Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
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 07-15-2005, 01:24 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 210
20g stocking ideas

I have had a 20gallon set up for a while now (almost a year) and i want to do something new to it. all i have is a damsel. which im getting ready to sell back to the lfs for some store credit. then im going to rinse all my live rock because it made my tank go crazy with the algea because it wasnt cured when i put it in almost a month ago.
i was just wondering what are some cool ideas that i could/should do with my 20 gallon. (20lbs lr. bakpak2r. penguin 330.)
__________________

__________________
seacat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2005, 01:01 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 210
anyone
__________________

__________________
seacat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2005, 01:09 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Batavia NY
Posts: 415
I like fire fish, they could go in a 20 gal. What about starting a nano reef with it?
__________________
I'm not addicted... I can quit when ever I want...Wait...I'll just LOOK at the fish.

55 gal cycling. Will be FOWLR.
haus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2005, 01:21 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Boston MA
Posts: 75
Good choices include:
Firefish
Smaller clownfish like true and false perculas
Smaller cardinalfish
Lots of different gobies (clown, shrimp/watchman, neon, etc.)
__________________
75 gal SeaClear System II wet/dry filter
4 Harlequin Rasbora
3 Clown Loach
2 Pearl Gourami (m/f)
2 Siamese Algae Eaters
Rotala,Vallis,Crypt,Ambulia,Watersprite
Physa and Malaysian Trumpet snails
Biotoper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2005, 02:39 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sturbridge, MA
Posts: 595
Send a message via AIM to jaiden
IMO, don't rinse the rock. leave it alone. algea growth is caused my excess nutrients (what's in your water change water? topoff water? are you using a RODI?). Sure, your cycle from the LR could have led to nitrate, but your water changes should take care of that.
__________________
54g all-glass bowfront corner planted FW

Red tiger lilly, Rotala Indica, Sagittaria Subulata, Micro Sword, Cardinal Plant
Fluorite Black sand and gravel
jaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2005, 10:00 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fluff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 11,423
I agree don't rinse the rock. It's not gonna help get rid of the algae if the problem still exists in the tank. (water) Do more water changes with RO water and see if that helps.

Other fish to consider would be basslets, jawfish and some blennies.
__________________
~Cindy
Fluff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2005, 11:29 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 210
i have been using ro water and i also use oceanic salt mix. which i have heard can cause more algae growth in some cases.
__________________
seacat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2005, 11:29 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 210
also if i start a nano reef, do i need any additional hardware. or will my current set up work fine for it
__________________

__________________
seacat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
20 gallon, 20g stocking, stocking, stocking ideas

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
20g Stocking Ideas? wilson Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 16 06-06-2007 12:10 PM
Stocking for 20g and 29g Drocnoc Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 10-02-2005 12:09 AM
Stocking 20G drannor Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 3 07-05-2005 11:34 PM
20g stocking suggestions? Heiko Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 06-14-2005 02:59 AM
Getting a New 20g with cabinet for x-mas need ideas.. dertyharry420 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 4 11-18-2004 10:04 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.