Stocking 30 Gal

seth rodgers

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Hello,
I need a little help... I was misinformed by a pet store employee and need help with my situation. I currently have a 30 gallon tank with a 30-45 filter and I do weekly water changes. I have two platies, three mollies, one dwarf gourami, and 4 corys. I had an aggressive platy I had to remove as it almost killed two of my snails and chased around other fish. I need to get one or two more cory but also was told that adding platies would help reduce the aggression and I would be able to add back the platy. I really don't want to overstock as I try and give the best for my fish. Any ideas or should I keep it the way it is and find the platy a new home?
 

danhutchins

Member
seth rodgers said:
Hello,
I need a little help... I was misinformed by a pet store employee and need help with my situation. I currently have a 30 gallon tank with a 30-45 filter and I do weekly water changes. I have two platies, three mollies, one dwarf gourami, and 4 corys. I had an aggressive platy I had to remove as it almost killed two of my snails and chased around other fish. I need to get one or two more cory but also was told that adding platies would help reduce the aggression and I would be able to add back the platy. I really don't want to overstock as I try and give the best for my fish. Any ideas or should I keep it the way it is and find the platy a new home?
You don't really have a lot in your tank now IMO. I would get the Corey's and platys. You should be fine there. I would recommend upgrading the filter though, you should go for something 3 times the tank size for it to really do its job. Canister filters are IMO the best way to go because of the different ways you can set them up. You can get them on Amazon for real cheap.
 
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seth rodgers

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danhutchins said:
You don't really have a lot in your tank now IMO. I would get the Corey's and platys. You should be fine there. I would recommend upgrading the filter though, you should go for something 3 times the tank size for it to really do its job. Canister filters are IMO the best way to go because of the different ways you can set them up. You can get them on Amazon for real cheap.
If I dint want the canister filter what should I get as far as a power filter
 
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seth rodgers

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danhutchins said:
Go with something 3 times the tank size and you should be fine.
So ur saying get a 90 gallon filter
 

danhutchins

Member
seth rodgers said:
So ur saying get a 90 gallon filter
Get one that turns over the water 90 gallons per hour.
 

danhutchins

Member
seth rodgers said:
So ur saying get a 90 gallon filter
More filtration never hurts. I have a canister that turns over the water 300 gallons per hour on my 55 gallon, I also have the filter that came with the tank on it. So I'm getting about 400 or so per hour.
 
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seth rodgers

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danhutchins said:
More filtration never hurts. I have a canister that turns over the water 300 gallons per hour on my 55 gallon, I also have the filter that came with the tank on it. So I'm getting about 400 or so per hour.
Oh okay, mine does 200 an hour
 

danhutchins

Member
seth rodgers said:
Oh okay, mine does 200 an hour
Should be fine with that.
 
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seth rodgers

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danhutchins said:
Should be fine with that.
Ok, How many more fish then
 

danhutchins

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seth rodgers said:
Ok, How many more fish then
I'm not 100% on stocking levels but from all my research as long as the fish can move around well and plants out number fish as many as you want.
 

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