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  1. Why is my water cloudy w/ DIY filter cartridges?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a 20 gallon high tank with an Aqueon Quiet Flow 20 filter. The filter replacement cartridges are pricy and didn't do too great at getting clear water so I am trying my hand at DIY cartridges' where I cut to fit them in the plastic cartridge holder in the filter. In the flow of water I...
  2. Celestial Pearl Danios Tankmates?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I have a 20 gallon tank (tall) that is ready for fish. Except I dont have any fish in mind. Only one in mind is Celestial Pear Danios, if I get those I want them to be comfortable wth there mates. I want some Top, Middle, and bottom dwellers. Any advice is accepted. Even personal stockings not...
  3. 20 gallon aquarium stocking advice with adding more fish and ghost shrimp with bettas

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Have a 20 gallon with a tetra whisper 10-30i filter with 4 glo fish and 6 platys (3 babies and 3 adults). Was wondering if I could add some guppies (maybe 6, lowest 4 I guess). Does that sound possible? And can I put ghost shrimp with my bettas in their 5 gallons?
  4. Help me with a unlevelled tank

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    20 Gallon Tank on top of a heavy dresser. Left top front corner is off by 1mm maybe 2mm the bubble is out side the left line everything else is between the lines. Can I leave it like that? Also can someone tell me what's the most a tank my size can be off by? I already put things under the...
  5. Is My 20G Community Stocked

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    My 20G high currently has 6 Black skirt tetras 4 false julii corys 2 neon gold variatus (males, I don't want fry) Conditions: Heavy planted (fake) 78*-80* F Ph 7.8-8.0 Fluval(Aquaclear)30 & Topfin 20 Small smooth gravel Rocks and fake tree root for hiding I know I'm close if not already fully...
  6. 20 gallon planted tank. Am I overstocked?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Ive got 3 big Anubis Lancelot's with one small rock and one small piece of driftwood. The tank is 20 gallon 24x12x17 (LxWxH) My Fish: Serpae Tetras-7 Bronze Corys-4 Gold zebra loach-3 Bolivian Rams-2 Guppies-2 Amano shrimp-10
  7. Stocking 20G High Aquarium

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am getting a 20 gallon tank tomorrow. I am planning on the fish I would stock it with and how I would cycle it? My current plan for fish is: 2 Dwarf Gourami's 3 Guppies 4 Albino Cory Catfish 5 Silver Hatchet fish I ran this through aqadvisor.com and it sad 99% stocking capacity. I was...
  8. Hello everyone!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone! I just joined this forum. I set up a new 20 gallon tank {Grreat Choice starter kit from Petsmart} last weekend. My tank now has 2 neon tetras, 4 glowlight tetras, 2 black skirt tetras, 3 ghost shrimp and 2 black kuhlia loaches. I planted a couple of Amazon Sword plants and...
  9. Need Help Deciding on Plants for 20 gallon Betta Sorority

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hello All! In a few months I will be geting a 20-23 gallon tank with Tetra 10-30i filter and heater and I need help choosing which plants will work best for me. I have posted all the information I think yall will need below. I have no problem with the extra work required for fast growing plants...
  10. Blue Ram's scales starting to fall off and Oto's look a bit bloated

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Hello guys, the title says it all. Here are my tank parameters: 20g tank Plants: one big sword, several crypts, three java ferns, java moss, and some others I don't know the name of. Fish: 1 Blue Ram 8 Lambchop Rasboras (they've only been in the tank for 3 days) 3 Oto Catfish 7 Ghost Shrimp...
  11. Cycling 20 gallon tank with 8 Serpae Tetras (79 Degrees)

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Im just wondering if things are going well and if my tank is overstocked or not. Marine-Land filter with BIO-Wheel for up to 50 gallon. PH- 6.9 Low Alk I've been Cycling for almost 3 weeks this is my 3rd weed. The first week I had 4 goldfish during that first week i added 6 Serpae Tetras...
  12. Photo Log

    Freshwater Journals
    Here is a little photo log of my 20 gallon since I started it two months ago, it has changed quite a bit. This isn't my first aquarium, but is my first real attempt at live plants (I tried a single one once before many years ago). At first I had mostly plastic plants, but quickly replaced them...
  13. 20 Gal Marineland Biowheel with LED hand me down

    Introduce Yourself
    Greetings all! I am excited joining this forum and looking forward to gaining more knowledge and insight into being a better aquarist. I have kept fish as a hobby for a long time. (3 - 4 years in the US, and 3 - 4 years in India) Now that I have 2 active tanks (a 10 gal and a 20 gal) with a...
  14. Fish Compatibility?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    As some of you may have heard. I am setting up a 20 gallon high aquarium. My next project for it is the DIY lighting, but I want to plant the tank according to the needs of the fish. So the type of plants I get depends on the fish and the type of light I set up depends on the plants. So I...
  15. 20 Gallon Journal

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey everyone, First, I would like to start off with introducing myself. Some of you may have seen me around the forums a few times and may have even answered a few of my questions. I am a college student who has always loved fish and aquariums. I could spend hours at the aquarium in our local...
  16. newbie!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    hi all!! i just got my 20 gal rectangle tank set up :-D! it has brown gravel floor and a couple decorations! i don't know what i should stock!! i plan on getting my water tested tonight and possibly getting fish this weekend! would you be able to give me some suggestions on compatibility...
  17. PLZ Help on a 20 gallon FOWLR

    Saltwater Fish
    Hi, I'm looking at setting up my first saltwater aquarium i have been doing a lot of research and i have decided i want to do a fowlr in a 20 gallon long tank I've had for awhile.I've had lots of experience with keeping fish in the past and am actually running a freshwater tank right now...
  18. what kinds of fish can be kept in a pond?

    Ponds and Waterfalls
    so, i have a pond that i think i will be setting up soon, but i have no idea what i should put in it. i dont really know how many gallons it is, so lets just say 20 gallons, because id rather give a fish extra room than not enough. so, what fish are good pond fish that would do well in a 20...
  19. One male Platy is picking on my two females

    Livebearers
    Hellooo:-) i wasnt sure if I post in this part of the site or not (I just joined 5 seconds ago lol). Well, I purchased 3 platys for my 20 gallon tank 3 days ago to go along with my 4 ghost shrimp and 1 blue mystery snail. I was trying to figure out what gender my fish are and Im pretty sure I...
  20. Would a jack dempsey be okay in a 20 gallon tank?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    For Christmas I got a new 56 gallon tank for my angelfish, 7 glow fish and golden chinese algea eater. Now I want to get a fish to put in my 20 gallon once more and have decided that I wanted some type of cichlid. Currently in my house we have 4 fish tanks, a 60 gallon with cichlids, 56 gallon...
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