PithyUserName Posted May 24, 2022 Share Posted May 24, 2022 I have one of those oops fishkeeping stories that starts with well-intentioned kids gifts, zero knowledge & quickly dead fish. Feel bad, learn stuff, meet cool people, start again, "accidentally" buy three tanks while learning. You know, that old chestnut. Anyway the 15 gallon attempt number two (with enough knowledge to keep the fish alive for a month and spending a small fortune), has gone really well and the family and I are ready to do something with the other tanks. Here is a list I am keeping and adjusting as I build the built in fish area for the 32 gallon in the living room, and finish remodeling my office to house the 15 and the 2.6. Interested in feedback on the stocking ideas: Fluval Spec 2.6 Gallon Amount Species Common Name Notes 6 Cherry Shrimp Color and interest 1 Olive Nerite Snail Algae 1 Water Sprite In Substrate 2 Java Moss 1 substrate, 1 floating Substrate Spectrastone Fast River Gravel w/ small amounts of Fluval Stratum underneath Hardscape Driftwood, small river rocks Heater Fluval P10 Filtration Spec OE with AqCoop Nano sponge & Ziss water stone Lighting Spec OE light Fertilizer Easy Green Fluval Flex 15 Gallon Amount Species Common Name Notes 1 Honey Gourami Centerpiece 6 Harlequin Rasbosas Small shoaling group 2 to 3 Red Racer Nerite Snails Algae control 3 Albino Cory's Clean up crew 1 Water Sprite Corraled Floater 2 Aponogenton Crispus Background 3 to 6 Anubias Nana Petite Planted in Drifwood 3 Java Moss Foreground Substrate Small amounts of Fluval Stratum strategically burried under Spectrastone Fast River Gravel Hardscape Dark driftwood (Seasoned) & Grey Slate rocks stacked and glued into a cave for quiet time Heater Fluval P50 Filtration Flex OE with biomass in both slots and standard split head, filter floss at intake grills, & Aq Co-op small sponge filter w/Ziss stone Lighitng Flex OE light bar Fertilizer Easy Green Fluval Flex 32.5 Gallon Amount Species Common Name Notes 4 Salt & Pepper (hasbrosas) Cory's 1 large 3 small for ID on Jack's original fish 2 Blue Moon Platy's m&f (maybe we get some frye) 1 Large Mystery Snail Lynde's original snail (big fella) 2 Gold Racer Nerite Snails Amp up algae control with the big fella 6 Zebra Danios hope to school with the Glofish Danios 3 Glofish Danios 1 Purple (Lillie's fish), 2 Blue...just in case shoal splits from Zebras. 1 Water Sprite Corraled floater to propogate other tanks 2 Amazon Sword Background 2 Java Fern Background 4 Java Moss Attach to Driftwood/rocks in Midground 2 Cryptocoryne Lucens Foreground Substrate Spectrastone Special Black with strategically placed Fluval Stratum underneath Hardscape Driftwood, Sponge Bob's House, Large & smooth river stones from yard Heater Fluval M200 Filtration Flex OE with biomass in all slots, filter floss at intake grills, Aq Coop Medium sponge filter w/ziss water stone Lighting Flex OE Aquasky with App Fertilizer Easy Green 6 1 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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