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Dan's first tank

Post by Danmassey » Tue Dec 03, 2019 17:11 pm

Hi guys
So my 200 L tank has been ticking over for a couple of months now, currently with 4 rummy nose tetras, 4 otos and 5 corys (pandas and trilineatus).

My plan is to get another 4 or 6 rn tetras, then at some point a small group or pair of opal or dwarf gouramis. From there other fish on the wish list include a pair of apistos and lyretail killifish.
Just posting here to get any views on this mix of fish and how fully stocked it would be considered?
Thanks in advance
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Post by Annie » Tue Dec 03, 2019 17:17 pm

It’s looking great, you could always check your stocking levels on this site
aqadvisor.com
Just fill in all the relevant details , tank size, filter etc, then you can search for the fish you already have, you can put the common name, add those and it will give a percentage of stock, also any issues, such as filtration needs or clash of fish. It’s not a precise science but a good guide, most go for about 85% stock.
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Re: Dan's first tank

Post by Danmassey » Tue Dec 03, 2019 18:25 pm

Thanks - just did that and got very confused- couldn't get my stock level over 20%! Then realised I'd used inches instead of cm... I'll have a play now I've got the right dimensions!
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Re: Dan's first tank

Post by Annie » Tue Dec 03, 2019 19:18 pm

Haha, yes it takes a bit of messing about but worth it ;)

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Re: Dan's first tank

Post by Sixo » Tue Dec 03, 2019 19:40 pm

Nice setup! Love the rock in the middle.

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Post by Gingerlove05 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 19:53 pm

I’d be weary mixing gourami and apistos, they can both be a bit territorial so if there isnt enough room they can have a go at each other. So i would go one or the other.
Not sure about the killifish though

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Re: Dan's first tank

Post by plankton » Tue Dec 03, 2019 20:25 pm

You have all cooler water fish except the rummies.
You are then going to add more warmer water fish like gourami......
Er, I would have a rethink about where you want to go with the tank. ;)
You do need more corys, 5 of each (panda and tril) would be better for them.
(Sorry to rain on your parade, but the fish come first :) )

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Re: Dan's first tank

Post by Danmassey » Thu Dec 05, 2019 19:30 pm

Don't apologise! Wouldn't post here if I didn't want advice!

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