Stocking a 30 gallon.

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by felix, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. felix

    felixValued MemberMember

    Hello I recently bought a 110 liter (gallon 80×35×40 cm) because I bought a so called dwarf species of bristle nose pleco but I highly doubt she is.

    I have a bristle nose pleco.
    2 dwarf gouramies.
    2 platies.
    10 ember tetra's.
    4 amano shrimp.
    2 assasin snails

    I was thinking about 6 zebra dianos because I hear they are very active and swim around the tank fast.

    6 black skirt tetra's

    6 neon tetra's

    2-3 extra amano shrimp.

    Do you guys think this is to much?



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  2. Dom90

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    Are you adding the two schools of tetras in addition to what you already have? If so, you will be past overstocked, just from having the pleco alone. Also, zebra danios require a cooler temperature, around 64-70.
     
  3. OP
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    felix

    felixValued MemberMember

    Okay then I will forget about the zebra dianos. My temperature is 25.

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    I forgot to add that I also want a bolivian ram cichlid.

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  4. Dom90

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    I would also only add the 6 black skirts or 6 neons, not both. Then you have room for the BR.


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  5. OP
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    felix

    felixValued MemberMember

    My current stock works great on the 20 gallon they are in now. I thought that buying a 30 gallon would give me way more oppertunities to expand my stock.

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  6. Dom90

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    Not necessarily, it's the same footprint, just a few inches taller.


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  7. OP
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    felix

    felixValued MemberMember

    Ten gallons bigger.

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  8. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Ten gallons really isn't that much tbh.


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  9. OP
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    felix

    felixValued MemberMember

    So six black skirts and a Bolivian ram?

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  10. Dom90

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    Yes that's all I would add.


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  11. OP
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    felix

    felixValued MemberMember

    I'll add the black skirts/rams first and watch how they fit in the tank and I will keep an eye on the nitrate level in the tank.

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  12. Dom90

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    it's not just about keeping the water parameters in check. You could have a 200 gallon filter on a 29, but it wouldnt matter if the fish feel overcrowded.
     
  13. OP
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    felix

    felixValued MemberMember

    I know that I'll be running this tank with two filters a juwel bioflow and a superfish 100.

    So the parameters will not be a problem.

    Though I wouldn't care less about the Neons I would like to have one or two extra Smano shrimp.

    I will be setting up this tank in a month or do and I'll start with my current stock and then slowly add more.

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  14. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Yes the extra shrimp shouldnt be a problem, they have almost no bioload.
     
  15. OP
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    felix

    felixValued MemberMember

    +
    Okay so I don't want to push this to it's limits.

    My stock + 1 bolivian ram + 6 black tetra's how many shrimps could I add and still have a comfortable living space for my fish/shrimp/snails?

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  16. charlie93

    charlie93New MemberMember

    I believe that zebra danios can easily be kept up to 75 degrees.

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  17. OP
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    felix

    felixValued MemberMember

    After some research I learned that zebra dianos come from the himalaya region, so it would make sense that they like to livd in colder water.

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  18. Aloeb1

    Aloeb1Valued MemberMember

    Make sure to keep your water warm. Blue rams like it around 80 degrees Fahrenheit.




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  19. OP
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    felix

    felixValued MemberMember

    That's one and a half degrees celsius higher than I have now. Will the other animals be bothered if I would turn up the heater two degrees higher gradually?



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  20. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Yes they may be, so it looks like you can do blue rams or zebra danios, but not both.
     
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