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Old 03-29-2016, 02:45 PM   #1
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Help with my overpopulated fish tank

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All, I need some advice on my over populated 55g tank. I didn't know that I will over populate it when I added the last two species of fish into my tank.

I need some advice on whether I can keep my current set up, and not give away my fish (I really like them)? If I can, what should I do?

Here are the settings:
55 gallon tank started about 5 weeks ago,
heavily planted (still growing, but doing well) with small gravels.
DIY CO2 injection
Tetra EX70 filter and Topfin 60 filter
Finnex Planted+ 24/7 (have 2 of them, currently using only 1)
Heater (not using it)

Here is a current list of fish:
7 guppy adult and 2 fry
13 Neon Tetra
14 Zebra Danio
2 Albino Cory Catfish
2 Green Cory Catfish
5 Otocinclus
4 Twinbar Platy (One of the last added species)
8 Rasbora heteromorpha (The other last added species)
8 Ghost Shrimp
5 Amano Shrimp
12 Red Cherry shrimp
2 small snails

After I bought the fish, I realized I am pretty sure that I over populated my tank, and aqadvisor's calculator show the following:

Your aquarium filtration capacity for above selected species is 121%.
Recommended water change schedule: 38% per week.
Your aquarium stocking level is 116%

It has been 4 days and all water parameter seems to be just fine (under 20 nitrate and 0 nitrite, ammonia and chlorine, soft water ph is between 6.8-7.2)

Any advice would be helpful.
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:13 PM   #2
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Seriously need help guys!!!!
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:46 PM   #3
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I think ur fine im overstocked on my 40 jus keep up with water changes. Tank looks nice btw

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Old 03-29-2016, 03:49 PM   #4
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I don't see a problem.

Maybe lose the guppies? They will over-populate with no help whatsoever from you.
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:52 PM   #5
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I think guppy emirs are fine for now. The first batch got eaten by the parents. The two remaining are gift from local fish store. I guess I will send out guppies of they start to over populate. But my guess is they will get eaten away fast
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Old 03-29-2016, 06:04 PM   #6
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I'm not quite sure what your question is. Sounds like you know you're overstocked. Are you just looking for someone to tell you thats not the case?
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I do know that I am over stocked. I want to know if I can keep this level of fish, and what should I do in order to remain all my current stocks
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Keep up with water changes

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Are you over-filtered as well? If so, I agree with KingKoopa; keep up on your water changes, wash filter media in dirty tank water when you do a water change, vacuum gravel, and you should be ok.
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I am using two 70gallon filter. Each filter has two carbon bag. I plan to change one of the four carbon bag every two week, and 40% water change every week. I hope that will be enough. What will be the sign for potential problems other than regular water parameter indicators?

Why should I wash filter in dirty tank water?
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