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  1. #1

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    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.
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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.
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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
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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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    Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 
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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.
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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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    Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 
    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly new fish! - RiversGirl I like your signature - aquariumlover10 
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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).
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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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    Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie 
    No Message - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Thanks, this one is on me - mommy1 Here's to 4,000 posts :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny 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 

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    Could do dwarf pleco's - rubber lips, clowns an albino and a standard bnp
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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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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