What's new

Stocking a 50g tank

austin duke

New Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2019
Messages
7
Reaction score
0
Just got a 50g tank and don't know what to stock, thinking about a darker sand and a treasure theme, is there anything wrong with Golden gaorimi, silver dollar fish(gold and silver coins theme) and a larger white bichir, (white protector) if so can I have a suggestion what to think about insted
 

Byron

Member
Joined
Feb 25, 2009
Messages
10,989
Reaction score
1,626
Location
CA
Welcome to TFF.

First thing is to pin down your water parameters; do you know the GH (general or total hardness) and pH of your source (tap) water?

Second, what are the tank dimensions?

Gold gourami has some issues, as indeed do Silver Dollars. But I'll wait for the above data before getting into this.
 
OP
A

austin duke

New Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2019
Messages
7
Reaction score
0
Welcome to TFF.

First thing is to pin down your water parameters; do you know the GH (general or total hardness) and pH of your source (tap) water?

Second, what are the tank dimensions?

Gold gourami has some issues, as indeed do Silver Dollars. But I'll wait for the above data before getting into this.
I do not know, I do have testing stuff coming in too to weekly log everything. all I got from my water company was this graph aswell
 

Attachments

Byron

Member
Joined
Feb 25, 2009
Messages
10,989
Reaction score
1,626
Location
CA
I do not know, I do have testing stuff coming in too to weekly log everything. all I got from my water company was this graph aswell
They are more interested in contaminants (naturally), so perhaps you could call them? Make sure you get the number and their unit of measurement (degrees G, degrees Clark, ppm, mg/l, or whatever).
 
OP
A

austin duke

New Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2019
Messages
7
Reaction score
0
They are more interested in contaminants (naturally), so perhaps you could call them? Make sure you get the number and their unit of measurement (degrees G, degrees Clark, ppm, mg/l, or whatever).
I will tommorrow I guess, they closed 15 min ago
 
OP
A

austin duke

New Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2019
Messages
7
Reaction score
0
They are more interested in contaminants (naturally), so perhaps you could call them? Make sure you get the number and their unit of measurement (degrees G, degrees Clark, ppm, mg/l, or whatever).
Actually called up a guy close by and asked him to do a test for me and he said his tap was pH 7.69 and GH 205
 

Byron

Member
Joined
Feb 25, 2009
Messages
10,989
Reaction score
1,626
Location
CA
Actually called up a guy close by and asked him to do a test for me and he said his tap was pH 7.69 and GH 205
The GH of 205, what unit of measurement? It is unlikely to be dGH so presumably it is mg/l or ppm (these two are the same) which would equate to 11 dGH. Moderately hard water.
 
OP
A

austin duke

New Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2019
Messages
7
Reaction score
0
The GH of 205, what unit of measurement? It is unlikely to be dGH so presumably it is mg/l or ppm (these two are the same) which would equate to 11 dGH. Moderately hard water.
Correct
 
Top