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post #1 of 14 Old 10-06-2009, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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I bought yet another tank....

I went to yard sales with my mom this weekend and found a deal I could not pass up. Its a 20 gallon high with the stand and tank for $20.00. My dad and I made a hood for it out of plexiglass and an extra light that I already had. Now I just have to decide what I want to put in it. I was thinking about Cichlids but would like something that would stay on the small side if there are any. Also my ph from what I have studied is not high enough for most of the Cichlids but at my LFS they sale a rock that they say should raise my ph to a good level for these fish. I am just looking right now it will be later this week before I get the filter for it. I have always has tropical community fish and would like to try something different any suggestions on fish will be appreciated.

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post #2 of 14 Old 10-06-2009, 12:29 PM
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A new tank...congrats. A tall tank has less surface area for oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange, so you can't stock it quite as heavily as you could a 20 regular or 20 long. You wouldn't want to keep fish that require a lot of horizontal swimming space. Angel fish look great in tall tanks but a 20 is a tad too small for an angel. I really love the dwarf cichlids but I'm not sure the footprint of a 20 tall offers enough room for more than one. I wonder if a freshwater puffer would work in a tall tank??

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post #3 of 14 Old 10-06-2009, 03:49 PM
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You could put a bunch of dwarf puffers in there!

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post #4 of 14 Old 10-07-2009, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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I call it tall but I mean it is a regular tank. Not a long one it is 24 inches long by about 12 inches wide if I remember right.

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post #5 of 14 Old 10-14-2009, 07:24 PM
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post #6 of 14 Old 10-15-2009, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Herky I have decided to go with Peacock Gudgons (the fish in my avitar), Neon Tetras, and Harlequin Raboras.

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Amanda

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #7 of 14 Old 10-16-2009, 07:00 PM
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awww! u coulda put 2 german blue rams in there, that woulda looked amazing!

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post #8 of 14 Old 10-19-2009, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Yes the German Blue Rams are very pretty but this is going to be a planted tank and German Blues are not readily avaliable here and if I am not mistaken the rams would tear up my plants. But they are pretty fish.

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #9 of 14 Old 10-19-2009, 09:05 PM
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Yes the German Blue Rams are very pretty but this is going to be a planted tank and German Blues are not readily avaliable here and if I am not mistaken the rams would tear up my plants. But they are pretty fish.
I have a Bolivian, a German Blue and a Gold ram in my planted community and they haven't touched any of the plants ... yet. :)
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post #10 of 14 Old 10-19-2009, 09:33 PM
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guppies or platties are wonderful ... oh or dwarf gouramies they would be really cool.....congrats on the new tank :)

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