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Capra 07-17-2012 08:31 AM

what fish can i put in a 20 gallon tank
ok so i jsut got a new 20 gallon tank i have had it running for a day now and i was just wondering if the fish i have listed below will be fine in the tank i have a 20 gallon topfin tank with a 100 watt heater a power filter 20 topfin as well and a 24" flou bulb i have bight white rocks and right now three things in the tank and large hut and mid person thing and a small hut i plan on getting a large tree to go over the small hut the fish i want to get are as follows

6 Tiger barbs
1 Krib(the most common one)
1 Bristtlemose catfish

Capra 07-17-2012 08:36 AM

update I have a tank that is tall not long and I plan on putting the tiger barbs in first before anything else and I will not do that until 07/19/12

Tazman 07-17-2012 08:40 AM

Do not add any fish until the cycle is complete.

You can read up on cycling methods here. Using fish to cycle a tank is NOT recommended as it causes unnecessary stress and may shorten the fishes lifespan.

All those fish would work for your tank. The pleco would do well with a piece of Driftwood though.

Tazman 07-17-2012 08:43 AM

Thread edited to remove link to duplicate posting. I will delete your other post which is identical to this one.

Capra 07-17-2012 08:46 AM

ok thanks and how long of a time frame am I looking at for the cycle and i do not really plan and putting those fish in that soon i was just hoping i could

Tazman 07-17-2012 09:17 AM

6-8 weeks.

Capra 07-17-2012 09:25 AM

ok so i planing on using the fish-less cycle with the Shrimp in a pantyhose and doing water test what once or three times a week

Capra 07-17-2012 09:53 AM

and are there any other ways to get the bad chems out of the tank like drops or something that will let me put my fish in sooner then 6-8 weeks

Varkolak 07-17-2012 02:49 PM

Add plants and skip the entire cycling process, if you have the plants using the ammonia and nitrate then you can put fish in immediately but you have to have the lighting for it. Anacharis, hornwort, duckweed, dwarf water lettuce, water sprite, pennywort, java moss, java fern, and anubias plants are all good low light tank plants

Capra 07-17-2012 02:52 PM

I would but i am still new to this stuff and I want to do it the best why i can to help my fish

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