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post #1 of 14 Old 03-01-2009, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
Talking 20 gallon Stocking!!

Ok, so I found this amazing deal on a 20 gallon tank, and my parents said I can get it! So, I have NO idea what I wanna stock it with..... I'm open to anything! I'd love a variety of ideas! Thanks!

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-01-2009, 04:13 PM
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rummy nosed tetras,wood,plants,shrimp.
butterfly rams.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 14 Old 03-01-2009, 04:20 PM
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Well i think a pair of ram with some cory cat and maybe a pleco would be nice if you plantd the tank heavily and used sand as a substrate.
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post #4 of 14 Old 03-01-2009, 05:13 PM
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Maybe a pair of honey or sparkling gouramis with some sort of schooling fish, tetras maybe. Some nice plants and driftwood. Or a pair of rams (always wanted some of those!) with some schooling fish. Or you could do a species aquarium. Oh wait, you like bettas right? Maybe get some wilds...that would be really neat!

Have you thought of going with live plants? You could get some low-light ones like crypts, anubias, and java fern/moss (that is what I have in my tank and it is growing in well despite having to bleach dip them) and it really shouldn't cost too much. I use flourish excel, API root tabs, and a 15 watt 6700K bulb on my 15 gallon and it is doing well.

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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post #5 of 14 Old 03-01-2009, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
Rummy nose tetras are really cool! How about
~4-5 rummy nose tetras
~ 1 female betta
~ 1 blue ram
~mabe some cories of some sort
~maybe some ghost shrimp?

And maybe some others, I'm not sure what yet.... Or I could go in a complete different way, Idk, I just liked some of the suggestions, so I put them 2gether. I would love a planted tank! The tank I am looking at has a 25 watt bulb. Kim, I LOVE bettas, but i don't think I'd feel right knowing I took them from their natural habitat.

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post #6 of 14 Old 03-02-2009, 07:57 AM
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the bigger the amount of rummys you can have the better they look. :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #7 of 14 Old 03-02-2009, 08:27 AM
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How bout sand substrtae, celestial pearl danios or sparkling gouramis? they are not commonly found in local fish stores but I have had good luck with www.liveaquaria.com And a shoal of five or six pygmy corys. I too recommend easy low light plants such as those already mentionedAnd some driftwood.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #8 of 14 Old 03-02-2009, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
I just got a book on freshwater fish, and WOW! There are sooooooo many options! Do you know anything about ABN?

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post #9 of 14 Old 03-02-2009, 08:14 PM
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Abn?
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post #10 of 14 Old 03-02-2009, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
hehe, I just learned the term yesterday! Albino Bristlenose pleco

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