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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-24-2014, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Question Stocking for 29G Tall

Hey All,
I picked 4 Red Mollies today,they are 2.5" long.I also have 4
Neon Rosy Barbs about 2" long.They seem to play well together so far.
There are also 4 Zebra Snails doing maintainance.The tank is fully planted and I'm doing co2
More to point,I'm considering on stocking more fish several weeks from
now.What would be a moderate balance for this tank?I do not want to
have it"heavily stocked".Any tips or advice would be appreciated here.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2014, 12:51 AM
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What type of filtration? Rosy Barbs get pretty big — about 4" or larger a piece.
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1) Rosy barbs reach 6" in the wild. Reaching 4" in an aquarium is not uncommon.
2) Mollies will easily grow to 3" in a tank.

For a 29 gallon tank you are already heavily stocked. Check out aqadvisor.com for some additional help in figuring out what will fit into a tank.

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Question Fluval C-3 Filter

Hey All,
Thanks for the responses.I'm using a Fluval C-3 Filter(HOB)
As I understand the above posts,while the tank isn't currently overstocked,
it will become heavily stocked as current fish grow to potential size.My
daughter is very happy with the fish we have,so we're both good with not getting any more fish. Is my current filter up to the task or should I look into getting a more powerful canister?
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You are pretty much maxed out once they get to full size with that filtration and tank stock. You're basically right at 100% capacity.

Upping the filtration would make your life easier, but isn't a necessity IMO.
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