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  1. #21

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    0 Not allowed!
    One thing I have found - if you have a lightly stocked tank and more biomedia in your filter(s) than your tank needs, not all of the media will have BB growing on it. The extra biomedia is only helpful if you have a heavily stocked tank and have grown BB on all your biomedia to support the heavy stocking.

    Because I don't have live plants, my tanks are lightly stocked to keep nitrates down. When I used what I thought was seeded biomedia from my 75 gal to set up a QT for the unfortunate glowlight tetras last year, I ended up with a fish-in cycle in the QT. Not anywhere near enough BB on the media I pulled from the 75 gal, which had been up and running for almost 6 months. There's no point in adding extra biomedia unless you have or are adding the stock to support it.
    Last edited by gronlaura; 08-21-2014 at 09:14 PM.
    75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Pearl Gourami, Black Kuhli Loaches, Wild Caught BNP, Mystery Snail
    Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Bloodfin Tetras, Peacock Gudgeon
    10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise

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  2. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Nope, staying in sponge land.

    1. it keeps the shrimp that live in the filter from getting chopped
    2. sponges and floss keep a lot of the crap in the filter instead of spitting it back in and clogging my spraybar
    3. Any additional nitrates are welcome in my tank.
    Me, too. I prefer my biomedia and tank to stay clean and any gunk in the bottom of the filter, not in with the biomedia or in the tank.
    Last edited by gronlaura; 08-21-2014 at 09:21 PM.
    75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Pearl Gourami, Black Kuhli Loaches, Wild Caught BNP, Mystery Snail
    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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    1 Not allowed!
    Well, I'm planning on adding 6 Cory's to the my 29g. I'm not sure what my stocking level is currently considered with 8 emperor and 6 cardinal tetra. Medium? Heavy? If the Cory's push me into the heavy category, I may need more bio media as my tank is only moderately planted. Or more plants I suppose.
    50g - planted, no fishies yet
    29g - planted w/Emperor & Cardinal Tetra and Ottos
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

  4. #24

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    1 Not allowed!
    You could add 6 corys, no problem, as long as you have good filtration
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  5. #25

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    2 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    You could add 6 corys, no problem, as long as you have good filtration
    If the filter is an Eheim 2215 classic, the filtration should be more than enough.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

    “Never miss a good chance to shut up.” - Will Rogers

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    Oh, apologies. The EHEIM is for a new tank setup. I will be adding the corys to an existing tank that is running both a Fluval C4 and an AC70.
    50g - planted, no fishies yet
    29g - planted w/Emperor & Cardinal Tetra and Ottos
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

  7. #27

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    What size is the tank?
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

    “Never miss a good chance to shut up.” - Will Rogers

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    The tank is 29g
    50g - planted, no fishies yet
    29g - planted w/Emperor & Cardinal Tetra and Ottos
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    What size is the tank?
    Quote Originally Posted by bcarrot View Post
    The tank is 29g
    Six Cory's will be fine :)
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    Ha, I think we are losing sight of what the issue was. Would it be wise to remove my filter pads so I can add more bio media when I add the 6 corys to the 29g? Are the corys bumping me up into the heavy bioload range (yet safe), thus benefiting from more bio media?
    50g - planted, no fishies yet
    29g - planted w/Emperor & Cardinal Tetra and Ottos
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

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