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  • Posted on: 7/1/2009 8:16
Re: 40 ltr Tropical tank needs bottom feeders/plecos????? #631
well you guessed correctly the advice did indeed come from P@H but they sounded like they knew what they were talking about so go figure they can talk the talk but as for the walk???!!!

as for my comunity i think i have found a new home for my shark my tetras and my guppies so i'm gonna start from just my Betta...... any sugestions?

as foor bottom feeders and general waste eaters would shrimp eat algae from the tank walls??


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  • Posted on: 6/1/2009 15:40
Re: 40 ltr Tropical tank needs bottom feeders/plecos????? #632
my original shopping list i found from several sources on the net was a common plec, betta m/f red tail shark 6-8 guppie, 8-10 tetra. this was based on a 40 ltr tank
i dont at the moment have any algae eaters in the tank i did have a common plec but he got over 6" and that was just to bug all he did was sit on the tank wall and sit still he is now at the local aqua centre awaiting a home that can house him well.! as for the shark the place that i found him the girl who sold me informed me that he will grow no more than 4-4 1/2" in length if it will become over 7" then i'll have to re house him with my friends fishys he has a comunity of sharks in a huge tank almost a whole length of his livingroom. as for the guppy's and tetras they were sold to me by the same shop and was informed that they live well and interact with each other which they are but no information was given about the ph levels and individual requirements. the tetras also seem to be fine with my betta they seem to be swiming around together there is no evidence of any fin nipping the betta looks better and better if thats possible so maybe the tetras can go to a new home also which will leave me with the Betta and the Guppies but i still need algae eaters sugestions?


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  • Posted on: 6/1/2009 15:13
Re: 40 ltr Tropical tank needs bottom feeders/plecos????? #633
no plans as yet to upgrade there apears to be lots of space for all of the fish all seem to be happy and healthy all swimming about the shark does not stop swimming (lack of space maybe if this is the case i have a home he can go to) all fish are eating well every 4 or 5 days on a varied diet of dry flakes, frozen bloodworm, frozen shrimp fry and the Betta loves peas and makes large bubble nestsin a quiet corner compaired to a friend of min's betta. so it never occoured to me that it is over stocked the nitrate levels are stable and low and the ph is about 7-7.5 constanty.

what would you sugest as a happy medium for my tank?????



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  • Posted on: 6/1/2009 14:32
Re: 40 ltr Tropical tank needs bottom feeders/plecos????? #634
ok i have a 40 ltr tank at aprox 22degC - 24degC depending on the room temperature it does not well i have never seen it below 22degC, i have a CT Betta male, 6 Guppys i think 5 Tetra i did have 8 to begin with but some have disapered i have found none belly up eaten hiding (but where). i have a red tail black shark that is verry passive and need some sort of algae eater or bottom feeders to hoover up the crap and eat the green stuff. i have a number of live plants lava rock and drift wood along with a small spungebob. all on corse black/red gravel hope this helps
Darren


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  • Posted on: 6/1/2009 14:20
Re: 40 ltr Tropical tank needs bottom feeders/plecos????? #635
i have contemplated these but idealy i wanted a fish only tank but if i have to go down the snail shrimp route what are the drawbacks ?? shrimp do they get eaten by the larger fish snails do they make a mess?



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  • Posted on: 6/1/2009 13:44
40 ltr Tropical tank needs bottom feeders/plecos????? #636
Beginner wanting advice on pleco species.

i need some bottom of the tank movement, help in cleaning the gravle and any algae growth and debris clean up.

my tank is only 40 ltrs what plecos should i introduce to my tank????????????


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