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Old 10-03-2011, 08:30 PM   #31
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Im little confused by your reply, are you saying if I only put rainbow fish alone, or JUST rainbowfish with threadfin or furcatas?
No, I mean those are the only rainbows you could get for a 29 gallon, maybe Gertude rainbows and a few others I'm forgetting. All others get too big and active for 29 gallons.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:09 AM   #32
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Ah I got you now. My water already smells like aquarium water, im thinking that 10 gallon filter already packed with BB is doing pretty well. And it got cloudy yestarday and today its clearer but im still watching waiting.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:17 AM   #33
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heres a picture of it all set up
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:50 PM   #34
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that is totally fine but I do question your taste in decor! j/k

is that an in-tank filter? if so you may want to consider an airator before adding too much more fish. I dont use one myself, but doesnt look like your tank has much waterflow. you are fine right now, though.

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just wanted to note, if you ever see all your fish at the top of the water, it means they are gasping for air.
or eating lunch.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:46 PM   #35
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that is totally fine but I do question your taste in decor! j/k

is that an in-tank filter? if so you may want to consider an airator before adding too much more fish. I dont use one myself, but doesnt look like your tank has much waterflow. you are fine right now, though.

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just wanted to note, if you ever see all your fish at the top of the water, it means they are gasping for air.
or eating lunch.
yes, its a canister filter but I have a cascading 20-30 gallon on the other side. The canister was in my frog tank and is packed with BB. I added water from the 10 gallon to the 29 and everything is well. The current is actually pretty good, you cant see it in the photo. Thanks for the concern, the other intake tube is clear its right above the center coral just to its left.

As for the fish at the top gasping, im aware of that, but then again the water flow leads to the gasping for air, thus you not seeing the intake tube. Take another look and see if you can see it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:49 AM   #36
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After some time of planning heres my tank as of now, due to the urgent planting from the delivery in the cold, early xmas present. This is my tank planted.

Current stock-
6 harlequin rasboras
1 coral red platy
1 tiger platy
1 sunburst platy
3 blue platys - 1 male 2 females 1 baby
1 Baby silver molly
1 Betta
1 opaline gourami
1 Bosemans rainbow fish
1 dwarf rainbow fish
2 swords male female
4 guppys 2 male 2 female
1 ghost catfish

I realized im about full capacity. I have other tanks Im starting to breed in. about 31 baby green cobra guppys. Soon to have pineapple sword tails and blue platys. Maybe even blue V tail guppys. Flying V's to me.
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After some time of planning heres my tank as of now, due to the urgent planting from the delivery in the cold, early xmas present. This is my tank planted.

Current stock-
6 harlequin rasboras
1 coral red platy
1 tiger platy
1 sunburst platy
3 blue platys - 1 male 2 females 1 baby
1 Baby silver molly
1 Betta
1 opaline gourami
1 Bosemans rainbow fish
1 dwarf rainbow fish
2 swords male female
4 guppys 2 male 2 female
1 ghost catfish

I realized im about full capacity. I have other tanks Im starting to breed in. about 31 baby green cobra guppys. Soon to have pineapple sword tails and blue platys. Maybe even blue V tail guppys. Flying V's to me.
Your tank is EXTREMLY overstocked. You have 7 platys/mollys which is a crazy bioload. Not to mention the sword tails and opaline gourami. You really need to rehome half that list
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this is a 29 gallon high not a 10 gallon like the post says. I keep up water changes and do spot vacuums when needed. My ammonia never gets above .25 which is ok for a steady bb food supply. Tanks been up for a good while and was seeded immediately. Havent lost a fish yet and none appear to be under signs of any ailments besides a little algae on the walls and no aggression.
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this is a 29 gallon high not a 10 gallon like the post says. I keep up water changes and do spot vacuums when needed. My ammonia never gets above .25 which is ok for a steady bb food supply. Tanks been up for a good while and was seeded immediately. Havent lost a fish yet and none appear to be under signs of any ailments besides a little algae on the walls and no aggression.
Even for a 29 its overstocked. What you dont know is that mollies and platys have huge bioloads, and those alone stock the tank
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After some time of planning heres my tank as of now, due to the urgent planting from the delivery in the cold, early xmas present. This is my tank planted.

Current stock-
6 harlequin rasboras
1 coral red platy
1 tiger platy
1 sunburst platy
3 blue platys - 1 male 2 females 1 baby
1 Baby silver molly
1 Betta
1 opaline gourami
1 Bosemans rainbow fish
1 dwarf rainbow fish
2 swords male female
4 guppys 2 male 2 female
1 ghost catfish
It's not the best setup, but it's not the worst either.
-Your boesmani rainbowfish will outgrow the tank.
-If this dwarf rainbow fish is melanotaenia praecox (praecox rainbow) it'll outgrow the tank too.
-That's quite a bit of platies and swords. What's your filtration and water change schedule?
-Betta/gourami/guppy combo is sort of bad news. Your betta and gourami could get extremely aggressive toward each other and your betta may mistake your guppies for rival males because of their same long finnage and colorful patterns on them.

Until we know your water change schedule, filtration, and nitrate concentration, there is no definite answer to if this is overstocked or not bioload wise.
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