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Old 06-28-2012, 04:03 AM   #1
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Stocking a 29 planted


Hi there everyone I have been looking at planted tanks and have fallen in love with some of the aquascapes. I currently have a 55g saltwater reef that is thriving. However, I am new to the planted tanks and stocking them. Is this sufficient as far as a stock list? ...Thoughts?

FISH:
5 Neon Tetra
3 X-Ray Pristella Tetra
5 Zebra Danio
3 Cory Cats
2 Harlequin Rasbora
1 Praecox Rainbow

INVERTEBRATES:
2 Amano Shrimp
2 Snails


PLANTS:
Amazon Sword
Dwarf Hairgrass
Chilensis
Hornwort
Micro Sword
Wisteria


Thanks.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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The fish that you have chosen are all schooling/shoaling fish that do better in groups. I would recommend fewer species and larger numbers. I would suggest

6 Praecox OR Pristella OR Zebra danio
6-8 Neons OR Harlequins
6-8 smaller cory cats (pandas are a good choice)

Just a suggestion.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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+1. They look ever so much more striking in large numbers and one or two groups only.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:25 AM   #4
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After further research I decided maybe to go with something like this...

6 Neon Tetra
5 Congo Tetra
3 Zebra Danio

...I know the congos are a little bigger, but if this was my stocklist would this be ok? I have taken interest in the congo tetras. Thanks for the replies as well.
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After further research I decided maybe to go with something like this...

6 Neon Tetra
5 Congo Tetra
3 Zebra Danio

...I know the congos are a little bigger, but if this was my stocklist would this be ok? I have taken interest in the congo tetras. Thanks for the replies as well.
i'd not, i'd pick two of those and do larger groups. 8 and 8 would be good. i think you can have more than fourteen of that size fish in your tank, use this to check: http://aqadvisor.com/
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