Stocking a 6 - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-07-2005, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 15
Stocking a 6

I recieved an Eclipse Six as a gift, and am going to go ahead and do a small planted tank. I think I will either breed some cherry shrimp in it or stock 3 panda corys. However, I am still open for suggestions, and since there are very few fish that would fit comfortably in such a small tank I wanted your opinions. Any fish in this tank would only be there for about 6 months. Thanks in advance.

Keith
XJBaylor is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-07-2005, 06:08 AM
Planted Tank VIP
 
GDominy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Victoria,British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 3,449
Why not just have a couple oto's and make the rest of the stock shrimp and decorative snails (like Zebra's)?
GDominy is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 01:29 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Thanks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 830
go ahead and put in three or so ottos, a few shrimp, and some neons. That would look really sweet

You're in my heart, you're in my soul, you'll be my breath should I grow old
Thanks is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 02:03 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Jdinh04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,667
I don't know if this is overstock or not, but I would just put a small school of 4-5 neon tetras and 2-3 otos.

I don't think neon tetras would require much space unless your 6g is somewhat like a jungle then I would go with a different choice.
Jdinh04 is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 02:11 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Aphyosemion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,073
Send a message via Yahoo to Aphyosemion
If you use small fish and shrimp and do a decent job of cycling, you can get a lot in there without much of a problem. My Eclipse 6 has about 30 guppies in there of the common variety, and about a dozen ghost shrimp. It is also planted, though not heavily. The water quality is high enough that I haven't lost a single ghost shrimp and they are kind of sensitive to water conditions.
-Aphyosemion

Two 1 GA desktops, a 5 gallon, a 2.5 gallon, a 10 gallon, a 20 gallon, a 25 gallon, and two 75 gallon tanks, all planted.
I am an expert on algae, so ask me if you have questions. I know how to grow it, just not how to get rid of it.
Aphyosemion is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 03:08 AM
Doesn't like Kool-Aid
 
Momotaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hawthorne, New Jersey
Posts: 10,125
You could do a small group (4-5) Endlers Live Bearers or Ember Tetras.

Mike

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Momotaro is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 03:15 AM
Planted Member
 
badmatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: winnipeg, manitoba, canada
Posts: 255
Send a message via AIM to badmatt Send a message via MSN to badmatt Send a message via Yahoo to badmatt
12 neoon tetras but replace the media with a hagen bio ring or azoo bio rings wroks very well.

Eheim Pimp Club Member #47
125G discus


Other money Pit's
05 GTO- exhaust, tune, intake.
97 Bagged Sonoma - layin frame on 22's
00 GMC Jimmy.... DD stock
badmatt is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by GDominy
Why not just have a couple oto's and make the rest of the stock shrimp and decorative snails (like Zebra's)?
I think I might just do that, but I wonder if that would be overkill (cherries and otos) until I have an outbreak of algae. Endlers isn't a bad idea, at least I could do a few males.

Keith
XJBaylor is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 03:58 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Thanks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 830
would not be overkill at all, just supplement them with a bit of food. endlers sounds good

You're in my heart, you're in my soul, you'll be my breath should I grow old
Thanks is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-13-2005, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 15
Well i traded the eclipse for a Minibow 7 and got it setup yesterday. I decided to stick with a small tank because it fit so well in my room, and couldn't find the fish I wanted locally, which were a pair of German Blue Rams and a pair of bristlenose plecos. Well today I went to two stores looking for some fish for my tank and of course, found a bunch of great looking bristlenose plecos and rams. Oh well...I assume that the rams would not do well in the 7 because there would not be enough room for the female to escape the male if he got aggressive?

Keith
XJBaylor is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome