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« on: July 30, 2013, 04:55:31 AM »

Hey all, I'm starting to get my aquabridge sorted today as got my powerhead and once the temperature between the two tanks is close then I'll get the tubing together to form the bridges.
Decided the longer tank will have both the powerhead and filter to provide a stronger current in there for the hillstreams and the tubing will provide water movement in the other tank, but I don't think it'll be half as powerful.
Are there any fish I could put in the smaller tank? It's 12gallons but has the 20gallon in addition as well as the tubing. I'm thinking something that can cope with both slow and fast currents so it can dip in and out of the two tanks. My assumption is that the loaches will spend most of their time in the longer tank because of the current but after the tank has matured more and there's some algae in there.
I was thinking of mountain minnows but am unsure if they'd cope with the river part of the setup.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 05:46:50 AM »

Okay, I think minnows would be fine there as read up they do come from rivers so should be fine with the other tank also.
There will be 5 hillstream loaches, 3 males and 2 females. What is the maximum number of minnows I could get so they'd have adequate swimming space?
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 07:34:29 AM »

They are really small.... you are talking about 32 gallons, so I'd say go with a dozen of them.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 07:45:30 AM »

Yeah, a dozen could work. There's a picture of the tanks together (first attempt) in the DIY section Karen.
I could put them in either, at the moment the smaller tank has the greatest current.
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 08:16:02 AM »

Won't matter which one you put them in, they will be in both!

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 08:35:16 AM »

Aha! That's if they bother using the tubing!
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 07:23:50 AM »

Just a thought, as these tanks are in my bedroom I could therefore get something like zebra danios? Not until I've created the river system in the longer tank though. But how many danios max could go in? I'd rather more than 6.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 07:55:21 PM »

With the white clouds, or instead of the white clouds?

I'd start with 10, but they are using both tanks, up that to 14+
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2013, 02:21:19 AM »

Instead of the white clouds. They'll have a really good strong current to swim against too.
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2013, 05:52:39 AM »

The white clouds are much more colorful, personally I would stick with them.

I have both in my 125, the white clouds are far more entertaining.
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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2013, 06:29:10 AM »

You've convinced me then Smiley . Will stick to the white clouds.
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2013, 10:07:10 PM »

Okay, I think minnows would be fine there as read up they do come from rivers so should be fine with the other tank also.
There will be 5 hillstream loaches, 3 males and 2 females. What is the maximum number of minnows I could get so they'd have adequate swimming space?
Probably about 10-13 would be fine.
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