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Old 01-16-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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20 Gallon Long stocking question

i currently have the fifteen gallon stocked with 5 zebra danios and 5 white cloud m minnows. 3 java loaches, a dwarf gourami, and a few ghost shrimp and small snails. the light is only 15 watts and ive got about 6 plants. i soon shall selling this tank to upgrade to a 20 gallon long, which will have a coralife 2x24 watt light with 6700k daylight bulbs. i would like to end up having (under atachments). i will use 2 bags of Flourite Dark as substrate, and use two aqueon quietflow 20's for filtration. does anyone have any comments questions or concerns? every comment is appreciated, and thank you.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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I'd wait a while before adding the Otos; I've heard they prefer algae to anything else and feeding them wafers sometimes is difficult as they often do not take to them and then starve. For 5 of them in a 20 gal you'd need a LOT of diatoms to feed them.

ALso I think some of those fish prefer different temps; the White Cloud Minnows prefer cooler water and the ADFs like it warmer. I'd also be careful with ADFs in a community tank; they are nearly blind and not very good swimmers and they need to shoot up for air every now and then. You may also have to feed them by hand.

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:19 PM   #3
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Ok, ill just do three otos. Also, in your opinion, am i fully stocked or do i have a little room? I was thinking of bringing the schooling fish up to six per group. Or i could add another gourami or rainbowfish. I hear that sometimes planted tanks can handle a higher bioload.
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