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Complete My Tank
December 27, 2009
2:17 pm
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JackGillett
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i have an 81cm tank and is stocked nicely, apart form the upper levels, and the open areas.can anyone advise me on some more fish that are confident etc. thank you. also i have 2 boesmani rainbows soon to be joined by 2 more.

December 27, 2009
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Hmm 81 cm might end up being a bit small for adult boesmani. What are the other dimensions and what else is in there Jack?

Edit: just seen your other thread with stocklist. Dimensions would still be useful. :-)

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December 27, 2009
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Hi Jack, I'd have to agree with Matt, I wouldn't keep m. boesmani in less than a 4 ft. tank. Some of the smaller species like m praecox or m. macullochi would be better. Assuming your tank is in the 30 gal range, I'd say you're full without the rainbows. The 2 bristlenose will also be a bit much.

December 27, 2009
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yes i hope to upgrade to a 120cm tank soon. tanksize is heightx lengthx width 46cm x 81cm x 31cm. i made amistake with the rainbows, /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> wrong advise /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> arrrrggghh!

December 28, 2009
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We've all done it Jack! We learn the hard way to research fish requirements before we buy. Still difficult sometimes, avoiding the impulse buy! How are your nitrates? Water change routine??

December 28, 2009
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yeah its so difficult because people say different things and advise different things /wacko.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" /> . my nitrites are around 2.0. my ammonia is 3.5ppm. and my nitrates are around 2.5. i do 25% a week or every 2 weeks. depending on whether im at mums or dads house. i have had no problems with any fish since i set it up 10 months ago. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

December 28, 2009
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Ammonia and nitrItes should both be nil, especially after ten months. Are you using dip strips, or are your test kits still in date?

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December 28, 2009
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how long are the lives of test kits? vthe liquid ones? by the way im just about to do a water change.... its time

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