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Old 06-14-2010, 07:24 PM   #1 
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Have I overstocked?

I currently have 5 snails (one is really really small), one betta fish, 6 neon tetras, 3 cory cats, and one shrimp in my 10g filtered, heated, and lighted tank. There's also 5 plants. One thing about the snails: they're wild. My dad caught them for me in the marsh (I live in Louisiana). So I'm not sure of their species but I was reading around and learned that "periwinkles" are pretty common snails: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_periwinkle Maybe that's what they are?

I change the water by 50% every week. Should I work on a different cleaning schedule and amount?

So is this too much? I don't plan on adding anymore fish or other little creatures until I upgrade my tank.

And speaking of upgrading, what do you guys I suggest I upgrade to? I was thinking around a 50g or 75g, or is that too much of a leap? :P
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:38 PM   #2 
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just ALWAYs REMEMBER the bigger the better
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:39 PM   #3 
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also i dont think you over stocked because i think its really cool:)
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:40 PM   #4 
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Here's the link to an aquarium stocking calculator so that you can determine for yourself: http://www.aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:14 PM   #5 
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Here's the link to an aquarium stocking calculator so that you can determine for yourself: http://www.aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php
Best tool EVER. I planned out a great community betta tank, which I may do later this year with 5 glo-lite tetras, 3 cory's, 1 betta, 3 ghost shrimp, and a snail. I think that put me at 97% and 20% changes weekly.
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:05 PM   #6 
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Thanks so much Fermin! That really helped :)
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