Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-19-2014, 03:23 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 19
First Thread - How is my stocking so far?

Hello all,

I joined this forum in February, 2014 to search around and get advice on my new hobby! This is the first time I have actually posted! Yeah!

I purchased a SeaClear System II 36 gallon tank in mid March. Got it set up and thanks to Aquarium Advice Forum members, was successful in completing a "fishless nitrogen cycle"! Work exactly like it was described here on AA!

Anyway, the cycle was complete around the first of April, with ammonia and nitrites showing 0 ppm every morning and nitrates around 40ppm.

A partial water change and I began stocking!

So far I have 6 bloodfin tetra's, 2 black skirt tetra's, 2 angels (spp.), and 2 pearl gourami's. Total of 12 fish.

I am wanting to add a few more, but hope you folks can help me out with the species. What do you suggest?

BTW, I have planted a few plants purchased from PETCO, not quite sure what they are. Two appear to be swords, but I am not sure. They seem to be growing OK, but I don't have very intensive lighting. Just a 17w Flouromax (?) T8 24" tube. I have been adding some Flourish excel for carbon and placing root tabs in the gravel every other week.

That reminds me, my substrate is 2 1/2" of fine gravel and 1" of course gravel.

Any other suggestions of medium light plant species that might do well?

Finally, one last question. If anyone has added extra light to the standard fixture that comes with the SeaClear System II, please give me some advice on how you did it. I don't have a lot of room for custom lights, as this is a built in wall tank with access from the closet in the adjoining bedroom. I will post pictures!

Thanks!

__________________

__________________
wyoredman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2014, 05:04 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
jbib1089's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 106
Personally I probably wouldn't add anymore fish. Angels get pretty big and from what I remember the Gourami get pretty big as well. This is really all up to you in the end. You know your tank and the parameters of it better than I do. One thing you can do to keep your levels more in check is to heavily plant it. Even low light plants will help.

What kind of filter are you running on the tank?
__________________
jbib1089 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
stock, stocking

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Am I pushing it too far? stocking question pollex.jaypee Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 0 04-11-2014 12:06 AM
My stocking research so far, looking for suggestions on corals zparticle Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 02-24-2013 06:06 PM
My first tank so far loachman Show Off/Photography 10 04-23-2011 11:41 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×