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I have a 56 litre tank and I would like to set it up and I have a stocking list that I have already thought out so i would like to make sure these fish are compatible so here goes:

 

6 neon tetras (already got 1)

6 black neon tetras (already got 2)

3 guppies (already got 1)

1 dwarf pea puffer (already got one in with baby bristlenose plecos)

and also baby bristlenose plecos until they are a bit bigger how does it sound also 1000lph filtration and also a planted tank

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Hmmm some tetras can be aggressive and if you only keep one puffer, it can also become aggressive towards other fish. Don't know if these kinds you are describing are aggressive or not, but I would look them up and read a bit about them. Also what space requirements they have. Most fish do not do well in such a small tank sadly. Plus you might also need more of some kinds of fish, for them to do well in the tank.

 

I think the bioload if quite big for such a small tank. Especially with plecos - they produce a lot of waste.

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Hmmm some tetras can be aggressive and if you only keep one puffer, it can also become aggressive towards other fish. Don't know if these kinds you are describing are aggressive or not, but I would look them up and read a bit about them. Also what space requirements they have. Most fish do not do well in such a small tank sadly. Plus you might also need more of some kinds of fish, for them to do well in the tank.

 

I think the bioload if quite big for such a small tank. Especially with plecos - they produce a lot of waste.

Thanks for the help I will do some research on the requirements the tank is 2ftx1ftx1ft and also the baby plecos need more space to grow out but I may be able to use a 130 litre tank for this setup :)

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I'd stick with the tetras and not much else. Some shrimp would be a nice addition too. :)

Black neons can be a bit more aggressive than than the regular neons, but they are very similar.

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I'd stick with the tetras and not much else. Some shrimp would be a nice addition too. :)

Black neons can be a bit more aggressive than than the regular neons, but they are very similar.

The only reason I was going to add the black neons and guppies as well is because the angelfish is starting to chase them and that may just be aggression or thinking they are food

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The only reason I was going to add the black neons and guppies as well is because the angelfish is starting to chase them and that may just be aggression or thinking they are food

Poor little things. Of course, mitigating the chasing is important. Moving them elsewhere solves this, as does ensuring the tank they're in is large enough, the inhabitants are well fed and there are lots of places for little fish to relax; then there's rehoming. Honestly, if the smaller fish look stressed, I would put up a tank divider until something permanent can be done.

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The only reason I was going to add the black neons and guppies as well is because the angelfish is starting to chase them and that may just be aggression or thinking they are food

Poor little things. Of course, mitigating the chasing is important. Moving them elsewhere solves this, as does ensuring the tank they're in is large enough, the inhabitants are well fed and there are lots of places for little fish to relax; then there's rehoming. Honestly, if the smaller fish look stressed, I would put up a tank divider until something permanent can be done.

 

I have a 130 litre tank I could use but i can't find any lighting for it because the dimensions are really weird compared to the 130 litre tank that leaked 

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Go for the 130 litre tank! You don't necessarily need a light and they come in all shapes and sizes. How wide is it? I might know a fixture or two. :)

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Go for the 130 litre tank! You don't necessarily need a light and they come in all shapes and sizes. How wide is it? I might know a fixture or two. :)

it is 80cmx35cm (length and width)

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80cm is easy to buy for. Short of hanging a smaller more powerful fixture, a 90cm unit with adjustable legs works well. I take it you're not planning to inject co2, so you don't need a lot of light. I can ask someone I know in the UK that specialises in low tech tanks what he recommends. :)

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80cm is easy to buy for. Short of hanging a smaller more powerful fixture, a 90cm unit with adjustable legs works well. I take it you're not planning to inject co2, so you don't need a lot of light. I can ask someone I know in the UK that specialises in low tech tanks what he recommends. :)

theres also the problem that it is under some stairs so the ceiling is different heights if I go with a hanging fixture and it barely fits under as the tank itself

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I am thinking of making the 130 litre tank heavily planted as i have liquid CO2 and I also have liquid ferts. The stocking so far I think will be this:

 

1 dwarf pea puffer

3 guppies

10 neon tetras

10 black neon tetras

 

The baby bristlenose fry will go in the 56 litre tank in my room to grow out :) any suggestions are welcome

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I have decided to go low tech and buy a light fixture at my lps and order a pack of 100 plants off ebay and see which ones adapt to the low light with liquid ferts and liquid CO2

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Unless you want algae, best avoid that fixture. Something like this would be more suitable, but perhaps still a tad too powerful. Floating plants would help a lot.

http://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/aquarium/aquarium-lighting/aquarium-t5-lighting/90cm-t5-fish-tank-lights-two-tubes-black-or-silver/

Seeing what your local store has might be best. :)

Take your time, get your fixture first and then figure out what plants to get.

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Unless you want algae, best avoid that fixture. Something like this would be more suitable, but perhaps still a tad too powerful. Floating plants would help a lot.

http://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/aquarium/aquarium-lighting/aquarium-t5-lighting/90cm-t5-fish-tank-lights-two-tubes-black-or-silver/

Seeing what your local store has might be best. :)

Take your time, get your fixture first and then figure out what plants to get.

I may still have to go with the 56 litre tank and add less fish as the bristlenoses adult and fry are in 2 tanks and creating way to much filth for the amount of waterchanges I do on those tanks so they may have to go in the 130 litre tank as I can do multiple big waterchanges on that tank easily

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Unless you want algae, best avoid that fixture. Something like this would be more suitable, but perhaps still a tad too powerful. Floating plants would help a lot.

http://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/aquarium/aquarium-lighting/aquarium-t5-lighting/90cm-t5-fish-tank-lights-two-tubes-black-or-silver/

Seeing what your local store has might be best. :)

Take your time, get your fixture first and then figure out what plants to get.

I may still have to go with the 56 litre tank and add less fish as the bristlenoses adult and fry are in 2 tanks and creating way to much filth for the amount of waterchanges I do on those tanks so they may have to go in the 130 litre tank as I can do multiple big waterchanges on that tank easily

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