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is it too much fish for this 90G?

i have 13 rainbow fish
10 rummy nose
8 rasbora heteromorpha
2 Pristella maxillaris
13 oto
4 amano shirmp
1 serpae tetra
1 Congo tetra
1 cardinal tetra
2 columbian tetra
1 Tateurndina ocellicauda
1 Apistogramma agassizii
3 black neon
2 discus
1 Diamond tetra
1 Black Phantom Tetras
1 glo lite tetra
2 yellow panchax
2 black molly

i change 5% water everyday
and heavily planted
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In terms of bioload, I believe you are fine. However, many of the fish you have in the tank do not like being alone.

Discus like being in larger groups, maybe 4 or more. All your tetras are more comfortable in groups of 5 or more. You have a very nice looking tank, and all that plant growth looks like it will certainly help lighten the bioload.

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thank you.but i spend 1 hour everyday for water change.i need to suck up teh debris.to keep the tank clean .
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Where does the debris come from? Have you considered just using a powerhead to sweep the debris into a specific area? It is good that you are doing water changes, I just think you are fine without it.

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i bought a Hydor Koralia Water Circulation Pumps 850gph.but its too strong.and it is huge.5inches long.so i didnt use it.only tried once.then i took it out.the debris from fish poo.
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and now i am fighting with hair algea,i need to remove them everynight with a toothbrush and excel spot treat.just adds 2 molly for this algea.maybe i will get a rosy barb to help.
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Hair algae is a nutrient/light/co2 issue. Please give more information about your tank (i.e. whether or not you fertilize or inject CO2).

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I heard rosey barbs LOVE hair algea....I need to get some for my 5 gallon...BUT i have a male betta in there so he would get ripped apart
EDIT: (here is ALL of my specs)
MY 29G:
--Penguin 200B
--Whisper 10 Airpump
--100W heater
--BIG peice of driftwood
--29G Glass tank (old )
--VERY pretty oak stank (NEW!)
--Glass thermometer reading 77 degrees Fahrenheit
--DIY Co2
--Glass lid with a Black trimmed light (doesnt match tank trim) at 18W...plan to replace with a 65 W light and install moon lights.

For fish:
--5 Danios (3 albino zebras, 2 normal)
--2 angel fish (koi colored)
--6 Neon teras
--5 Glowlight tetras
--1 Bristle nose pleco
--2 (cute) kuhlie loaches
--1 LONG finned MALE black skirt tetra (only one I kept)

and ferts:
Flourish Excel, flourish root tabs, tetra flora pride.....

Plants:
--2 Melon swords
--2 Dwarf sags
--1 Good hornwort
--1 dying hornwort
--1 big water lotus
--rotilla indica
--1 water wisteria (actually, doing GREAT!)
--a few ass. java ferns
--1 Small(er) anaubias "nana"
--2 crypt wendtiis
I DO plan to get more...but not right at the month.

I have smaller tanks but they essentially have the same specs and ferts, etc....except the 10G goldfish tank witch currently has NO plants.
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90G
4x55w t5 8hours
2x55w t5 3hours
water change 5% everyday
3 bps pressurized CO2
i dose twice a week seachem iron,flourish,,N,P,trace.and everyday 2x excel 20ml and 10ml potisium.
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Do you have a drop checker? I highly recommend one for pressurized CO2. What are your nitrate levels? (Believe it or not, this can actually be too low) Hair algae has many causes and is sort of difficult to address.

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i have a drop checker,and it show a slightly yellow,but since the fish and shrimps are fine.so i didnt reduce the co2.and i dont have the nitrate tester,which nitrate tester is good?and if the nitrate is too low,i need to dose more seachem nitrogen?
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