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Thread: zxtuner's 29Gal

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    Default zxtuner's 29Gal

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    Long story short after losing a stock of neon tetra's during cycling I decided to pick up some ammonia and do a fishless cycle.

    well day one:

    Ammonia: 4ppm
    Nitrites: 0ppm
    Nitrates:5ppm (unsure why)
    Current temp: 82F

    I am going to be testing daily because I am going log things daily into a spreadsheet then put everything into a neat little graph.

    Thanks all I will keep this updated with progress.

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    The stocking list for this venture is hopefully going to be

    12 fivebanded barbs
    6 bronze corys (unless someone can give another variation that looks good)
    1 center piece fish (GBR/BR, Gourami or something else)
    10 Cherry/ghost shrimp
    Last edited by zxtuner; 09-22-2011 at 04:42 PM.

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    Do you plan to plant this tank? What kind of filtration do you currently have? Please post pics when you're ready ... I'd love to see them ...

    -- mermaidwannabe
    20 gal. high: planted; 7 white cloud minnows, several RCS, 2 blue shrimp, 5 Amano shrimp, several snails; Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 6 rosy barbs, 6 yellow glofish, 3 red glofish, 3 zebra danios, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 dojo loaches, 6 crimson spot rainbow fish, 12 large Amano Shrimp, several snails; AC110.

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    It is a 29gal and there are currently plants in the tank. I have a few amazon swords, some anacaris (sp?) and a Java Fern i think is what it is called.

    the filtration is a Aquaclear 70 with sponge and two bags of biomax. I was advised by someone here I can't recall who to take out the charcole and throw in another bag of biomax.

    I will try to post pics this weekend. I am currently looking for a T5 light set up so my plants can have more light.

    Current params:

    4+ppm ammoina
    0ppm nitrite
    0ppm nitrate
    temp 82F
    pH atleast 6 maybe lower

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    Definitely ditch the charcoal. A healthy tank does not need it.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    At this point I have finalized the stocking list for now.

    15 fivebanded barbs
    6 leopard corys
    10 cherry shrimp
    1 krib for a centerpeice fish.

    Now does anyone see an issue keeping all this in a 29gal?

    I used aqadvisor and it's saying i am 115% stocked

    with 50% water changes each week I should be able to manage.

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    The krib might eat your shrimp...

    I have panda corys, have you seen them? They are adorable!! They're about the same size as the leopard corys, but have markings like a panda.
    Planted 55 G w/ Harlequin Rasboras, Panda Cories, Honey Sunset Gouramis, and RCS

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    I was looking at those also but I think I like the markings on the Leopard more. To bad different corys don't school together.

    honestly if the krib does that's fine. I might skip the cherry shrimp and just add ghost shrimp then they become cheap snack and lets the krib hunt.
    Last edited by zxtuner; 09-23-2011 at 05:22 PM.

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    This is my 29gal. I know it's still pretty bare but I figure while I am waiting I can figure out how I want everything set up.

    This is a link to my account where you can see the pics. They won't upload for some reason.
    Last edited by zxtuner; 09-26-2011 at 03:49 AM.

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    I don't know if I am able to upload pics :(
    Last edited by zxtuner; 09-27-2011 at 01:03 AM.

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