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Fish load and planted tanks
I know this may seem a little off topic, but considering that this it the
repository of all available knowledge about planted tanks, I could think of
no better place to ask my question.
I have a 75-gallon HEAVILY PLANTED tank with 160 watts of standard T-12
fluorescent light, into which I introduce a standard regimen of PMDD and
pressurized CO2. I am wondering how many cardinal tetras I could keep in
this tank. Conventional wisdom (?) says 1 inch of fish per gallon. Wouldn't
the accpetable load be higher in a healthy, heavily planted tank? I figure
it should be pretty easy to maintain 100 of these beautiful fish, even with
a couple of other small fish to keep them company.
I realize that with all of the plants is may get a little crowded, so I may
not actually go with that many fish. The eco-system should be able to
handle the load, even if I have to decrease the PMDD and CO2 additions.
Any one care to comment?
dguynn at nwol_net
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