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Old 10-12-2008, 07:43 AM   #1
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pushing the limits of a 29g?

I am in the process of remodeling my 29 gallon, and I have been working with several stock lists. The main thing was to keep my corys and cherry barbs and work with that list, so I have been looking at fish to keep with them without over crowding. So, this is what I am considering...

6 Corys
5 Cherry Barbs
X Zebra Danios

danios seem to like current, and half of the tank is going to have a pretty strong current. I was wondering if 5 or 6 of them would overcrowd the tank.

anyway, the tanks hardware will be as follows:

cannister filter 200+ GPH
Aquaclear 20 over the back filter
Aquaclear 50 powerhead w/ air inlet
Elite 802 air pump w/ dual air stones

the tank will eventually be planted, and it gets a 30% water change once a week.

so, thoughts?
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You will be perfectly fine w/ regards to your bioload with that setup. However, an AC 20 HoB is quite small for a 29g tank. I personally run an AC70 on mine, and I purchased a Rena XP1 this weekend for the tank.
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In my 29 all I had was 7 glowlight tetras and 1 zebra and he pounded them hard. A school of them might act different tho.
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Are cherries the shy ones?
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Are cherries the shy ones?
I believe so
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:42 PM   #6
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Cherry barbs are not shy at all. They are very peaceful and very entertaining. They seem to get overlooked very often, but I love cherry barbs. They are loads of fun to watch dart in between all of my plants as they play with each other. Can't beat their coloration either.
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Petco has a deal on cherrys right now...
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You will be perfectly fine w/ regards to your bioload with that setup. However, an AC 20 HoB is quite small for a 29g tank. I personally run an AC70 on mine, and I purchased a Rena XP1 this weekend for the tank.

yeah, its back up filtration. i will be running a canister filter as well that flows more than a standard over the back filter meant for a 40 gallon tank. so, the set up will have 2 filters, a power head, and two air stones.
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Seems like a good setup. My 29g is filtered by an AC 70 HoB, as well as an undergravel filter powered by a Maxijett 600, and two airstones. I also have a Rena XP1 coming in the mail this week for it ^_^
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i say go for it.
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