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Old 10-26-2013, 09:11 PM   #1
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Would I be overstocked?

Let me start by saying that I understand that the AqAdvisor Calculator says it is at 119%. I have read online that they might be very conservative and rate a little high. That being said I have not added this many fish and dont plan on doing so for a few months. Never if feedback says otherwise!

Also, in the next few months I'm planning on adding a sump tank. A 30G possibly,

This is what I have in my tank currently

http://aqadvisor.com/AquStockImage.p...:200909300134:

This is what I want, or something like it. I wanted 2 more, different schools of fish. I also wanted to DG as a centerpiece. My original thought was an angel, but I hear they might try to eat the neons.

http://aqadvisor.com/AquStockImage.p...:200911191421:

I'm thinking about removing the zebras. I'm going to see if my lfs will either buy/give credit for them. I originally got them in my 40 fish buying spree (new to the hobby and unaware) because they were apart of the dollar sale.

Removing the zebras gives me this

http://aqadvisor.com/AquStockImage.p...:200911191421:

I have now come to realize there is more to fish care then what first appears, and that you just might have to spend more than $1 to get the fish that you will enjoy.

Thoughts?
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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Let me start by saying that I understand that the AqAdvisor Calculator says it is at 119%. I have read online that they might be very conservative and rate a little high. That being said I have not added this many fish and dont plan on doing so for a few months. Never if feedback says otherwise!

Also, in the next few months I'm planning on adding a sump tank. A 30G possibly,

This is what I have in my tank currently

http://aqadvisor.com/AquStockImage.p...:200909300134:

This is what I want, or something like it. I wanted 2 more, different schools of fish. I also wanted to DG as a centerpiece. My original thought was an angel, but I hear they might try to eat the neons.

http://aqadvisor.com/AquStockImage.p...:200911191421:

I'm thinking about removing the zebras. I'm going to see if my lfs will either buy/give credit for them. I originally got them in my 40 fish buying spree (new to the hobby and unaware) because they were apart of the dollar sale.

Removing the zebras gives me this

http://aqadvisor.com/AquStockImage.p...:200911191421:

I have now come to realize there is more to fish care then what first appears, and that you just might have to spend more than $1 to get the fish that you will enjoy.

Thoughts?
It's the mollys that stock your tank. Without them you could add so much morez
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Well, I absolutely love my Mollys, just wanted a school or 2 to fill the "gap" so to speak. If I cant add anything too them Ill just have to forget adding anything.

A little upsetting but I cant give them up. 3 of them lived through me adding water and 40 fish all within a week. They then lived through a horrible Ich outbreak.
They are my little troopers and cant get rid of them now lol

Oh well
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Well, I absolutely love my Mollys, just wanted a school or 2 to fill the "gap" so to speak. If I cant add anything too them Ill just have to forget adding anything.

A little upsetting but I cant give them up. 3 of them lived through me adding water and 40 fish all within a week. They then lived through a horrible Ich outbreak.
They are my little troopers and cant get rid of them now lol

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You could add the schools no problem. And instead of a dwarf gourami you could probably do a larger kind of gourami.

I was just telling you that your stocking level is so high because you have so many Molly's.
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Oh!! Well thats the best news Ive gotten all day! Hah

Can I add a larger one? I thought they got too large for my tank. I have a 40g corner.
He wont pick on the smaller fish?
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Oh!! Well thats the best news Ive gotten all day! Hah

Can I add a larger one? I thought they got too large for my tank. I have a 40g corner.
He wont pick on the smaller fish?
A single pearl should be fine.
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What about a honey one? Im looking for a little color here and there. I have mostly black and white fish, the exception being 2 creamsicle mollys and the dark green on my corys.
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What about a honey one? Im looking for a little color here and there. I have mostly black and white fish, the exception being 2 creamsicle mollys and the dark green on my corys.
The Mollies may bully a Honey Gourami. They can be quite pushy. I consider Mollies Semi Aggressive. Not all Mollies, but many can be bullies, esp around food.

I wouldn't add more fish unless you add plants and perhaps a bigger filter. But pushing your tank limits also puts your fish at risk for diseases and other issues. Mollies have a much bigger bioload for their size. Most Livebearers do, messy fish.
Your Cories also aren't Cories, they are Brochis splendens a cousin. They get bigger than most dwarf Cories.

If you want to add more fish consider moving 1/2 the Mollies elsewhere.

Plants can add color and life also
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I actually have plants being shipped to me this week.
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