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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-31-2006, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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OK I used to be on this site a lot when I was going through hell trying to raise discus and a planted tank together and I was a rookie at discus and plants LOL didn't work out so well LOL
So now i'm back again with A LOT smaller labratory for experiment. I'm gonna use a 29 gallon tank and I have some basic knowledge from before about low tech and high tech and so on. The light i'm using is a 65 watt Compact Flourescent which gives me just over 2 watts per gallon, ohh and the bulb is a 6700K. I have 100% seachem flourite gravel and will be leaving it like that. I'm not gonna be adding CO2 cause I want to keep it simple with some small community fish like some tiger barbs and rams or something like that. Now the tank is cycled and ready to go and I have 7 cories and 2 bristlenose plecos in there now keeping the tank going. Now with 65 watts over a 29 gallon can I grow practicly anything??? like amazon swords and dwarf grass and so on??? I'm keeping the cories and plecos in there they won't effect plants will they???? any fish that are recomended for good plantd tank fish ????? are my tiger barbs and rams a good choice????Any temps that plants grow best in???
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I always thought Tiger barbs were hostile tankmates (not sure). I wouldn't worry about the plecos and corys.

But I would suggest Co2 injection...a simple and cost effective DIY rig perhaps

And read this http://rexgrigg.com
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Quick word on Tiger barbs:
If you are going to use tiger barbs, get at least 6 or more to cut back on the aggression. But, I noticed mine have been picking and decimating my Limnophilia Aromatica, and my hornwort. All the new growth has been picked clean.
Also, you can pretty much say goodbye to having any shrimp in that tank.

If you are going to have plants like swords, and crypts, they should be fine. YMMV, but I also had them with "more aggressive" community tank fish.

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I agree with ADRIAN .I had 12 tiger barbs in a 100 gal community tank and after a few months had to remove them to another tank because they were harassing their tank mates all the time they are just bullies.
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I wouldnt recommend plecos in a planted 29 gallon. I had a bad experience with plecos and plants in my 29 gallon. My pleco keept on uprooting my plants and destroying them. I think if you get some kind of small pleco it might work but a common pleco will not be very suitable for a planted 29 gallon.
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I love Tiger Barbs, but my experience has been that if you start with a dozen the more dominant will soon have the number reduced to about 6 and then the most dominant will reduce that to one, and that one will die from being lonesome. I suggest, also, that you consider using Excel for a carbon source for the plants. I used it for awhile, and the dosage for a 29 galloon tank really isn't very much, so it is affordable.

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i have tiger barbs and i love them. there are 5 in my tank. they occasionally snatch up a ghost shrimp, but at 12 cents a piece, that's what they're there for.

i would not recommend plecos unless you're willing to blanche some veggies and feed them fairly often.


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