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Thread: My Aquarium's Capacity
04-29-2012, 02:18 PM #1
My Aquarium's Capacity
I'd like to get your input on my aquarium's capacity. I think I'm pretty much at my limit if not over. I'm very satisfied with what I've got, BUT if I were to add more fish, it would be (5) more Albino Tiger Barbs becaues they'd add more color or (1) more Dojo Loach (I lost my 3rd one months ago and never replaced him) to keep my other two company.
Here's what I've got...
(2) Dojo Loaches (approx 5" long at +/-6 years old)
(3) Yoyo Locahes (approx 4" long at +/-6 years old)
(1) Sailfin Pleco (approx 10" at +/-8 years old)
(10) Tiger Barbs (5 regular and 5 green - all juvies)
(2) Firemouth Cichlids (juvies)
My tank is a 75 gallon with a Rena XP3 running. I also just switched from gravel to sand if that makes any difference at all. I try to do weekly water changes of about 25%, but sometimes it turns into every other week and when that happens I do about 30-35%.
04-29-2012, 02:49 PM #2
Doesen't sound like your even close to over stocking... at this time...I dont know how large the Cichlids will get, the barbs stay pretty small.
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04-29-2012, 02:53 PM #3
Thanks! The Firemouths will get to be up to 6-8" mattering on the sex. I THINK I have a male/female, but not 100% sure at this time. :)
04-29-2012, 03:56 PM #4
Your capacity not only depends on your tank size but filter type(s). Use this site to get exact cap AND water change requirements. Also shows if the fish work together (pH, temperature, and temperment.)
04-29-2012, 04:04 PM #5
0Originally Posted by Cermet
04-29-2012, 04:27 PM #6
I think aqadvisor.com.
Its not fully accurate, doesn't take in plants to account.
Still something to work off of tho.Its Phillip, not Origami.
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04-29-2012, 04:37 PM #7
0Originally Posted by MandyH
Here IS the site:
Yes, it does not concern itself about plants (nor should it!) Plants are a bonous and should NEVER be used to determine an average hobbist aquarium load (note average - that's me!)
04-29-2012, 05:06 PM #8
Yes, but should they be counting each percentile if so?
I say you aren't that stocked for 75g.Its Phillip, not Origami.
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04-30-2012, 05:01 PM #9
That's a pretty cool little calculator thing. It seems as though if I were to get the 5 albino tiger barbs and 1 dojo loach, the calculator thinks I'd be overstocked and in need of more filtration. This is what it came back at:
The majority of the warnings that flagged me were about the Firemouths getting agressive if/when they breed. Since I only have two, chances are they won't become a pair if they're even a male/female pair to begin with so I'm not sure if that'll ever become an issue.
I do keep up with my water changes and maintainence so I may still give it a go and just make sure my parameters stay in check. :)
04-30-2012, 05:39 PM #10
Just adding my ideas here, how about bumping your barb school upto 15, but do this by adding 5 albinos, will give it a real cool look and they will all swim together.
I also love khuli loaches, 10 of them in that tank would be cool, they would love your new natural sand aswellMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .