So I was at the LFS today

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Re: So I was at the LFS today

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sie84 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 18:23 pm
Looks like you are using some sort of program for stocking? Could I ask what it is? Looks like something I could really use 😬
That particular one is the Fish Community Creator Tool

I also use Aqadvisor and for individual lookups Seriously Fish.

Bear in mind that there are differences in the algorithms between the various tools and not everyone may agree as to the results/information such is the joy of the hobby ;o)

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Always sounds like a fairy tale...

'Once upon a time, a fish keeper went to their local fish shop, just to have a quick look. But once there, they were enchanted by a cunning and mighty sorceress / sorcerer* known only as The Fish Shop Person. Under a powerful spell, they accidentally came home with many, many beautiful fish. They mostly lived happily ever after, though in some cases the wife / husband* wasn't too chuffed!'

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Re: So I was at the LFS today

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Problem with "lots" of little fish is you get great movment and great shoaling. But then they group up so the tank can still look a little "empty"

A big shoal of rainbows - that could be impressive

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@Lee_k Part of the problem is that due to space limitations I was stuck with getting a 36" tank.

Ok its 24" deep & 24 " tall but it's still "short" for a lot of species.

Take Silver Dollars, in theory based on capacity I could probably have around 10 of them in there (which would probably look pretty cool until they eat all the plants) but the general advise is they need a 5-6 ft tank rather than a 3ft tank

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Fill it with a 100 Neon tetras! :]
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that would be a nice 83% stocking if I hadn't put so much rock in there lol.

Working on 250l instead of 300l its about 103% ;o)

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mikeyw64 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 21:10 pm
that would be a nice 83% stocking if I hadn't put so much rock in there lol.

Working on 250l instead of 300l its about 103% ;o)
Alright, put 99 instead. :grin:
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lol

140 Embers would be 97% in 250l

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mikeyw64 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 21:19 pm
lol

140 Embers would be 97% in 250l
That would really look something Mikey. :)
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and 1 dwarf Gourami takes me to 99% lol

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