04-09-2012, 05:51 PM #1
Update: beat ICH, new fish, live tank! & big thank you
Well its been a good 2 weeks since I was here, just been busy with life and out of town for work.
But just a fun update: (just a reminder: its a 40gal breeder/2 hob marineland penguin 200 filters/heater/3 pieces of driftwood and a stack of river rock)
My fish survived ICH and are doing very well now. I see no trace of it, and will probably keep the treatment up for one more week to ensure that it is basically all gone.
Therefore, I just added 6 male guppies and 2 brittlenose pleco's to my tank.
So that makes:
10silvertip tetras/2 electric blue rams/6 male guppies/2male swordtails/2 BN pleco's.
I'm wanting to add 4 more guppies to get the school to 10.
I also have entered the realm of a live tank.
I replaced my bulbs with T5 6500k and 10000k bulbs. I have added 5 plants...i forgot what kind though. so here goes nothing with trying to get them to grow and thrive in the tank! (switching to these bulbs have slowed down the green algae growth, so next pwc, i'll remove the algae covered rocks/drift wood and give a good scrubbing to get rid of it)
But I came across a paradise fish and thought it was amazing! such a cool looking fish with its unique colors/fins.
I have researched on the compatibility-and its split on being good in a community tank/it would eat my tetras...
Has anyone had a paradise fish to speak from experience on being a good community tank addition?-it will be the last fish I add! (that or a gold gourami)
So in all, thank you all for helping me cycle/set up/stock/survive ich/help make this an awesome healthy tank! I probably would have lost every fish if it wasn't for you all. Much appreciated and keep it up.
04-09-2012, 05:56 PM #2
Quite honestly, I wouldnt' add anymore fish to this sized tank - guppies don't need a school anyway.
Now that you've added the new fish, I hope you're keeping on top of your water parameters to make sure your filter is able to handle the extra ammonia.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted cory catfish, cherry barbs, guppies, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
04-09-2012, 05:59 PM #3
04-09-2012, 06:04 PM #4
Yes, i am testing daily to monitor the parameters and increase my pwc to twice a week to ensure a smooth transition with the new fish.
04-09-2012, 06:22 PM #5Originally Posted by andreahp
Any reason to not add anymore?
AqAdvisor says I would be at 88% stocked with everything? Is that a false calculation? - Just curious for the reasoning-not trying to challenge or anything.