All, I need some advice on my over populated 55g tank. I didn't know that I will over populate it when I added the last two species of fish into my tank.
I need some advice on whether I can keep my current set up, and not give away my fish (I really like them)? If I can, what should I do?
Here are the settings:
55 gallon tank started about 5 weeks ago,
heavily planted (still growing, but doing well) with small gravels.
Tetra EX70 filter and Topfin 60 filter
Finnex Planted+ 24/7 (have 2 of them, currently using only 1)
Heater (not using it)
Here is a current list of fish:
7 guppy adult and 2 fry
13 Neon Tetra
14 Zebra Danio
2 Albino Cory Catfish
2 Green Cory Catfish
4 Twinbar Platy (One of the last added species)
8 Rasbora heteromorpha (The other last added species)
8 Ghost Shrimp
5 Amano Shrimp
12 Red Cherry shrimp
2 small snails
After I bought the fish, I realized I am pretty sure that I over populated my tank, and aqadvisor's calculator show the following:
Your aquarium filtration capacity for above selected species is 121%.
Recommended water change schedule: 38% per week.
Your aquarium stocking level is 116%
It has been 4 days and all water parameter seems to be just fine (under 20 nitrate and 0 nitrite, ammonia and chlorine, soft water ph is between 6.8-7.2)
Any advice would be helpful.