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AqAdvisor - the new stocking calculator

Discussion in 'Freshwater General Discussion' started by yhbae, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. yhbae

    yhbae Thread Starter New Member

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    That's good to hear. ;)
     
  2. yhbae

    yhbae Thread Starter New Member

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    As I mentioned before, I current do one release every week. For each release, I post a release note as you will see in this post. If you have any requests, please direct them to this thread.

    Thanks!
     
  3. yhbae

    yhbae Thread Starter New Member

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    What's new for 2010 04 18 build:

    - Added Ctenochromis horei.
    - Added Achara Catfish/Marbled Pim (Leiarius marmoratus).
    - Added False Julii Cory (Corydoras trilineatus).
    - Added Mono Sebae (Monodactylus sebae).
    - Added Telmatochromis dhonti.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Neolamprologus Similis has been increased to 20x10.
    - Marked all Otocinclus species as being compatible with Dwarf Puffer.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Flag Tetra has been increased to 20x10.
    - Reassigned Rubberlip pleco as an alias to Rubbernose Pleco.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Otocinclus cocama has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Von Rio Tetra has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Neolamprologus Multifasciatus has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Head and Tail Light Tetra has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Hatchet has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Harlequin Rasbora has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Flame Tetra has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Dwarf Pencilfish has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Black Neon Tetra has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Red Phantom Tetra has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Neon Tetra has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Mosquito Rasbora has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Golden Dwarf Barb has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Rasbora rubrodorsalis has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Swift Rasbora has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Panda Tetra has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Emerald Eye Rasbora has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Endler has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Pygmy Cory has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Dwarf Cory has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Green Neon Tetra has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Espei Rasbora has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Ember Tetra has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Dwarf Rasbora has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Celestial Pearl Danio has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Nana Rasbora has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Microrasbora kubotai has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Honey Blue Eye has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Danio erythromicron has been increased to 20x10.
    - Minimum tank size requirement for Dwarf Livebearer has been increased to 20x10.

    - Fixed a bug: When only 1 kind of species are selected, territorial space calculation was not being reported correctly, hence did not report a warning when too many of the same species were present by themselves. This has been fixed.

    - Added Hydor Prime 10/30 filters.
    - Added All Pond Solutions EF series filters.
    - Added Hagen Fluval G3/G6 filters.

    - Total number of filters in DB has been increased to 303.
    - Total number of tanks in DB has been increased to 83.
    - Total number of species in DB has been increased to 869.

    To access the application, please click on AqAdvisor site.

    If you have any species that are missing in AqAdvisor DB, please let me know!!!

    I have been working hard on the salt water version of AqAdvisor. Initially, it will be somewhat simple and will only feature few species at a time. Hopefully with some help, saltwater species DB will grow as well. I am hoping that the early version will see its light starting next Sunday! I'd like to focus on few species at a time and get the accuracy nailed earlier on. I will continue to develop the freshwater version though - features like support for plants and sumps are still planned.
     
  4. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Active Member

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    I managed to get as far as adding all my critters, then it crashed again =/

    Gratz on the update.
    I hope work on the salt vers. goes well.
     
  5. yhbae

    yhbae Thread Starter New Member

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    Thanks....

    Just out of curiosity, which country are you located? Also, could you do me a favor and try the site on another browser all together? It seem really strange that it fails so miserably on your PC... [icon_e_sad.gif]
     
  6. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics New Member

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    she's down by New Orleans. LA USA.

    I used it and for some reason I am 637% overstocked.......
     
  7. yhbae

    yhbae Thread Starter New Member

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    Ok, so that cannot be the issue. :)

    What you post what you have in your tank? The calculator rarely produces numbers that far off now but there might still be bugs.

    Thanks.
     
  8. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics New Member

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    11 angels
    30+ pangio oblongas
    20ish corydoras
    2 RNP's
    2 SAE;s
    thousands of MTS snails
    6 assassin snails
    36+ neons/cardinals
    4 black neons

    tank is a 52g

    yeah its way overstocked but the filter is for a 175g tank (wet/dry) mag 350, 660R filtered Powerhead and a HOT 250 peat filter.
    water is great no deaths no disease, plenty of spawning.
     
  9. yhbae

    yhbae Thread Starter New Member

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    Yeah I think what you have is a really a heavily stocked tank but you obviously are doing whatever it takes to keep it healthy at the high stocking levels. If a novice keeper posts that stocking plan for that sized tank in most forums, it will draw some serious warnings from experienced keepers. This once again proves that with experience, you can push the envelop further. ;)

    That is one seriously busy looking tank though. :)

    How much water changes are you doing each week and nitrate levels?
     
  10. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Active Member

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    >.>; I'm a guy XD

    lol, see this is what happens when all your friends are girls growing up!!!
     
  11. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics New Member

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    nitrate is low to nill constantly, its heavily heavily planted on top of all the filters.

    Yes I do post it on some forums then make the die hard internet fish keepers all ticked off and stuff, its a blast. I personally have over 20 years experience from single 90g red devil tanks to guppies. now guppies I cant help, they breed to fast to give them better but they are also filtered to the hilt.

    If they breed they are happy, and with all the unplanned breeding going on I say the fish are A-OK.

    I like the calculator, its the best one Ive seen yet and I got my own on my own site. Id like to take that one down and like AQA to it.


    I dont do weekly I do biweekly changes as my RO unit is a 25gpd unit(got a 100gpd on its way) at 50% every 2 weeks, yesterday I sucked them down to 2" of water and filled em back up. I dropped some algae control in my java moss tank and well killed it all so I had to clean that mess(dont go drinking then try to fertilize the plants)


    girl guy, whatever. we need a face/name thread now.
     
  12. yhbae

    yhbae Thread Starter New Member

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    What's new for 2010 04 25 build:

    - Updated the minimum tank size requirement for swordtales to 20x10! I realize this is small given the size of the species, but with a reason. If you want to see the thread that talks about this topic, please PM me, I can provide the link.
    - Silvertip Tetra has been marked as fin nippers.
    - Red Eye Tetra has been marked as fin nippers.
    - Penguin Tetra has been marked as fin nippers.
    - Tiger Barb, Green Tiger Barb and Albino Tiger Barbs have been marked as common shoalers.
    - "Seriously overstocked" warning has been split into two levels and the lower level warning has been toned down.

    - Total number of filters in DB has been increased to 303.
    - Total number of tanks in DB has been increased to 83.
    - Total number of species in DB has been increased to 869.

    To access the application, please click on AqAdvisor site.

    If you have any species that are missing in AqAdvisor DB, please let me know!!!

    New feature: Saltwater version has been released in this release. Initially it will only features 14 species. Please look at the instructions on the application page for requesting new species and reporting incorrect results. Suggestions are also welcome! This release is highly experimental - significant efforts will be spent improving this version of the application.
     
  14. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics New Member

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    Is there a multiple filter choice?
     
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    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    I suggest increasing the filter options to 4 (I've run canisters in combo with hobs in the past and know others that do the same).
     
  16. yhbae

    yhbae Thread Starter New Member

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    By default, you can select 2 filters. By clicking on "Add a filter" link, you can add as many filters as you need. :)
     
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    sorry, was having one of those "special" moments and totally blanked the links out of my visual field :)
     
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    yhbae Thread Starter New Member

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    What's new for 2010 05 02 build:

    - Added Pearl Danio (Danio albolineatus).
    - Added Golden Dwarf Cichlid/Goldeneye Cichlid (Nannacara anomala).
    - Added Purple Spotted Gudgeon (Morgurnda adspersa).
    - Added Empire Gudgeon (Hypseleotris compressa).
    - Added Australian Smelt (Retropinna semoni).
    - Added Red Fin Caudopunk (Neolamprologus Caudopunctatus).
    - Added Neon Blue Cichlid (Paracyprichromis nigripinnis).
    - Added Hunch Backed Limia (Limia nigrofasciata).

    - Updated the size of Puntius sachsii to 3.0 inches.
    - Minimum tank size for Kribensis has been updated to 24x12.
    - Different species of Gouramies have been marked as incompatible to each other.
    - Mouth size of Frontosa has been increased capable of eating 4.5 inch species when fully grown up.
    - Size of female swordtale has been adjusted back to 4 inches (same as the male).

    - Added 30g Oceanic Cube tank dimension.

    - Total number of tanks in DB has been increased to 84.
    - Total number of species in DB has been increased to 878.

    To access the application, please click on AqAdvisor site.

    If you have any freshwater species that are missing in AqAdvisor DB, please let me know!!! If you disagree with any of the results produced by AqAdvisor, please let me know that too.

    If you want to check out the details of the most recent saltwater release (build 2010 04 30), please check out the following thread.
     
  20. yhbae

    yhbae Thread Starter New Member

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    What's new for 2010 05 09 build:

    - This release is really a special edition for Betta (Splenden)! They are a common species for fish keepers but with peculiar compatibility requirement so I want to make sure compatibility is accurately addressed. Basically it is an attempt to address compatibility of betta vs everything else (well, at least a shot at it, I'm sure it will need further adjustments). Please see the long message at the bottom of this post for the details and let me know if any of it sounds inaccurate! Apology in advance for the length of this post.
    - Added Bearded/Checkerboard/Filigree Cory (Scleromystax barbatus).
    - Added Lacerda Cory C015 (Scleromystax lacerdai C015).
    - Added a note to male Betta that they can become stressful under presence of too many shoaling species around it in a small tank.
    - Added Hi Fin Peppered Cory (Scleromystax macropterus).
    - Added Scleromystax prionotos.
    - Size of Dwarf Petricola has been adjusted down to 3.5 inches.
    - Congo Tetra has been marked as a fin nipper.
    - Tiger Loach has been marked as a fin nipper.
    - Aggression for Yoyo Loach has been increased.
    - Dwarf Loach has been marked as a fin nipper.
    - Yoyo Loach has been marked as fin nipper.
    - Bioload factors for larger cories have been increased slightly.

    - Total number of species in DB has been increased to 879.

    To access the application, please click on AqAdvisor site.

    If you have any freshwater species that are missing in AqAdvisor DB, please let me know!!! If you disagree with any of the results produced by AqAdvisor, please let me know that too.

    If you want to check out the details of the most recent saltwater release (build 2010 05 07), please check out the following thread.

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    "A note on betta compatibility. For the male betta (splenden only), I went through a great deal of trouble to identify compatible species in greater depth.
    At a higher level, I have created the following groups:
    - ""Corydoras""
    - ""Large Snail""
    - ""Small Peaceful Loach""
    - ""Small Peaceful Shoaling""
    (I may need to create more groups in the future)
    I've marked Betta male as being incompatible (will recommend user to do further research) with EVERYTHING except these groups. ""Corydoras"" group is self explaning - it contains those species. ""Large Snail"" group contains all snails that are larger than 0.5 inches. Ramshorn is considered small and there are reports that Betta consumes them. ""Small Peaceful Loach"" group contains currently only one family of species - Kuhli Loach family. ""Small Peaceful Shoaling"" group currently contains the following species listed below. They are basically anything that shoals in the mid/upper level, peaceful, under 3 inches, and not fin nippers. If anything here shouldn't belong in this group, PLEASE LET ME KNOW (especially the fin nippers)."

    Species listed under "Small Peaceful Shoaling" group:

    - Allens Rainbowfish
    - Australian Smelt
    - Axelrods Rainbowfish
    - Black Neon Tetra
    - Blackline Rasbora
    - Bleeding Heart Tetra
    - Blind Cave Tetra
    - Bloodfin Tetra
    - Blue Back Blue Eye
    - Blue Emperor Tetra
    - Cairns Rainbowfish
    - Cardinal Tetra
    - Celebes Halfbeak
    - Celebes Rainbowfish
    - Celestial Pearl Danio
    - Checkered Barb
    - Cherry Barb
    - Cherry Spot Rasbora
    - Clown Killifish
    - Danio erythromicron
    - Delicate Blue Eye
    - Diamond Tetra
    - Dwarf Pencilfish
    - Dwarf Rainbowfish
    - Dwarf Rasbora
    - Ember Tetra
    - Emerald Eye Rasbora
    - Emperor Tetra
    - Espei Rasbora
    - Five Banded Barb
    - Flag Tetra
    - Flame Tetra
    - Fly River Rainbowfish
    - Flyspeck Hardyhead
    - Forktail Rainbowfish
    - Furcata Rainbowfish
    - Galaxy Rasbora
    - Gardneri Killifish
    - Garnet Tetra
    - Glass Bloodfin Tetra
    - Glowlight Danio
    - Glowlight Tetra
    - Gold Barb
    - Gold Tetra
    - Golden Barb
    - Golden Dwarf Barb
    - Golden Pencilfish
    - Green Barb
    - Green Fire Tetra
    - Green Neon Tetra
    - Harlequin Rasbora
    - Hatchet
    - Head and Tail Light Tetra
    - Honey Blue Eye
    - Kamaka Rainbowfish
    - Kamaka Rainbowfish
    - Kiunga Blue Eye
    - Lake Eacham Rainbowfish
    - Lake Mbuta Rainbowfish
    - Lampeye Killifish
    - Lemon Tetra
    - Marble Hatchet
    - Melon Barb
    - Microrasbora kubotai
    - Misool Rainbowfish
    - Mosquito Rasbora
    - Nana Rasbora
    - Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish
    - Neon Tetra
    - Odessa Barb
    - Ornate Rainbowfish
    - Ornate Tetra
    - Pacific Blue Eye
    - Panda Tetra
    - Pearl Danio
    - Platinum Hatchet
    - Pygmy Rainbowfish
    - Red Dwarf Rasbora
    - Red Phantom Tetra
    - Redline Rasbora
    - Redstripe Rasbora
    - Redtail Rasbora
    - Redtail Splitfin
    - Rose Danio
    - Rosy Red Minnow
    - Rosy Tetra
    - Ruby Barb
    - Rummynose Rasbora
    - Rummynose Tetra
    - Sawbwa Barb
    - Spotted Blue Eye
    - Spotted Rainbowfish
    - Swift Rasbora
    - Tami River Rainbowfish
    - Threadfin RainbowFish
    - Tiger Danio
    - White Cloud Mountain Minnow
    - Zebra Danio

    Species currently listed under "Small Pleco" group: (any pleco under 5 inches)
    - Albino Bristlenose Pleco
    - Bristlenose Pleco
    - Chocolate Zebra Pleco L270
    - Clown Pleco
    - Flash Pleco
    - Goby Pleco
    - Golden Bristlenose Pleco
    - King Tiger Pleco
    - Mega Clown Pleco L340
    - Pitbull Pleco
    - Rubberlip Pleco
    - Rubbernose Pleco
    - Spotted Rubberlip Pleco L187a
    - Starlight Bristlenose Pleco L183
    - Zebra Pleco

    In summary, it would be greately helpful if you could point out for me:
    - If you find species from the above list that are not safe with Betta splenden with long fins.
    - Point out species that are not talked about in this post but safe with Betta splenden. I have not covered any non-shoaling species so I must have missed something there. So far, I have the following in the list: (African Dwarf Frog, Oto).

    Thank you!