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Old 11-11-2004, 10:09 AM   #1
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How many harlequins for a 29g tank?

I am busy settting up my new 29g tank...I am going for the nature aquarium look, with black background, single large piece of driftwood, and some nice green plants. I want to keep a large number of one type of fish, and I want them to school/shoal. I decided on harlequins, but I would like to know how many would be good. I have overstocked before, and don't want to do it again! The filtration is an Aquaclear 200.
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Old 11-11-2004, 10:49 AM   #2
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I'd say 15 or 20, if they are the only fish in there. Should be a lovely display! I really like the idea of a planted tank with a single schooling fish species.
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If in doubt, start with 12, then monitor your ammonia between water changes. If it stays at 0, add 6 more and check again. This should give you an idea. It does sound like a neat idea. Try tar paper for a black background. Its cheap, waterproof and has a flat, slightly textured look.
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I have actually already painted the back and sides of the tank black. looks very nice! I'll start with 10-12 and see how it goes. thanks guys!
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