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bouncybubbles 03-20-2015 11:52 AM

55g stocking check
 
It's a 55g planted community
5 x Boesemans rainbowfish
10 x Cherry barb
8 x kuhli loach
6 x zebra otto
The filters are Aqueon Quietflow 55 and Aqueon Quietflow 30
Aqadvisor says that My filtration capacity is 139% and my stocking level is 94%. So is everything good? Any changes I need to make? Any suggestions for different fish? Thanks!


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bouncybubbles 03-20-2015 12:00 PM

Ok I've changed it a little
6x boesemans rainbowfish
15x cherry barbs
10x kuhli loach
8x zebra oto
Is this still good? Aqadvisor says it's good.


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ImACoolguy 03-20-2015 12:22 PM

Seems fine to me. Just make sure your filtration system can keep up


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Pseudomugil 03-20-2015 04:19 PM

I think you should reduce the otos to 6 and the kuhlis to 6 or 8.

bouncybubbles 03-20-2015 04:47 PM

Ok I wasn't really happy with 15 cherry barbs. It just seemed like too many. So now I'm wanting this
6x boeseman rainbowfish
6x cherry barb
10x kuhli loach
8x otocinclus
9x diamond tetra
This is still ok right?


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Pseudomugil 03-20-2015 06:19 PM

Aqadvisor says that is too much. Even if you only had 6 of everyhing you would still be 100% stocked. Basically you have to drop 1 thing from the list.

bouncybubbles 03-20-2015 07:01 PM

Ok how is this?
5 Boesemans rainbowfish
8 kuhli loach
6 cherry barb
6 oto
6 diamond tetra
Filtration capacity is 126%
Aquarium stocking level is 101%
I am going to have 2 filters
1. Aqueon Quietflow 55
2. Aqueon Quietflow 30
Is this good? I will do weekly 50% water changes.


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ImACoolguy 03-20-2015 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by bouncybubbles (Post 3188180)
Ok how is this?
5 Boesemans rainbowfish
8 kuhli loach
6 cherry barb
6 oto
6 diamond tetra
Filtration capacity is 126%
Aquarium stocking level is 101%
I am going to have 2 filters
1. Aqueon Quietflow 55
2. Aqueon Quietflow 30
Is this good? I will do weekly 50% water changes.


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Filtration capacity is not always accurate. Just watch the tank for a while to make sure it is keeping up. Keep in mind Rainbowfish especially Boesemans are aggressive eaters. You might need to overfeed a little so it will get to your calmer fish like the cherry barbs.


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bouncybubbles 03-20-2015 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImACoolguy (Post 3188200)
Filtration capacity is not always accurate. Just watch the tank for a while to make sure it is keeping up. Keep in mind Rainbowfish especially Boesemans are aggressive eaters. You might need to overfeed a little so it will get to your calmer fish like the cherry barbs.


Caleb

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Ok thanks! 😄


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briseymo 03-20-2015 07:56 PM

AqAdvisor is conservative. If you're an experienced aquarist, you could handle as much as 130 percent stocking level.


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