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Old 05-22-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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Hey my name is Daniel I'm currently just getting into fish I have a 45 gallon tank and just started this hobby it's been alot of fun so far hope this site will help me out I have already posted a question I have a 45 gallon tank that I ran a 2 month cycle for and everything was great and now have about 30 fish in there some guppies blue tail tetras Dalmatians Molly's and a few others is this too much ??
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:20 AM   #2
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IMO its too much to fast. Take it slowly when adding stock to allow your bacteria to grow with your bio load.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:08 AM   #3
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No that doesnt sound like too much. You could probably add many more. You can go on a site called 'aquadvisor' and enter in your tank size and the fish you have and it'll tell you if your tank is nearing overstocking. However this site is pretty conservative and you can go over by like, 50% and it probably won't kill your fish if its already up and running. So check out that if you want.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:20 AM   #4
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Welcome wish I could have a big tank like you! I live I a rickety old apartment with wavy hardwood floors that haven't been redone since like the 30's "I'm sure they have they just are beat up " and Im worried about me crushing the beams that support my part of the building its a small one 2 floors and a basement and 4 rooms per floor ... Not trying to cause a collapse
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:22 AM   #5
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IMO its too much to fast. Take it slowly when adding stock to allow your bacteria to grow with your bio load.
I agree ... I don't know much but that's alot of fish but as long as your testing your water and it looks good your fine but its recomended to only add 3-4 fish per week.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:51 AM   #6
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Ok ill have to keep an eye on them. What kinda gravel vacuum do you guys suggest ?
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What do you guys feed your fish some people have told me flakes are fine other suggest blood worms ?
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #8
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Ok ill have to keep an eye on them. What kinda gravel vacuum do you guys suggest ?
There is a battery powered one that vs clean gravel it's by EHEIM but you will still need one for draining water for partial Water changes.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:35 AM   #9
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Hey guys I'm going to clean my tank finally got a gravel cleaner . Should I change my filter too ? My water is a big cloudy I think it's time to your frozen food instead of fish flakes ?
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:40 AM   #10
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Hey guys I'm going to clean my tank finally got a gravel cleaner . Should I change my filter too ? My water is a big cloudy I think it's time to your frozen food instead of fish flakes ?
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You really should have waited, that was pretty fast man!
Ouse flakes, maybe you are over feeding, I only use a pinch for 8 fish
You should change your filter media every 3-4 weeks
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