Stocking A 29 Gal Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by nanbridg, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. nanbridg

    nanbridg New Member Member

    I have an established tank of 10 months ammonia 0 , nitrates 0 ,nitrites 0 , ph 7.4 aquarium salt and Prime are added with each weekly water change. I have a driftwood stump , an amazon plant , hob filter and two sponge filters , I currently have 3 male guppies, two coryies , one male swordtail and two female swordtails, lastly 6 t-bone rasboras, I'm thinking of adding more swordtails but afraid one more male with two females may be too much . I would like any guidelines. Thanks in advance
     
  2. Fishywife

    Fishywife Valued Member Member

    I wouldn't add another Male swordtail. If anything I'd get another female, and at least 2 more Cory's to make up a small shoal
     
  3. OP
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    nanbridg

    nanbridg New Member Member

    Would just one female swordtail max out my tank ? I'm trying to add as many fish wihout overstocking.
     




  4. FriarThomasIII

    FriarThomasIII Well Known Member Member

    A little overstock is okay. DO you use aqadvisor?
     
  5. OP
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    nanbridg

    nanbridg New Member Member

    Not yet will check it out thanks
     
  6. FriarThomasIII

    FriarThomasIII Well Known Member Member

    Pretty much it will say how stocked your tank is, and also a little bit of overstock is okay, just requires more filtration and water change volume.
     
  7. OP
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    nanbridg

    nanbridg New Member Member

    I checked the aqadvisor and all my questions have been answered . Thank you for directing me to that great web site .
     
  8. BettaAquarium

    BettaAquarium New Member Member

    I'm not the best stocker, but please add 4 more corydora of the same species of your current ones.
    They need atleast 6 to have a school of them.
     
  9. OP
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    nanbridg

    nanbridg New Member Member

    My plan after checking with aqadvisor will be 2 more Cory's and 2 more Rasbora. I have had the first two Cory's for 10 months and they seem happy i was warned at least 4 corys
     
  10. watermelon46

    watermelon46 Valued Member Member

    Yes, 4 cories will be fine, though 6 is the most recommended amount. 4 should thrive happily, but if you have extra room, add more to make them more comfortable. Even 5 is better. Four shouldn't be a problem though.
     
  11. Hunter1

    Hunter1 Well Known Member Member

    Why the salt?

    I wouldn’t use salt unless you kept brackish fish.

    I would discontinue it’s use.

    The rasporas and corys won’t enjoy it, the others may.
     
  12. OP
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    nanbridg

    nanbridg New Member Member

    The lfs where I buy all my fish use asalt in all their tanks and recommends a tablespoon of salt with every 5gals . I also feel it helps the skin stay disease free. In 10 months I have not had any problems.
     
  13. watermelon46

    watermelon46 Valued Member Member

    LFSs usually have pre-made saltwater but if they dont then use nanbridg's advice - I dont know much about salt to water ratios in aquariums.
     




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