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Old 01-31-2014, 12:03 AM   #1
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am i stocked?

I have a 55 gallon tank with the following stock.

2 bosemanis
1 trifisciata rainbow
1 leopard ctenepoma
5 lemon tetras
8 black skirt tetras
1 bn pleco.

I will most likely be adding more rainbows to finish my school and perhaps an angelfish in the future. He is is my 29 at the moment. I know its not ideal hence why I'd like to move but I need to make sure that his internal parasites are long gone.

Am I stocked should I add more. Suggestions.
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I think you could add a little more to your schools.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:42 AM   #3
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aqadvisor.com will help you see how stocked you are. It's super easy to use and takes into account tank size, filter type, and fish temperament. I use it a lot!
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Good luck with your tank, and seriously try out that stocking tool!
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What filter do you have?
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I have an aqua clear 70.
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The leopard ctenepoma is a predator and grows to about 6" and at that size can eat anything under 4". So considering that could add a couple more medium/large rainbows but I would get some bottom dwelling fish. 5 stritia botia would be nice. You could also get a bolivian ram. You could think about moving the tetras to the 29g, and adding the angel, ram, and botias.
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I checked out aquadvisor and my current stocking is 73% and 129% for filtration.

I also ran the numbers if I added the angel, 3 additional rainbows, and a pair of german blue rams. 111% stocking 73 % filtration. Not great

I also tried without the lemon tetras, 102% stocking, 82 % Filtration. Decent.

Prior to purchasing my leopard ctenepoma I did discover that since the black skirt tetra is just as high as it is long the ctenepoma may not be able to eat it in the future. So I figure that if move the lemon tetras to my 29 I should be okay. Should I add an additional filter. I was considering a fluval 406 a little while back, but find them a little pricey.

If I am to move the angel to the 55 and the lemon tetras to my 29. Do you guys have any stocking suggestions for the 29? Will lemon tetras eat cherry shrimp?

I have an ac 30 and a fluval c3 on the 29 so that should be plenty of filtration.
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Remember too that aqadvisor uses to max size of the fish. So those estimations are as if all the fish in the tank reach the expected max size, a lot of the time that dosent happen. So I still think you would be fine. Extra filtration never hurts but I dont think you need it. The lemons shouldnt bother the shrimp.
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I checked out aquadvisor and my current stocking is 73% and 129% for filtration.

I also ran the numbers if I added the angel, 3 additional rainbows, and a pair of german blue rams. 111% stocking 73 % filtration. Not great

I also tried without the lemon tetras, 102% stocking, 82 % Filtration. Decent.

Prior to purchasing my leopard ctenepoma I did discover that since the black skirt tetra is just as high as it is long the ctenepoma may not be able to eat it in the future. So I figure that if move the lemon tetras to my 29 I should be okay. Should I add an additional filter. I was considering a fluval 406 a little while back, but find them a little pricey.

If I am to move the angel to the 55 and the lemon tetras to my 29. Do you guys have any stocking suggestions for the 29? Will lemon tetras eat cherry shrimp?

I have an ac 30 and a fluval c3 on the 29 so that should be plenty of filtration.
It's perfectly safe to go above 100% stocking on a tank. I would try to avoid going over 150% however. The filtration capacity on aqadvisor is also a number that can be safely ignored. If you have an appripriately sized filter for your tank you will be fine.
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