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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-08-2010, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for advice on fish load

I have a newly cycled planted 29g. I fishless cycled using raw ammonia. It took three weeks to get to no ammonia, no nitrites, low nitrates. Yesterday, I put in my first fish - five gold White Clouds. One didn't make it. I took the body & water sample back to my LFS. Their water check was fine. As the clerk was ringing up my credit, I commented, "See you next Saturday." He replied, "It'll be a zoo." They are having a 40% off all fish sale. My question is can I add only my next planned fish - five albino corys or can I go for the entire planned fish load to take advantage of the sale? Additional planned fish would be 4x Cherry Barbs and possibly 5-8xCardinal Tetras. Plants are doing well & overfiltering with an Eheim 2234. Thanks.
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I personally would feel safe in adding fish, but not the full load, only half.
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Looking for advice on fish load

I would make the corys the last thing you add because in my experience they need and established tank in order to live.

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