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Guber 02-11-2009 10:05 AM

20gall Finally in progress
Heres my 20 gallon, just finished setting it up. Still on the prowl for some java fern and then something a bit smaller. What do you guys think? any suggestions? I have to find an eye dropper so i can start my cycling tonight hopefully.

aunt kymmie 02-11-2009 10:13 AM

Where's the pic? Did you forget to attach it or am I not looking in the right place??

Guber 02-11-2009 10:36 AM

I definite forgot to post it! sorry haha. One other thing, my Ph is at 8 and im not sure why. All thats in the tank is hose water and prime to treat it, aside from any decorations etc.

aunt kymmie 02-11-2009 10:43 AM

Looking good so far. Do you plan on adding a background? I think that would look nice.

As far as your PH, I'm not sure I'd worry abut it, unless you plan on keeping delicate fish that require a certain ph level. Mine sits at 7.8 and rather than try to tinker with it, I'm fine with it. When it comes to ph, stability is more important. Most fish can adapt provided they are acclimated properly. It's easier to work with the ph you have than trying to mess with it.

Guber 02-11-2009 10:50 AM

Oh ok, that works then. And yes i'm thinking about putting up a black backround.

veganchick 02-12-2009 07:00 PM

cool! It looks cool so far, what are u planning on stocking it with?

aspects 02-12-2009 07:02 PM

should have just picked up a can of black spray paint while you were at walmart. take care of that background.

Guber 02-12-2009 07:30 PM

I plan on getting a couple of mollies and then maybe some neon tetras or zebra danios. I really want to get a red tail shark...but im not sure if the aquarium is enough to support it. Also going to get a shrimp or two.

aspects 02-12-2009 07:42 PM

the red tail only grows to about 6", so it should be ok

Guber 02-12-2009 08:03 PM

I got some plants, they're not 100% aquatic plans however. But I've read they live quite long. I think their common name is Umbrella Plant and Peacock Fern? Got them at petco, figured they'll tide me over until i can get some java fern and/or anubias.

and cool on the red tail, i'll definitely be getting one as soon as its cycled.

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