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Old 01-31-2018, 07:48 AM   #1
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Planning for a future tank

Ive been keeping a betta in a 5.5g tank for the past 2 months and Im dying for more fish so MTS kicks in hard and Im aiming to get a 29g tank as my next tank. I choose this size as its the biggest I can fit in my somewhat cramped bedroom. One question I have that I just cant seem to find a direct answer to this question. Can I keep 1 apistogramma (debating between agassazi fire red and borelli opal) and 1 bolivian ram together? I expect them to fight here and there for territory but could it get worse than that? Last thing I want is for them to outright kill each other. Other than that thinking 6-8 Congo Tetras and 5-7 Corydoras (really want panda). As far as equipment goes Aquaclear 50 or 70 (whichever is more recommended), 100-150w heater, 30" Finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED. Substrate will be sand not sure what to get.

My water parameters on my betta tank is 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 5ppm Nitrate. 7.8 ph hardness is unknown have to buy the api gh/kh test online. Thoughts, advice? I have lots of time doing this around august - october.
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I think the congos will really get too big for a 29.There are many other tetras that will work though.
I am the not Bolivian ram guy but I think you could get away with them and an Apisto.
Maybe even pairs of both if you give each a territory in opposite back corners..
The cories are going to be the bottom distraction /pest IMO to the Apisto and rams.
A fast tetra is needed to avoid the Apistos..
If not for breeding pencil fish are good with Apisto. They stay small and many say they are safe with fry.. I found different but they got along with the Apistos and were fast...
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Not interested in breeding plus with pairs if they do breed they get even more defensive so I am avoiding that. Whats wrong with congos in a 29g? 6-8 should have plenty of swimming space they are only 2.75"-3". I have my heart set on these guys cause I love their appearance and they are very hardy fish from what Ive read. No interest in pencil fish personally.
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If it's the foot print you can do a 37g. They have the same foot print as the 29
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Yeah but 29g I can get through dollar per gallon sale 36g bf costs way more and never on sale during dpg.
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not the bf the 36g bow front the rectangle 37g it should be in gallon sale
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foot print is 30x12 same at the 29
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Well anyway went to a really nice LFS today and saw all sorts of fish. Really liking odessa barbs right now, super active fish with a really nice unique look.
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Odessa are a better fit IMO. The males are striking.
Aqadvisor is a site that can help you with stocking.
Just input tank size and filter then add fish you like .
It offers feed back on many things.
Not 'gospel' but pretty handy for quick reference.
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Yeah Im very aware of aqadvisor and the MTS ideas it has put on me lol. How many odessa barbs would you recommend?
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