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Old 04-25-2013, 12:58 PM   #41
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Threadfin rainbows are really cool and would do well in a 29, could do a small school of them
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #42
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Ok, will my rams get big enough to be a centerpiece?
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:22 PM   #43
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For a 29 gal, certainly.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:23 PM   #44
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I would say only an even number of thread fins

Ex. 3males 3 females or 2 males 2females
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #45
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What do you mean, like only two males or only two females?
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #46
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For a 29 gal, certainly.
Ok, awesome! Now I have something very interesting to say
I was desperate to put my fish in, so I went to my LFS for some advice, they said add this, and your ammonia and nitrites would disappear, then, add your fish tomorrow, I tested my water today, and I couldn't believe it, nothing, NOTHING! I went ahead and added a zebra danio that was in my 55 gallon, he is doing great!
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:17 PM   #47
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Here is my new stock
2 German blue rams
4 Cory catfish
5 neon tetras
5 zebra danios
2 bn plecos
One black mystery snail
Three ghost catfish
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:26 PM   #48
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IDK, I m pretty new at all this but that seems like alot of bodies in a 29g. And what was your nitrate level?
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Ok, I'm getting rid of the ghost catfish and adding ghost shrimp
My nitrate was 6
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:39 PM   #50
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What were your levels before the safe start?? The bottled bacteria are very hit or miss, I've had some small successes with a couple brands and some haven't. There's too many factors to say if one bottle is good and another isn't, they haves to be shipped and stored properly to have any effect at all. Bottled bacteria can help aid in a cycle but I wouldn't depend on it completely. If you add a small group of hardy fish like I said before and closely monitor your parameters than everything hopefully will go well, having a few fish do okay for a couple days doesn't mean you can dump your whole stock in though. Remember test daily and WC any time the ammonia or nitrite are above .25ppm. Once you have a good BB colony then add another small group of the fish you've chosen(like 3) then monitor levels and WC again, do this until you've completed your stock list.
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My ammonia was 3
I'm only going to go get 4 zebra danios so I can have a group of 5, than I'm going to wait a week, and add my GBR's, then my neons, then the cories, then the shrimp, then the plecos, and then the snail
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My ammonia was 3
I'm only going to go get 4 zebra danios so I can have a group of 5, than I'm going to wait a week, and add my GBR's, then my neons, then the cories, then the shrimp, then the plecos, and then the snail
The GBRs should really be added last. I would do the danios like you said, but don't just assume a week, follow the fish in cycling method after every addition, so if your parameters aren't 0-0 and minimal nitrates the wait longer. Patience is key
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Ok, I'll yes test water after each addition
Right now my conditions are perfect, can I add my danios and maybe my cories, or just the danios?
Why shoul I add the GBRs' last?
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Ok, I'll yes test water after each addition
Right now my conditions are perfect, can I add my danios and maybe my cories, or just the danios?
Why shoul I add the GBRs' last?
Because they tend to be very sensitive
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Good looking tank nice fish selection
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Ok, I'll add them last, can I add 4 danios and 3 small Cory cats?
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Good looking tank nice fish selection
Thank you
It was a bit harder for me to get it done, I have been saving up for about more than 2 months, so very excited
Thank you
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Ok, I'll add them last, can I add 4 danios and 3 small Cory cats?
I would add just the danios, they'll be the hardiest and like I said before try to only add 3 maybe four fish at a time so your BB can catch up
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Ok, will do
Can I add just two Cory's, it's because I have one in a 55 gallon that is alone, and to my understanding they need company, so I need the danios and at least one Cory to go with the other one
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Ok, will do
Can I add just two Cory's, it's because I have one in a 55 gallon that is alone, and to my understanding they need company, so I need the danios and at least one Cory to go with the other one
I think the Cory would be fine for a a week or couple more in the 55, but you can do what you want, it will only make it easier for you if you take it slow
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