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|Not sure how to calculate stocking?|
Is my tank already overstocked? It is 29 gallons... I have 2 dojo loaches in there, I'm not sure how to figure them in because they are so weird? They do a lot of cleaning, and even though they are quite long, they dont have very much body mass so I feel like they don't produce as much waste as a normal 5" fish (I understand they have some growing to do but the same applies)... So how do i add this up? I have:
the 2 loaches
2 honey gourami
3 rams (could be moved)
7 cardinal tetras.
how stocked am i? overstocked? do i have some wiggle room? There is driftwood and moderate planting though I intend to plant more.
|Posted 01-Jan-2010 02:46|
Check out this site:
This should help...
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|Posted 01-Jan-2010 04:44|
Stocking can be hard to calculate because of all the variables that confound things. Mass gets at the actual bioload, but it doesn't take into consideration fish behavior that may allow more or less fish to be put in a tank.
I would say you're pretty much at capacity.
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|Posted 01-Jan-2010 23:39|
I think I like the way everything looks in there right now. I was thinking about adding a baby angel and eventually moving the rams but I haven't seen an angel I liked at any LFS around here in months... maybe someday.
|Posted 02-Jan-2010 10:19|
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