep the cycle going.
    Sand.
     
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    felix

    felix Valued Member Member

    Won't two heaters make it to hot?

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  19. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    If they are set to be at a certain temp, and sense the temp, then no....
    You can always monitor the temp if it gets too hot.
     
  20. ClearEyes

    ClearEyes Well Known Member Member

    I have both a digital and mercury thermometer just to be sure. They're like $2 each.