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  1. #1

    Question Species tank for new BNPs


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    I really miss my BNPs, so within the next couple of months, I want to set-up a species tank.


    If I do a 20 long, can I do 4 BNPs? Will they get along? AqAdvisor says I will be 85% stocked with 2 AC30s or 1 AC50, with obviously better filtration with the 2 filters.


    Do I need two filters on a 20 long or is one sufficient for the BNP's bioload? Would the AC50 provide enough surface movement in a 20 long?
    Last edited by gronlaura; 05-21-2013 at 06:09 PM.
    75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danio, Wild Caught BNP
    Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Bloodfin Tetras, Peacock Gudgeon
    10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    Do I need two filters on a 20 long or is one sufficient for the BNP's bioload? Would the AC50 provide enough surface movement in a 20 long?
    One AC50 would be sufficient, though there's advantages of having 2 filters (even if smaller). If you already have the 2 AC30's or can afford them I would go that route.
    25 Gal - Tropical
    Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
    Fish - 7 Blackskirt Tetras, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, Assassin snail.
    "Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success." King Solomon.
    Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project

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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    If I do a 20 long, can I do 4 BNPs? Will they get along? AqAdvisor says I will be 85% stocked with 2 AC30s or 1 AC50, with obviously better filtration with the 2 filters.
    BNP I assume is Bristle Nose Pleco? I don't think 4 is too much, I assume this would be the only live stock you'll have in the 20 long?
    25 Gal - Tropical
    Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
    Fish - 7 Blackskirt Tetras, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, Assassin snail.
    "Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success." King Solomon.
    Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project

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    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 
    Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Good to see you here again... - Slaphppy7 Figured you needed a little one to go with all those big guys - fishmommie 

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    If you are doing a species only for BNP's you could do 6-8 of them. Just would need an area for fry. I wanna see pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ijankrom View Post
    BNP I assume is Bristle Nose Pleco? I don't think 4 is too much, I assume this would be the only live stock you'll have in the 20 long?
    Yes, Bristlenose Plecos and they would be the only fish in the tank. I do not want to take a chance with them in my community tank and risk them getting bloat like my BN1 & BN2 did. I lost them in the last 2 weeks.
    75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danio, Wild Caught BNP
    Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Bloodfin Tetras, Peacock Gudgeon
    10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Depends on the species. The "common" I think two pairs would be good. If you get any of the large species this may already be too much. As you know these fish are poop machines so something capable of sucking up poo would help. You can keep these on gravel but they really do enjoy sand as well.

    Ever considered doing a dedicated rubbernose tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    If you are doing a species only for BNP's you could do 6-8 of them. Just would need an area for fry. I wanna see pictures!
    Fry? Hah! My next tank would have to be a 500 gal BNP only tank!!! LOL. I think I would be happy with just 4, maybe all different patterns, all herbivores (i learned that some BNPs are omnivores).
    75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danio, Wild Caught BNP
    Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Bloodfin Tetras, Peacock Gudgeon
    10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    Fry? Hah! My next tank would have to be a 500 gal BNP only tank!!! LOL. I think I would be happy with just 4, maybe all different patterns, all herbivores (i learned that some BNPs are omnivores).
    Like which one? I do know most prefer the occasional meaty snack when they reach maturity.

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    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 
    Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Good to see you here again... - Slaphppy7 Figured you needed a little one to go with all those big guys - fishmommie 

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    Could do dwarf pleco's - rubber lips, clowns an albino and a standard bnp

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    i'll sneak in my little vote to what sandz just recommended. dwarf species tank!
    I would love to put a clown in my tank! but so many pleco's in a community tank is hard on the filtration/water params!

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