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post #1 of 8 Old 05-02-2014, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Brand new to this hobby. I purchased an Aqueon 13 gallon aquarium kit - dimension of 24" wide x 8" deep x 16" high.

Looking for recommendatins on type and number of fish for this new aquarium.

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-02-2014, 04:13 PM
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I have that tank and i personally hate the leds tht it comes with. They dont grow plants well and they r soooooo dim. I got a coral life 24in t5 ho light and im goin 2 make it a reef. But even though i hate the light the tanks dimensions r very different, sort of cool though. I had 7 cardinal tetras and a pair of rams in mine. So i would recommend u gt a better light for it if u plan on planting it. Do u plan on planting it??? But for fish i would do a school of some small, fish, (ex. Cardinals, bloodfins, glowlights...ect) then some centerpiece fish like a pair of dwarf cichlids or a betta or somethin like tht. Than a couple ghost shrimp 4 CUC.
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-02-2014, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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I don't plan on planting at this time. Since I am just starting, I want to focus on keeping fish alive.

Did you have any difficulty finding a new light for a tank with these odd dimension?
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-04-2014, 09:08 AM
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what kind of fish do you want
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-04-2014, 05:45 PM
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No not at all. I gt the coral life 24in t5 ho light and its working perfectly. But thats for a reef. So u could just gt any light thats 24in.
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I don't plan on planting at this time. Since I am just starting, I want to focus on keeping fish alive.
Welcome to the forum. That's perfectly understandable - less variables. Well at least to me it is

Since the tank is 24 inches long, you've got a lot more options than the number of gallons would suggest. You can certainly do a school of small fish with a pair of rams like tankman suggested - would be how I would stock it as well.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-06-2014, 10:45 PM
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I would not suggest rams for this tank. I small school would be fine though.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-06-2014, 11:30 PM
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A pair of rams will be fine if u stuff the tank to the max with fake plants and some driftwood and some rocks. Make a lot of territories. If u can buy a proven pair u will be perfectly fine.
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