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Old 03-06-2004, 04:58 AM   #1
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Hey guys. For a 30 gallon tank, what would be the recommended initial stocking level? I have checked a few sites that people have posted on here and I got 1 inch per gallon. My tank is fairly heavily planted.

Could I put say, 4 blue rams and 2 sae's in initially?
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Old 03-06-2004, 11:59 AM   #2
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Sounds good to me.
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Yeah, sounds like a good start, just don't let it get like Co-0p City.
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Hi

A heavily planted tank can handle a good sized bio-load from the get go. The plants will eat through that ammonia and the other products of the cycle at a rate.

When I start a new tank and it is heavily planted I usually just put all the fish I want to keep in there at the start. After 8 years of doing it that way I have yet to lose a single fish or detect ammonia or nitrite. I even need to add nitrates so there is none of that either!

The more you see the amazing filters plants are the more you wonder how we ever survived before!!

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