07-28-2012, 05:56 AM #1
Time to add some stock! 40gal breeder
I've had my 40gal breeder set up now for about 8 months now. Things have been going great-minus a few sad deaths. But here is the current stock.
7 Silver Tip Tetras (had 10-but 3 bad ones in the batch)
2 Male Guppies-not buying anymore guppies-local petco has the worst guppy's i've ever seen. fish come in on fridays, and near half their guppies die by sunday)
2 Male Swords
1 Male Electric Blue Ram (Had another-but the male bullied the other to death)
1 Dwarf Gourami-the pig/bully of the tank
1 BN Pleco
The tank gets 25-40% PWC weekly (pending how energetic I am )
Filters: 2 HOB MarineLand Penguin 200 filters.
Kept at 82deg (We have been in a 60day dry spell of 90+ deg temps... ugh)-but fish are happy as can be in that temp!
Highly planted -still working on getting the plants to grow like crazy.
So I'm wanting to add the following stock:
5 Silver Tip tetras (for a grand total of 12)
6 Cory's-not sure which kind the petco has. (other lfs doesn't have this fish)
With these Additions-Aqadvisor says the tank is at 73% stocking.
Would I be okay/have a happy community tank? up the tetra's to 15? 20?
I'm going to go look at petco tomorrow to see which cory's are available.
Thoughts/comments/concerns? I'm open to anything/everything.
(oh, while at petco tomorrow-i'll more than likely get stuff for a QT tank-realize i've probably been really lucky with my direct adds-and with the tank being solid now-i dont wanna risk it---so i'll get a 5/10gal pending price)
07-28-2012, 08:56 AM #2
Silvertips are nice tetras, I would say get them upto 15 BUT IMO 25% PWC aint big/good enough on any tank. Unless you icrease them to regular weekly changes of 50-75% would leave your stock as is.
What's the filters rated upto? Like G'sMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
07-28-2012, 01:23 PM #3
I just took the amount of water out that would still keep the filters running.lol. I can do 50% min pwc weekly easy!
And I believe each filter does 200gal/hr, so total of 400. They give the tank a decent current that my fish seem to enjoy
07-28-2012, 05:02 PM #4
Just got back from petco with more tetra's.
But they were out of stock for their cory cats.
The only ones available there were 3 emerald green cory cats.
I wasn't to keen on their color and held off to do more research.
Butttttt my local petco went allll out on new fish.
they had a freshwater eel, electric blue rams, green spotted puffer, gold spotted pleco, discus, silver dollars.
It was crazy to see that amount of new fish!
Prior to this-they just had the norm community: swords, platys, multiple tetras, assorted cichlids.
So big change.