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Mirage
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PostPosted: 2006.12.26(Tue)14:31    Post subject: 10g Stocking - Mixed Opinion Reply with quote

I currently have a 10g planted tank with:
3 Albino Cories
8 Glo-Lite Tetras
2 Mystery Snails
(3-5) Baby Mystery Snails

Some people are telling me that I can add a dwarf gourami while others say the bioload will be too much. What do you think?

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PostPosted: 2006.12.26(Tue)14:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it could handle a centerpiece fish. A dwarf should go in fine, just make sure you keep up with maintenence to keep the water quality good.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.26(Tue)15:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

In smaller tanks, I think that since water quality is more vulnerable, overstocking is even more important to be avoided. but if you like dwarf gouramis (and you should), I guess you could still fit it in, as long as you do slightly larger water changes weekly, say at least 35%
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PostPosted: 2006.12.26(Tue)16:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, another question I have is if I should siphon gravel. I have a fully planted tank and I'm afraid that I may destroy the roots of my plants. On the other hand, I'm not sure if it's good for mulm to accumulate on the ground.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.26(Tue)20:56    Post subject: Re: 10g Stocking - Mixed Opinion Reply with quote

Mirage wrote:
I currently have a 10g planted tank with:
3 Albino Cories
8 Glo-Lite Tetras
2 Mystery Snails
(3-5) Baby Mystery Snails

Some people are telling me that I can add a dwarf gourami while others say the bioload will be too much. What do you think?



Your tank looks to be well taken care of, nice setup. I would go ahead and add one as long as water changes/vacuming is done weekly. Just curious what kind of filter do you use, couldn't really see from the pic. How did you cycle it?
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PostPosted: 2006.12.26(Tue)21:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

My filter just hangs off the side of the tank in the back. I'm not really sure what kind it is because my friend just gave it to me used. All I know is that Whisper produces it. I cycled the tank using old filter pads and gravel from my older brothers tank. (3 week cycling period). This tank has been established for a while now and nitrites, nitrates, and ammonia levels are still in control. pH is 7.0 at all times (I check daily)
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)13:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think about the dwarf gourami because mine ate all my plants
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