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  1. Default Ideal dwarf plecos for a 29g planted/driftwood heavy tank.


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    I won't be getting a pleco for a long time since they are so expensive and I need to have a really healthy tank before I'd consider a 50+ dollar fish. My favorites in order, Zebra, scribbled/netwrok/king tiger, tiger, candy stripe, then panther. I'll know which they can order 2morrow but until then I'd like some input.

    PH is 6.4 and I have an emperor 400 and 2 jebo filters rated at 100gh each and like the title says tons of driftwood and plants; eventually the tank will have 7 Julii corys, 7 stebra corys, 6 tetras (still waiting to hear which they can order for me) 1 GBR. I know it's going to be stocked on the heavier side but ill be adding new fish slowly and I have no issues with doing water changes.

    So which would you all recommend once my tank is past cycled and very healthy. Other types of pleco options welcomed they were just my favorites. I've had a bristlenose and regular pleco in the past; fairly new to the expensive dwarf plecos.

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    I'm sure if you have thought about clown plecos, right? Is it just a personal preference to not consider them? They sound perfect for your tank Seems like your tank will look very nice!
    Tanks: 30 gal community and 10 gal shrimp/community
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    i have a clown. They are only $5 where i am and they are beautiful and have great personalities and are awesome and dwarf. :)
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    I recently got rid of all my Clowns to concentrate on breeding BN's. They are great little fish, I do have an L226 the now, which I think may be the tiger pleco you reffered to I think they might get slightly too large for you.

    Using L numbers is far more accurate as common names overlap far too much. Tiger pleco can easily cover many species
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    I did use the L Numbers, I left the list at the petshop and quick jotted down a list for myself but I left out the L numbers I gave the pet shop.....ooops. The boss comes in Monday and will let me know what is available I might call and add clown couple to the list they are rather nice....and cheap heh.

    I have ALWAYS wanted a zebra pleco but was never willing to pay that much for a fish until now. I listed the L numbers; on planet catfish none get over 3-3.9 inches. Since all I can have is this single 29g money isn't a concern I'll pay $50+ plus if I can get a true zebra or if not maybe a tiger they were my top 2. I'd love to get 2 plecos but that's too much I think for the tank unless I ditch the GBR or something.

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    You know true zebra plecos need meaty food and wont do much damage on any algae. Do you have any experience with plecos? If not id work my way up from bns before you spend well over 200$ for a zebra. Thats a low price for true zebras btw...
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    Wow that's quite a lot. I've plenty of experience with Bristle nose and normal ones. I'm looking to get a great looking dwarf variety as my final fish for the tank once I stock the rest.

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    just an idea:
    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...36&pcatid=1136
    http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shp&1363615927
    http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shp&1363960067

    those are all zebra plecos.
    there are a substitute that shouldnt run you more than 15-40$.... if i can thing about it ill post the name and number

    L-333 , L-340 , L134

    i have a thread on this subject:
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ighlight=zebra
    quite old lol
    Last edited by genocidex; 03-18-2013 at 03:11 AM.
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    With the proposed stocking the bottom is heavily loaded, too heavy IMO.

    With 14 cories in a heavily planted 29g I hope you used sand to allow the maximum use of open spaces.

    A "clown pleco" is the common term for L066 isn't it? That will need it warmer than the cories can comfortably take. With this stocking I think peckoltia vittata or L014 is a much better option. MAtches the temp range of the rest and is quite mild mannered.

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    I really opened a can of worms on the subject lol. Thx for all the info, I had no idea there were so many fakes in this hobby until I started ordering through a LFS; they don't even know they are getting the wrong species half the time.. I have tons of time to think about plecos since it would be the last fish to go in next to my GBR; weather I should even get another fish to begin with even.

    Everyone has been telling me to keep at least 7 corys of a type (I have no experience with them) so considering how small they are and how the actual obstacles of driftwood and plants are mostly vertical along with a sand bottom I thought it would be okay. It does sounds like a ton of fish on my tank bottom but when I think about it they will likely come in at an inch or so.

    Since I decided not to do SW I thought I'd challenge myself a bit and do a planted cory centric tank neither of which I've had before. I'm already over $100 in and haven't bought any fish (saved alot of money reusing filters, tank, and stand at least). I'm also a far cry from heavily planted atm with a koi mauling my plants until I can swap him for cories.

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