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post #1 of 5 Old 12-11-2013, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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New to the forum but I'm not exactly new to fish keeping; my planted 20 gal high has been cycled and well established for nearly 2 years now (and I went through a 1 and 5 gallon before that). And I just got my M.S. in marine science....with a fisheries lab-based project.

I just moved to a new apartment and I lost a couple older fish and my ADF (he was with me for over 5 years, good long life) shortly before hand.

The tank is doing well with the new source water; my 3 peppered Corys and 4 cardinal tetras are doing well. But it seems I'm understocked and can have some fun with new fishes!

Any suggestions on new species to add?
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-12-2013, 08:56 AM
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Welcome to the forum!!!!

maybe a few more pepper cories and cardinals? they do like to be in a bigger school ^___^
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-12-2013, 09:44 AM
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That would be my suggestion too, and then pick something as your centerpiece fish, such as a ram or a DG or something.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-12-2013, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the good suggestions. I was definitely thinking about getting a DG at some point but adding some more tetras will probably make the one's I have a little happier (not that the ones I have are sad, they school around the tank all the time).

let's see if I can figure out how to attach a pic of my tank....think I got it...
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-16-2013, 06:38 AM
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hello and warm welcome
nice tanků.and i'm with the others on the suggestion.

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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