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post #21 of 24 Old 05-23-2011, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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I'll be giving things away to his brother soon. My hornwort is doing the exact opposite of falling apart. I had to cut it so it would stay where I wanted it. It when from less than baseball sized to being at least softball sized in a month. So would you just not do a filter in the 20 at all?

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I'll be giving things away to his brother soon. My hornwort is doing the exact opposite of falling apart. I had to cut it so it would stay where I wanted it. It when from less than baseball sized to being at least softball sized in a month. So would you just not do a filter in the 20 at all?
I like filters in tanks. I tried a 10g without, after a few months bought a sponge. Water is much clearer.

I was just re-thinking the fish. I might suggest just one group. Looking at my 20g tall, i can't really see two groups of 7 of the medium tetra. A group of 7 of the rasbora, with 4-5 corys, would be lovely. And a group of 5 sparkling gourami. And for some more colour, you could look at one of the "dwarf" species with these, say Ember Tetra. Or Dario dario, these really are beautiful fish.

I also missed the Lamp Eye, which i assume is the same as our Beacon Tetra. These are a bit too active for a 20g, and they get large.

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To be honesty cories are the only fish I'd think about paying that much for with as little experience as I have now. I've found a place online where I could get 6 panda cories for $15 plus shipping. Are the gold barbs petco has on their website a variety like the cherry barb? I'd prefer the non-substrate fish to be brightly colored or sparkly in some way. Also, would there still be room for a mystery snail or ghost shrimp as I'm not sure you mean whether there wouldn't be swimming room or if the tank would just be completely stocked.

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To be honesty cories are the only fish I'd think about paying that much for with as little experience as I have now. I've found a place online where I could get 6 panda cories for $15 plus shipping. Are the gold barbs petco has on their website a variety like the cherry barb? I'd prefer the non-substrate fish to be brightly colored or sparkly in some way. Also, would there still be room for a mystery snail or ghost shrimp as I'm not sure you mean whether there wouldn't be swimming room or if the tank would just be completely stocked.
Gold Barb is a different fish, larger and not suited; we call it the Golden Barb, see profile.

Panda corys are ironically one of the most sensitive of the cory species. Make sure the tank is well established before they are added. I have lost a lot of these over the years, mainly due to introducing them to un-established tanks. I've had a trio for 2 years now, the longest yet for this species with me, though one of them died last week, no idea why.

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