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i have the tank and hopefully the filter next week so i can start it cycling. i was wandering what would be a good way to start to work toward this set up (what and ho to introduce first) and how feasible the fish selection would be as well as how many i could fit with out being in danger of over stocking. (its 190L and i hope to get the jebo 819 or fluval 305 filter next week)
all and any advice very much welcome. thanks!
i guess what im asking is what numbers of each fish would be good and in which order to stock them? and any advice with starting a tank of this size as it is my first.
|Posted 19-Apr-2007 14:40|
As you said its going to be a planted tank, i would be more interested in the plants first. What sort and how many watts of lighting do you have over the tank? For the type of setup you mentioned, you'll be aiming at at least 2.5 watts/g. Plan your aquascape first and get the plants before the fish.
Four angels with a school of larger tetras would be great. Neons could be a bad choice with angels as angels would eat them when the get big. What sort of water do you have there? If its hard and alkaline, i would stay away from discus.
|Posted 23-Apr-2007 08:40|
I would stick with the angelfish/tetra combination. Discus do better in groups of 5 or more, so it may be something you want to think about later down the track if you clear soom room.
Silver dollars tend to eat a lot of plants, particularly the ones with the finer leaves. Probably not the best idea if you are going to have a heavily planted tank.
|Posted 23-Apr-2007 13:05|
8 Corkscrew Val
* 8 Jungle Val
* 8 Contortion Vals
* 5 medium Amazon Sword
* 2 Large Red Rubin Swords
* 2 Anacharis
* 4 Cabomba
* 6 Narrow-leaf Ludwigia
* 2 Medium Ruffle Swords
* 7 potted tennellus Chain Swords
hi cheers for the advice!
with regards to plants i am going to work around the above inventory provided by another member of fishprofiles, i dont have any lights or filter as of yet as i am trying to buy a new item with each pay check. so 2.5WpG =125w of lighting- so 3 x 40W tubes?
also i put in a bid on a fluvel fx5 on ebay not realising how bigger filter it was and nobody else is bidding as of yet...! do you think it will blow everything away in the tank? maybe use a spray bar? or get a different one?
oh yeah and i think i will go for 2 or 4 angels and the tetra option- i have a few black widows to re house (3)- do you think i should get a school of them or a mixture of tetra?
|Posted 23-Apr-2007 14:24|
120W should suffice. Make sure you get lights specifically designed for planted tanks. 6700K lights are the best.
Angels should be put in pairs only if you have a breeding pair. Otherwise, aggression is most likely what u can expect. A group of four will distribute the aggression quite a bit.
I'm not a big fan of black skirt tetras, but if u feel like keeping them, up the school to at least 6. Avoid a "mixture" of tetras, get a biggish school of just one species.
|Posted 23-Apr-2007 14:52|
appreciate the help
|Posted 23-Apr-2007 16:19|
Small Fry with Ketchup
Wait till everythings up an running .
With anysized tank you want to increase the stock gradually. Having the plants established first will of course help out, but we also want to make any changes to the environment slowly to let the biofilter catch up.
Once you've got the plants in, and tank fully cycled, and get a nice big sized school of tetras, and the angels settled I'd move onto some corys. Peppers or albinos are the common variety (ermm back in the states anyway not sure what's common here ). With the smaller sized tank I'd suggest staying with the smaller sized corys (no greens ). After all that's settled and you're sure that your specific setup can handle more fish, then look into getting the rams. I've never had rams myself but from what I've read of others posting here they're sometimes a bit touchy about water quality so you want your tank nicely settled before adding them .
|Posted 24-Apr-2007 00:17|
Lets see, thats a little more than a 50gallon US correct?
I think you would do well with a setup like this:
10x Black/Red Phantom Tetras
6x Black Skirt Tetras
8x Panda Cories or other type of corie or perhaps a small pleco?
I would avoid neons, as Angelfish may eat them when they get bigger
|Posted 24-Apr-2007 18:10|
cool, i reallly like all the ideas guys and cheers babelfish for the advice.
i think i like inklings suggestion the best- how would you go about getting a breeding pair of angels so they dot fight? or is that pot luck?
|Posted 26-Apr-2007 06:32|
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