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candyflossgirl

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Advice on stocking tank.
« on: July 26, 2015, 06:29:01 pm »
Hi.

I currently have a 64L tank that is stocked with 6 Cherry Barbs, 8 neon tetras and 2 dawf gourami's.

Am wondering how near my tank limit I am? As was wanting some glow light tetras and maybe something else larger but unsure of what.

Any advise would be awesome

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    Re: Advice on stocking tank.
    « Reply #1 on: July 26, 2015, 07:48:35 pm »
    Hello candyflossgirl and welcome

    Your tank is approx. 80% full when the fish are adults.
    My only question is what filter do you have?
    This will determine if you have enough filtration to add a few extra small fish.

    Hope it helps
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    Re: Advice on stocking tank.
    « Reply #2 on: July 26, 2015, 08:02:21 pm »
    Welcome to the forum. You can use http://aqadvisor.com/ to give you a guide to stocking levels. It's not perfect but pretty helpful *grin*
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    Re: Advice on stocking tank.
    « Reply #3 on: July 26, 2015, 08:06:15 pm »
    Hello candyflossgirl and welcome

    Your tank is approx. 80% full when the fish are adults.
    My only question is what filter do you have?
    This will determine if you have enough filtration to add a few extra small fish.

    Hope it helps
    Stephen

    Currently I'm using the filter that came with the tank. It's a love fish 64L panorama tank.

    Am going to upgrade to the fluvl u2 though

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    Re: Advice on stocking tank.
    « Reply #4 on: July 26, 2015, 09:00:11 pm »
    How hard is your water? If your water is hard go for a couple of mollies maybe platys, if your water is soft, go for tetras.

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    Re: Advice on stocking tank.
    « Reply #5 on: July 26, 2015, 10:24:39 pm »
    Currently I'm using the filter that came with the tank. It's a love fish 64L panorama tank.

    Am going to upgrade to the fluvl u2 though
    I would suggest that you are potentially at the limit with the built-in filter.
    The Fluval U2 is better but the Fluval U3 is even better, if it will fit in your tank.
    The U3 will be suitable when you upgrade and get a 125L tank .... we call it MTS, multiple tank syndrome. :)

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    Re: Advice on stocking tank.
    « Reply #6 on: July 27, 2015, 10:05:30 am »
    How hard is your water? If your water is hard go for a couple of mollies maybe platys, if your water is soft, go for tetras.
    It's too small for mollies. ;)
    I would say it's too small for anything else top/mid swimming.
    You may get, say 3 or 4 otocinclus, but that depends on your water hardness (they should have soft/neutral water).
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