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Stocking advice
#1
Hi there, 

I'm hoping to get some feedback om my stocking plan for my recent tank upgrade.

The tank is 200l and has been set up for around 6 months now. Currently contains:
  • 7 ember tetras 
  • 6 cardinal tetras
  • 7 Cory's
  • 1 BN pleco
  • 3 amano shrimp
I'd like to add a school of around 8 rummy nose. Do you think I'd also be able to bulk up the current schools or would that be too full?
I'd generally prefer 2 larger schools but I really like rummynose!

I was also considering adding 6 otos, however I'm not sure if it would be better to increase the Cory's instead. 

Any input would be appreciated Smile
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(22-05-2019, 02:13 PM)DD10 Wrote: Hi there, 

I'm hoping to get some feedback om my stocking plan for my recent tank upgrade.

The tank is 200l and has been set up for around 6 months now. Currently contains:
  • 7 ember tetras 
  • 6 cardinal tetras
  • 7 Cory's
  • 1 BN pleco
  • 3 amano shrimp
I'd like to add a school of around 8 rummy nose. Do you think I'd also be able to bulk up the current schools or would that be too full?
I'd generally prefer 2 larger schools but I really like rummynose!

I was also considering adding 6 otos, however I'm not sure if it would be better to increase the Cory's instead. 

Any input would be appreciated Smile

Welcome to , have a look on the site I will link below, just put your tank dimensions and filtration into the drop down boxes, and the fish you have into the stocking box, and it will calculate your stocking level for you, and a recommended water change requirement.

Hope this helps.

www.aqadvisor.com

Ian.
Juwel Rio 450 LED

14 Rummynose Tetras
12 Glowlight Tetras
15 Cardinal Tetras
5 Red Phantom Tetras
4 Silvertip Tetras
5 Cherry Barbs
1 Pearl Gourami (female)
5 Sterbai Corys
3 Bandit Corys 
1 Panda Corys 
2 Bristlenose Plecs (how many) and  2 babys.
4 Bolivian Rams
10 Lemon Tetras

Tank 87% stocked  Smile
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The amano don't count to the stocking level.

My 350ish litre tank has two schools of 20 rummy's and 20 Kitty's, 6 Cory and 6 Oto and the bioload is negligible. A full week after a water change and the Nitrate is still under 10ppm. If you had 10 cardinals and 10 rummynose with the Cory, Ember and BN then your population would be similar to mine per litre.

What filter you using?
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(22-05-2019, 02:44 PM)wingnut55 Wrote:
(22-05-2019, 02:13 PM)DD10 Wrote: Hi there, 

I'm hoping to get some feedback om my stocking plan for my recent tank upgrade.

The tank is 200l and has been set up for around 6 months now. Currently contains:
  • 7 ember tetras 
  • 6 cardinal tetras
  • 7 Cory's
  • 1 BN pleco
  • 3 amano shrimp
I'd like to add a school of around 8 rummy nose. Do you think I'd also be able to bulk up the current schools or would that be too full?
I'd generally prefer 2 larger schools but I really like rummynose!

I was also considering adding 6 otos, however I'm not sure if it would be better to increase the Cory's instead. 

Any input would be appreciated Smile

Welcome to , have a look on the site I will link below, just put your tank dimensions and filtration into the drop down boxes, and the fish you have into the stocking box, and it will calculate your stocking level for you, and a recommended water change requirement.

Hope this helps.

www.aqadvisor.com

Ian.

Hi Ian, thanks for your response!

I've used aqaadvisor which gives me a stocking level of 92% with 10 of each tetra, 12 corys and the pleco. I've had some people say that seems overstocked so thought I'd get some more opinions on it
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(22-05-2019, 02:57 PM)DD10 Wrote:
(22-05-2019, 02:44 PM)wingnut55 Wrote:
(22-05-2019, 02:13 PM)DD10 Wrote: Hi there, 

I'm hoping to get some feedback om my stocking plan for my recent tank upgrade.

The tank is 200l and has been set up for around 6 months now. Currently contains:
  • 7 ember tetras 
  • 6 cardinal tetras
  • 7 Cory's
  • 1 BN pleco
  • 3 amano shrimp
I'd like to add a school of around 8 rummy nose. Do you think I'd also be able to bulk up the current schools or would that be too full?
I'd generally prefer 2 larger schools but I really like rummynose!

I was also considering adding 6 otos, however I'm not sure if it would be better to increase the Cory's instead. 

Any input would be appreciated Smile

Welcome to , have a look on the site I will link below, just put your tank dimensions and filtration into the drop down boxes, and the fish you have into the stocking box, and it will calculate your stocking level for you, and a recommended water change requirement.

Hope this helps.

www.aqadvisor.com

Ian.

Hi Ian, thanks for your response!

I've used aqaadvisor which gives me a stocking level of 92% with 10 of each tetra, 12 corys and the pleco. I've had some people say that seems overstocked so thought I'd get some more opinions on it

Hi, 92% is quite a high stocking level to be honest, but with a high volume of water changed weekly shouldn't be a problem with good filtration. I like to keep around the 80% stocking level, gives a little wriggle room, but that's just my choice.

Ian.
Juwel Rio 450 LED

14 Rummynose Tetras
12 Glowlight Tetras
15 Cardinal Tetras
5 Red Phantom Tetras
4 Silvertip Tetras
5 Cherry Barbs
1 Pearl Gourami (female)
5 Sterbai Corys
3 Bandit Corys 
1 Panda Corys 
2 Bristlenose Plecs (how many) and  2 babys.
4 Bolivian Rams
10 Lemon Tetras

Tank 87% stocked  Smile
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(22-05-2019, 02:54 PM)Jota Wrote: The amano don't count to the stocking level.

My 350ish litre tank has two schools of 20 rummy's and 20 Kitty's, 6 Cory and 6 Oto and the bioload is negligible. A full week after a water change and the Nitrate is still under 10ppm.  If you had 10 cardinals and 10 rummynose with the Cory, Ember and BN then your population would be similar to mine per litre.

What filter you using?

Thanks for responding. Sounds like I should be OK with all 3 schools then. Would you recommend otos? I haven't kept them before and not sure if I should get some or more corys! 

Filter is All Pond Solutions 1000EF
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welcome to . As said, 92% is pretty high stocking, but with correct water changes and maintenance should be ok.
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(22-05-2019, 03:09 PM)fr499y Wrote: welcome to . As said, 92% is pretty high stocking, but with correct water changes and maintenance should be ok.

Thank you  Smile
Yeah I agree, I can drop the school numbers down slightly to reduce it, I was more concerned about swimming space really
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(22-05-2019, 03:15 PM)DD10 Wrote:
(22-05-2019, 03:09 PM)fr499y Wrote: welcome to . As said, 92% is pretty high stocking, but with correct water changes and maintenance should be ok.

Thank you  Smile
Yeah I agree, I can drop the school numbers down slightly to reduce it, I was more concerned about swimming space really

What is your water hardness may I ask, as most of the fish you have or want prefer softer water. ?

Ian.
Juwel Rio 450 LED

14 Rummynose Tetras
12 Glowlight Tetras
15 Cardinal Tetras
5 Red Phantom Tetras
4 Silvertip Tetras
5 Cherry Barbs
1 Pearl Gourami (female)
5 Sterbai Corys
3 Bandit Corys 
1 Panda Corys 
2 Bristlenose Plecs (how many) and  2 babys.
4 Bolivian Rams
10 Lemon Tetras

Tank 87% stocked  Smile
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(22-05-2019, 03:19 PM)wingnut55 Wrote:
(22-05-2019, 03:15 PM)DD10 Wrote:
(22-05-2019, 03:09 PM)fr499y Wrote: welcome to . As said, 92% is pretty high stocking, but with correct water changes and maintenance should be ok.

Thank you  Smile
Yeah I agree, I can drop the school numbers down slightly to reduce it, I was more concerned about swimming space really

What is your water hardness may I ask, as most of the fish you have or want prefer softer water. ?

Ian.

Can't give an exact figure at the moment, need to do another test. Water in my area is quite soft generally though.
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