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Is my tank Over stocked?


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I have a few live plants, java fern and a floating plant that I cant remeber the name of but I have never had live plants before so just wanted to start with a few, I have an internal filter that helpfully has no brand or anything on it. I do water changes weekly about 20-30%.

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Do you test your water for ammonia, nitrate and nitrite?

This is a basic test kit available from all LFS and is a must. This will answer your question. You might be able to even cut down on wc.....maybe.

Ps. Take in a sample from the tank, BEFORE you do a wc, to your LFS and they should be able to test it for you.

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You could check www.aquadvisor.com There's a calculator that checks if you're overstocked - but it needs to know filtration (guesstimate it by using a surrogate brand filter with equivalent flow rate). Might give you the answer you need.

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