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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-03-2017, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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Question Stocking Advice for 15 Gallon

Hey everyone.

A few months back I started a little 15 gallon planted tank and since then I've put in a few things and I'm not sure if its a good idea to put much more in there. I've consulted a couple online stocking calculators and have gotten mixed results, so what would you say? Too much or too little?

My tank and current stocking is:

AqueonŽ 15 Gallon Column
Dimensions: 13.6"L x 13.8"W x 24.8"H
https://www.petsmart.com/fish/starte...kit-16696.html

6 Ember Tetras
3 Emerald Eye Rasboras
5 Orange Rili Shrimp
3 Amano Shrimp

Too many? Too little? Thanks for letting me know.
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What is your filter? Also try AqAdvisor - Intelligent Freshwater Tropical Fish Aquarium Stocking Calculator and Aquarium Tank/Filter Advisor tends to be a solid guess as to stocking levels. Looks okay stock wise just try and get 5-6 rasboras cuz they want to group. Even with 6 it should be fine with the stock you have as long as you arent underfiltering.

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Yeah I tried using that calculator and it gave me a stocking rate of 91%, So im hesitant to get anything more down the line.


My filter is a QuietFlow LED Pro 20, just the one that came with the kit and it seems to be doing an admirable job.
I do intend to get more Emerald Eye Rasboras but thats all the store had in at the time so I got them.
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My advice is to just get the tetras for now then it'll also help prevent you from overwhelming the tank. Is it cycled? Also the filter itself isnt what i'd call good, passable for a beginner but poor flow overall, my advice is get an aquaclear if you want a HoB or pick up a sponge filter makes your life easier as cartridge filters are usually kinda crappy.

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