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Old 06-13-2008, 09:36 AM   #11
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Welcome to a fantastic site to get information. And don't worry about doing something wrong - all of us here had to learn about forums at some point in time. I agree with everyone else, check out the material on cycling a tank before you start adding more fish. The question you asked about how many fish can be added to a tank should be placed in the freshwater forums. I say this because not every member checks the Welcome Forum and you would be short changing yourself for the full benefits of knowledge this site has to offer. Make sure you tell us aside from the size of the tank, what filtration is in place, pumps, water parameters, etc.
But for a quick answer, there use to be a rule - 1 inch of fish for every gallon of water present in the tank (the 1 inch should be estimated on the fishes expected adult mature size).

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Old 06-13-2008, 10:26 AM   #12
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Thanks for the Welcome

I have a 46 gallon bowfront that I did a fishless cycle and started stocking about 2 weeks ago. Ammonia = 0 Nitrites = 0 Nitrates = 50(5) and my PH is 7.8 with a KH of 12. I have hard water where I'm at and I run part of my water through a tap water conditioner and everything is good and stable.
I have a Rena XP3 using the spraybar and a Hydor 201 inline heater. Also running a Rena 300 air pump with an airstone. I have artificial plants with some floating ones and some small caves and such. My current stock is as follows: 2 Pearl Gouramis(females I think) 2- Powder blues, 6-Pristella tetras, 5 bronze cories. I'm going to add a Bristlenose pleco this weekend and would like to get 6-8 Harlequin Rasboras after that. I've been doing 10-15% water changes per week and just did one last night. Do you think the Rasboras would crowd things? I'd also like to get 1 more Pearl G.

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Old 06-14-2008, 04:40 PM   #13
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welcome to AA most of us here do 50 % water changes that would be the only thing that I would suggest It really can make a difference when you are fully stocked between sick and uhealthy fish and healthy and happy fish.

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