Introduction & stocking help

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15 Apr 2019 21:50 #1 by Josh96 (Josh O Moore)
Hi everyone just thought I'd introduce myself just recently getting back into fish keeping as many years ago I had just kept common goldfish nothing else.

Recently bought an 80L aquarium nothing huge but not too small either.. Totally new to the tropical side of things, have black soil as my substrate, 3 live plants, big rock in the middle and Gf800 corner filter that came with the aquarium. Got an eheim 100w heater and eheim 200 air pump with 2 bubble stones. Not sure if I should get another filter maybe a canister one? Or do I have enough with what I have so far..

Will upload pictures during the week.

Anyone got any suggestions to what tropical fish would go well in my tank? Its been cycling almost 2 weeks so won't be putting fish in for another couple of weeks.

Thanks,
Josh.

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16 Apr 2019 10:45 #2 by Dihanio (Paulie Hanlon)
Tell us what you like and we can help you from there.

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16 Apr 2019 16:17 #3 by Josh96 (Josh O Moore)

Dihanio (Paulie Hanlon) wrote: Tell us what you like and we can help you from there.


Hi Paulie thanks for the message.

I really like Guppys, Neon tetras, Dwarf Gourami and also really like the angelfish..

Any help would be appreciated.

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16 Apr 2019 21:06 #4 by Josh96 (Josh O Moore)
Also maybe a little algae eater or a snail

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19 Apr 2019 12:30 #5 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Hi josh,

I keep all of them in my tank, and nothing has gone wrong yet! So they should be okay together.

My view on snails......
With most snails, once you have them, you can’t get rid of them.
So I don’t have them and don’t want them. Because of this I am careful where I get plants, as they are easy to get by accident.
You can add them later if you really want some, but can’t remake them if you didn’t.

I would rather have a few small plecos (again ask before you buy what they are, as most babies look the same and then become 1 foot monsters no one wants) and algae eaters.(again many Siamese algae eaters are sold as such, but are not!)

I will also add, buy what you like the look of.
I may get shot down by saying this, but most tropical fish do get on with each other, they are breed to have calmer temperaments.
Of course there are a few exceptions as to water quality and the such. Eg Discus fish.
Now if it was salt water, then that’s another story!

Anyway, hope that helps. Well done for letting you tank cycle before you stock fish. Keep feeding the tank with fish food to build up the filter.
And be careful not to overstock when you do start buying!

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