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Overstocked? Aqadvisor thinks so?

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by samsss, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. samsss

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    heavily planted tank , 20 gallon hex, wood spiraling up to the surface. Giant Anubias breaking up the bottom /middle. Java mosses atached to the walls-

    Dwarf gourami

    5 sun plates

    1 small rubber lipped pleco

    5 Cory catfish. Aqadvisor has me at 147, with 200 percent over filtration. I have a hob with media and a sponge filter as well. It is 90 percent stocked in a 20 gallon long. There are so many nooks and crannies. The platies are up. The city’s are down. The other two are wild cards. Your thoughts??

     
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    What are the tank dimensions (length x width x height)?

    Hexagonal tanks have a smaller surface area and the fish are more confined and have less swimming room.

    I will say possibly overstocked due to the surface area being too small for cories and platies.
     
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    I have found AqAdvisor to be pretty conservative.
     
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    This tank is overstocked. The five platies on their own need larger tanks than even a regular rectangular 20g. And five cories should have more substrate area.

    As for the pleco, if this is the species Chaestoma milesi it will attain around 5 to 7 inches. This will have a considerable impact on this tank's biology. This fish need a larger tank.
     
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  5. samsss

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    Cory’s have been moved to fifty gallon. Just 5 platies. The rubberlip will get 4.8 and move to the fifty when he is bigger . Platys seem ok at the moment. Tank is broken up and they like to expore
     
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    thank you for the help. Local pet shop is full of crap. my plants are doing well at least...
     

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    Nice tank! You should enter it in the tank of the month contest. I believe deadline is today for April’s contest.
     

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