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here check this out ............maybe this could help you out what you could stock in that tankSo my husband surprised me last night with a 20g?? Hex tank(actually an octagon and I'm not 100% that it's a 20g but it's definitely bigger than my 15g). Now I know hex tanks are notoriously difficult to stock correctly so I would love some suggestions.
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Hi Byron.Jaysee has the right idea. And with tall tanks which have no horizontal swimming room, you want to stay with generally quiet fish that are not active swimmers but more browsers. And neons are such. But before we get to that, what are your water parameters? There are many small fish but they will often be wild caught and rarer, so knowing the water params is a good starting point. GH (general hardness) and pH, and KH/Alkalinity which is important to tell you what the pH might or might not do. This you can ascertain from your water supply folks, they likely have a website.
What are the dimensions of your 30g hex? Also what fish did you end up going for?That's a hexagon, not an octagon . Oops, it is an octagon. Darn phone.
My 30 gallon hex was difficult to stock. I layered the tank with small fish - top, middle and bottom.
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Yes, nothing should be different unless something is plac ed in the tank that targets GH, example calcareous rock or gravel or sand will harden the water. But otherwise, expect the parameters to be much the same. More organics (wood, leaves, detritus) will soften slightly of course.Hi Byron.
I have soft water 2.2dGH and pH of 7.2 from the tap but has naturally lowered to 7 in my tank which I'm guessing will happen in my husband's tank as well?