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Old 01-09-2013, 12:00 AM   #1 
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Is my tank overstocked???

I have a 20 gallon long aquarium with 1 dwarf gourami, 3 Cory cats, a rubberlip an bristle nose pleco, two Mickey Mouse platies, and 5 blood fin tetras. Should I stop here?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:07 AM   #2 
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you're overstocked by 3%

a good website for checking things like this is aqadvisor.com
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:21 AM   #3 
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Just note that Aqadvisor doesn't take into consideration whether your tank has live plants or not.

Keep up with water changes and you should be fine.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:51 AM   #4 
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Yeah that's what I dislike about the website but the rest is great
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:51 AM   #5 
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I think if you have a TON of live plants, I'd add a couple more cories, but if you don't, then i'd stop where you're at.
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you should post a pic lol :D but i would stop there you dont want to totally over stalk your tank
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:23 AM   #7 
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I have some amazon sword and some java fern. I'll invest in some more plants once I get paid Friday :) what plants do well with not a ton of light?
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my water sprites do well
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:21 PM   #9 
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Anacharis and anubias are good plants. Floaters like frogbit and salvinia and duckweed are good too. you may also be able to have wisteria.
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Marimo balls and java moss are also good with low light.
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