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Old 05-07-2011, 02:58 AM   #11
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At least. =] We run two AC50s on our 29g, so one AC50 is a bare minimum. You'll end up needing more filtration than you think you will, and to be honest, the more the better.

Plus, an AC50 isn't that much more expensive than an AC30, so might as well make the investment now!

In that size tank, you could do 12-15 mosquito rasboras (or more, even 20), a single male or female dwarf gourami, at least 6 dainty (pygmy) cories, and RCS and snails to your heart's content.
If you read his post, you'd see he's a young kid on a budget .

Unless you have goldies or are way over stocked a single AC50 is fine on a 28g. I have a 37g that's filtered for 110g and a 29g that filters (305 can) for a 75g, but both those tanks have very dirty fish and as you can tell I'm all for over filtration, but even that has limits lol.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:07 AM   #12
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I'd definately recommend the 50, if you can squeeze out the cash Mr. It will provide better water quality for your fish.

I'm very excited for you!
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:26 AM   #13
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If you read his post, you'd see he's a young kid on a budget .

Unless you have goldies or are way over stocked a single AC50 is fine on a 28g. I have a 37g that's filtered for 110g and a 29g that filters (305 can) for a 75g, but both those tanks have very dirty fish and as you can tell I'm all for over filtration, but even that has limits lol.
Totally understand, I've been on a budget too and I know how that feels! =D A single AC50 would be fine. I was just sharing my experience.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:35 AM   #14
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hi guys and thankyou! i havent been on here for a while, just never had the chance, what with exams and everything :/
anyways, thanks for the suggestions!
how does this sound?
12-15 x Mosquito Rasbora
6-8 x Dainty Cories
1 x Male Dwarf/Sparkling Gourami
All the RCS from my 3 gallon (there are about 30 in there ATM), plus any babies that they have
4 x Nerite Snails (2 x Zebra, 2 x Red Spotted).

and yeah, im on a pretty tight budget. that sucks. i figured that for the filter, heater, test kit and light it will cost me approx. £120 with the prices from my LFS, which is about how much i will be getting for my birthday. i might have to get the parents to buy the fish and inverts. teehee.

Thankyou guys! Dan
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:22 PM   #15
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That'll work great. =] Those fish are ideal for the size of aquarium that you have. You can actually do bigger fish than that if you want... or add another large school. Or do 3 sparkling gouramis instead of 1. They don't need to be in 1's like dwarf gouramis.
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Just checking but have you budgeted for the fact the tank comes without a hood?
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:18 AM   #17
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here's a link to a handy fish stocking calculator - AqAdvisor - Intelligent Freshwater Tropical Fish Aquarium Stocking Calculator and Aquarium Tank/Filter Advisor
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Yes I have budgeted for a hood. Thanks for asking though
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That'll work great. =] Those fish are ideal for the size of aquarium that you have. You can actually do bigger fish than that if you want... or add another large school. Or do 3 sparkling gouramis instead of 1. They don't need to be in 1's like dwarf gouramis.
okay thankyou! would i be able to add an extra group of male guppies or is that asking for trouble? i will probably go with the 3 sparkling gouramis too. male or female? or both? thankyou guys

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hi again scrap the guppies, i changed them to celestial pearl danios. would they be any good in my tank?

i put all the info into AqAdvisor.com and it said that the soarkling gourami's may be become too aggressive for the rasbora and cories when they're breeding. would i avoid that by getting all male or all female? it also said that the temperature requirements between CPD and Mosquito Rasbora was too great.. :/ what do you think?

here is the picture from aqadvisor.com. this is with an AquaClear 50 and Hagen Elite Stingray 10. the dimensions aren't exact but i think their is only 1 inch difference

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