View Full Version : stocking my 40breeder..

07-20-2010, 05:05 PM
I have a 40gB with a 30g sump. i dont know why. anyway.. what should i stock it with?? will probably use play sand and put in some easy plants... ideas on fish? i want a very active tank!

07-20-2010, 05:12 PM
40g Breeders are usually used for breeding. How did you get it and not know how?

07-20-2010, 05:20 PM
i believe iirc that the 40 breeders are 36L x 18w x 14h ?? not a bad size tank really . Not really sure on what you could stock with it you could do a couple of schools of tetra and lil fish and a center piece fish .

07-20-2010, 05:35 PM
I bought a 40g breeder. Didnt sell my 29g..I turned it into a wet/dry. = lots of filtration and possibly more fish? I for sure want some corys..what else??

07-20-2010, 06:48 PM
i don't have any experience in corys but i believe they can go with tetra's and other community fish

07-20-2010, 06:52 PM
A 40 breeder is a great size tank, plenty of depth lots of surface area. You could get many different kinds of fish with corys. What kind of fish interest you?

Wild Turkey
07-20-2010, 06:56 PM
Great size tank for plants or corals, and its an excellent tank for most corydoras. "Breeder" just means the tank is shorter with a larger surface area. Personally, I think most standard tank sizes are too thin, especially for a bunch of bottom feeders who only care about the footprint size.

Tetras + corys are a great mix and they support each others activity.

07-20-2010, 07:21 PM
How about a load of microfish? Im on a huge microfish kick right now, but you have an excellent size tank plus your filtration and extra water volume added by the 29G sump will make your tank very stockable. If you add some quick growing live plants your nitrates should also never get out of hand between weekly WCs.

If you go for these really small guys, you could easily stock 100 or more due to the exceptionally low bioload of these tiny fish. Some of the best choices would be; sparkling gourami, chili rasbora, galaxy rasbora, ember tetras, dario dario, pygmy cories, dwarf bumble bee catfish, dwarf spotted rasbora, norman's lampeyes etc. These fish are all right at an .75-1" fully grown and small bodied, they are also peaceful so you can also stock some dwarf shrimp and such with them.

07-20-2010, 09:23 PM
(bump) what about rams..? Are they demanding..? Keep the ideas coming!

07-20-2010, 09:26 PM
German Blue Rams are very demanding. Other rams are hardier.

07-20-2010, 10:43 PM
Most GBRs you see in the trade are asian bred thus they are genetic screw ups due to inbreeding and growth hormones. If you can find locally bred fish, wild caughts or even actual german bred fish they will be much hardier. They arnt necessarily demanding but they do need a good diet and good water quality, they also need a pH under 7.2 to thrive. They are also intollerant of nitrates above 20ppm.

07-20-2010, 10:55 PM
Rams like 80+ temp.

07-21-2010, 04:02 PM
If you wanna do a very active tank then you could do 3 or 4 schools of fish. My favorite school is a school of neon tetras. You could then do a school of cardinal tetras and rasboras....there are many options. These would all do well with the corys