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Thread: Stocking Advice

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    Hi everyone,

    I am planning on doing a high tech set up which will look similar like this:
    4dc3b4e58882a_zps45d9562d.jpg

    My tap water results are:
    PH:7.4-7.6
    TDS:180
    GH:7
    KH:5

    Tank dimension are:
    60cm x 30cm x 30cm

    Filtration is an APS 1000 LPH external canister filter

    I am currently thinking of stocking the tank with a group of panda cories and a shoal of celestial pearl danios.
    Would this stock be appropriate for the tank?
    If so what numbers could I have?

    If not, what alternatives are there?

    Thanks in advance
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank:2 panda taiwan bee shrimp, 14 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and MTS
    • 15 gallon: 1 Pair German Blue Ram, 9 Harlequin Rasbora, 1 Threadfin Rainbowfish, a lot of cherry shrimp and MTS

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    I would just like to add that CO2 and ferts will probably be added in case that effects the inhabitants.
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank:2 panda taiwan bee shrimp, 14 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and MTS
    • 15 gallon: 1 Pair German Blue Ram, 9 Harlequin Rasbora, 1 Threadfin Rainbowfish, a lot of cherry shrimp and MTS

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    Heck yeah you could do that. Well the CPDs at least. Not sure about a good shoal of pandas in a 13 gallon. Might work. I think you'd do better to get pygmy corys or corydoras habrosus.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Sharring my winnings - steeler58 Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie For being MOTM - steeler58 
    looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly A little late, but congrats MOTM! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on 3,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 A Cory for Mr 3,000 - steeler58 you could be famous! - SeaLady 
    For following through on a dare! - steeler58 For having a big heart and caring :) - steeler58 Have a cup of joe for the good converstion this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    for playing the cory game - cm12setx Congrats on 3,900, they don't have kuhliis, LOL - Slaphppy7 cycled your river tank - cm12setx Congrats on 4,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 Have a "bluegil" for passing 4,000! - steeler58 

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    One thing to think about is that CPDs can be a little timid and that tank doesn't have much cover. So if you are trying to replicate that, they might end up hiding on you a lot.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Thanks for your reply Compass.

    I would like to incorporate some branches at the top of the water which will provide cover, but haven't figured out how without ruining the simplicity I'm trying to achieve.
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank:2 panda taiwan bee shrimp, 14 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and MTS
    • 15 gallon: 1 Pair German Blue Ram, 9 Harlequin Rasbora, 1 Threadfin Rainbowfish, a lot of cherry shrimp and MTS

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    In terms of the CPD's how many would be an adequate shoal without overstocking?
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank:2 panda taiwan bee shrimp, 14 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and MTS
    • 15 gallon: 1 Pair German Blue Ram, 9 Harlequin Rasbora, 1 Threadfin Rainbowfish, a lot of cherry shrimp and MTS

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    Sharring my winnings - steeler58 Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie For being MOTM - steeler58 
    looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly A little late, but congrats MOTM! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on 3,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 A Cory for Mr 3,000 - steeler58 you could be famous! - SeaLady 
    For following through on a dare! - steeler58 For having a big heart and caring :) - steeler58 Have a cup of joe for the good converstion this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    for playing the cory game - cm12setx Congrats on 3,900, they don't have kuhliis, LOL - Slaphppy7 cycled your river tank - cm12setx Congrats on 4,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 Have a "bluegil" for passing 4,000! - steeler58 

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    Kevin and Steeler know their micro fish better than I. I'd say you could get close to 20 in there.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Just looked at the pygmy corys, and I agree that they would be a better option :)
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank:2 panda taiwan bee shrimp, 14 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and MTS
    • 15 gallon: 1 Pair German Blue Ram, 9 Harlequin Rasbora, 1 Threadfin Rainbowfish, a lot of cherry shrimp and MTS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Kevin and Steeler know their micro fish better than I. I'd say you could get close to 20 in there.
    If I could get 20 in, that would look amazing if I get the aquascape right
    • 20 gallon: Posh shrimp tank:2 panda taiwan bee shrimp, 14 F1 hybrid bee shrimps and MTS
    • 15 gallon: 1 Pair German Blue Ram, 9 Harlequin Rasbora, 1 Threadfin Rainbowfish, a lot of cherry shrimp and MTS

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    Sharring my winnings - steeler58 Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny for giving a catfish its first taste of human. - cm12setx pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie For being MOTM - steeler58 
    looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly A little late, but congrats MOTM! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on 3,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 A Cory for Mr 3,000 - steeler58 you could be famous! - SeaLady 
    For following through on a dare! - steeler58 For having a big heart and caring :) - steeler58 Have a cup of joe for the good converstion this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    for playing the cory game - cm12setx Congrats on 3,900, they don't have kuhliis, LOL - Slaphppy7 cycled your river tank - cm12setx Congrats on 4,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 Have a "bluegil" for passing 4,000! - steeler58 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aiden123 View Post
    If I could get 20 in, that would look amazing if I get the aquascape right
    Indeed it would! I've wanted those little guys myself.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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