Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-25-2004, 08:32 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 38
What's an ideal use for a 20 gal high?

I have a chance to get a used twenty gal high setup and stand for cheaper than usual. What is an ideal use for a tall tank like that? I want to make sure will have a good use for it.
__________________

__________________
10 gal fw
2 Marble Angels
2 Red Wagtail Platys
2 Chinese Algae Eaters
2 Corys (one green, one julian)
8 Blue Neon Tetras

29 gal sw with 10 lbs lr
1 Blue Damsel
1 Green Chromis
1 Pajama Cardinal
1 Tomato Clown
1 Royal Gramma Basslet
1 Lawn Mower Blenny
1 Zebra Hermit
4 Blue Legged Hermits

1 2/3 gal fw
1 male, violet betta
1 male, white/pale blue betta
(tank divider)
Mr. R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2004, 09:20 AM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
TankGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Richmond VA
Posts: 8,974
High tanks are trickier to stock because most fish don't swim up and down but side to side, and the footprint is relatively small for the number of gallons, but you could house a single pair of angels in there with maybe a few cory cats for the bottom.

You could get a couple of SA puffers, or just get some platys or swordtails and maybe a gourami.

I see you have 2 angels in your 10, which is way to small for them to stay in, so I'd say you have found a home for them, LOL!
__________________

TankGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2004, 10:15 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 582
I second Tankgirl's suggestion on moving your angels! The tall tank is perfect for them.

If you want to add a few smaller fish for color, I've grown really fond of my black phantom tetras. Very pretty and curious little tetras, but probably too large to become a meal for your angels. And they don't seem nippy, which is also a good thing with angels.
__________________
Getting back into the hobby... restocking a 55 Gallon tank with peacock cichlids (currently housing 2 synodontis petricolas). Planning a complete overhaul of my 30 Gallon Oceanic Cube (currently housing a bristlenose pleco and a praecox rainbow).
Madame_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2004, 05:04 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 38
That's what I was thinking I would use it for. Right now they aren't that big so I guess I have a little time.
__________________
10 gal fw
2 Marble Angels
2 Red Wagtail Platys
2 Chinese Algae Eaters
2 Corys (one green, one julian)
8 Blue Neon Tetras

29 gal sw with 10 lbs lr
1 Blue Damsel
1 Green Chromis
1 Pajama Cardinal
1 Tomato Clown
1 Royal Gramma Basslet
1 Lawn Mower Blenny
1 Zebra Hermit
4 Blue Legged Hermits

1 2/3 gal fw
1 male, violet betta
1 male, white/pale blue betta
(tank divider)
Mr. R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2004, 09:39 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 428
Send a message via AIM to nodoubt471
you could add some hatchets, they stay towards the top of the water column so that should spread out the movement levels in the tank and make it a little more interesting... plus i really like hatchets
__________________
~*Kate*~
nodoubt471 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2004, 09:54 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 1,757
Send a message via MSN to RocketSeason
Danios will spend more time up top while Barbs swim along the middle. you can also go with some cory cats and maybe a chinese algae eater.
__________________
Hardware: 37 gallon SW tank and stand by Oceanic Systems, Magnum 350 Pro Canister Filter (half carbon), CPR Bak Pak 2R skimmer, Maxijet 1200 Powerhead, RenaCal 150 W heater, Compact fluorescent lights with moonlights. 40 lbs of liverock, 3" sand bed.

Software:2 Tank-Raised Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Purple Firefish, 1 Electric Orange hermit crab, 18 Blue Legged hermit crabs, 8 or so Nassarius snails, Xenia, Blue, green, and Green Striped Mushrooms.

Click here to vote for AquariumAdvice.com: The friendliest, fishiest place on the net!

Central Illinois Marane Aquarist (CIMA) member.
RocketSeason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 02:15 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Moore Oklahoma
Posts: 412
Hatchets are cool but watch out. They are great jumpers. Cant have any openings on the cover or they will leap to their death.
__________________
A 37 GL but its really 27gl when full
Security at the expense of freedom results in neither.
chasgood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 02:37 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
millipede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1,658
come over to www.reptileadvice.com and we can come up with a few suggestions for a 20 gal like that.
There are pleanty of lizards and other small animals that would be quite happy in a tank like that.
__________________
Backyard Fellowship
millipede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2004, 10:04 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 1,757
Send a message via MSN to RocketSeason
I housed 3 Whites Tree Frogs and 1 chubby frog in a 20 gallon High for well over a year. It was probibly too small for all of them but 1 or 2 would be good.
__________________
Hardware: 37 gallon SW tank and stand by Oceanic Systems, Magnum 350 Pro Canister Filter (half carbon), CPR Bak Pak 2R skimmer, Maxijet 1200 Powerhead, RenaCal 150 W heater, Compact fluorescent lights with moonlights. 40 lbs of liverock, 3" sand bed.

Software:2 Tank-Raised Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Purple Firefish, 1 Electric Orange hermit crab, 18 Blue Legged hermit crabs, 8 or so Nassarius snails, Xenia, Blue, green, and Green Striped Mushrooms.

Click here to vote for AquariumAdvice.com: The friendliest, fishiest place on the net!

Central Illinois Marane Aquarist (CIMA) member.
RocketSeason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2004, 01:38 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Atlanta,GA.
Posts: 371
Send a message via AIM to glasstapper
i believe dicus and gouramis both like tall water also sevrums, mine is a lightly planted 20 2 discus
__________________

__________________
" my father said, son, life is simple. It's either cherry red, or midnight blue '
glasstapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
20 gallon

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY construction for a 20 gal high . ikon Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 1 02-10-2007 01:21 AM
Movin' on up from 20 g high to 55 gal-Filter? plecoperson Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 04-15-2006 12:22 AM
Is 60 watts of NF GE Chroma 50 over 10 gal. high or medium? lamthuyduong Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 1 10-02-2004 08:47 AM
Ideal Heater (for 55 Gal.) !? fhqwhgads General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 14 03-16-2004 04:33 PM
Options for 20 GAL (High) Tank drimels Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 04-30-2003 09:32 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.