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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Stocking 29g planted

Hey all, I have a moderately planted tank that has finished cycling and is stocked with 1 orange thick lipped gourami, 1 gold balloon ram, 3 oto cats, and 5 white clouds. Im trying to decide weather to remove the white clouds for something a little neater and was interested in Cory's but don't want to overstalk. Stocking suggestions? Additional info: eco complete substrate, zoo meds dual t-5 lighting, liquid ferts/co2, quiet flow 30 filter running layer of floss, matrix, and purigen. Levels consistently 0,0,0. Confirmed by lfs
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 04:38 PM
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Look into the requirements of each fish that you have now and ask if they are compatible with each other. When you see that they are not remove the fish you do not like and get fish that are compatible with the conditions you can offer.

What size will it grow to?
What is the optimum temperature, and the acceptable range?
What is the optimum GH?
Do the fish have a preference for more or less water movement?

Test your tank for the mineral levels (GH, KH, pH, TDS) and make sure your fish are appropriate for these conditions.

A planted tank should not show 0 ppm nitrate. This suggests that the plants are on the edge of nitrogen deficiency. I keep my tanks between 5-10 ppm NO3, and do not worry if it is as high as 20 ppm. Any tank that consistently drops below 5 ppm gets some nitrogen fertilizer.
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