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Thread: 29g stocking question
03-18-2013, 03:26 AM #1
29g stocking question
Hello all! I have a 29 gallon lightly planted tank. My params are all fine (0amm, 0ni, ~10na), and it is filtered with a Marineland Penguin 200 and a Tetra Whisper 10i. It's also lightly planted with vallisneria americana, hornwort and a little bit of duckweed. Currently I am a bit overstocked with 9 neon tetras, 3 platies, 1 male betta, 3 ghost shrimp, 6 bronze cories and 3 peppered cories. I haven't had any problems with water quality since I added the last of the fish two months ago.
I am wondering if I can afford to add a few more neons. AqAdvisor says I have 128% filter capacity (I know it's not the most reliable source, but thought it was worth mentioning), and I know neon tetras don't add a whole lot to the bioload. What concerns me is whether or not adding more tetras will crowd and stress the fish I already have, especially the betta.
I'd appreciate any input that you guys may have, thanks.
03-29-2013, 01:20 PM #2
That depends... How many exactly do you want to add?
03-29-2013, 01:33 PM #3
03-29-2013, 02:44 PM #4
That level of stock leaves no room for error though. I prefer to stock lighter and would only add 5 more tops.
03-29-2013, 05:13 PM #5
0125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats
QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10