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Old 04-30-2007, 07:26 PM   #1
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Ordering equipment to setup my 20g tank

I already have the 20g tank with a hood and 20w light fixture over it.

Here's what I'm ordering from big al

Aquaclear 50 HOB power filter-18.99
100 watt Visi-therm Stealth heater-17.99


When it comes to substrate...how many pounds of gravel do you think i'll need? 25 lbs? less than that?

Thanks for the advice, and for decor I'm going to move some anacharis and hornwort out of my dad's tank. I'll also be making a few caves out of rocks and silicone.

Fish...I'm thinking either panda or albino cories. I was looking at getting 3 cories. A school of cherry barbs. I'm thinking 5 or 6. 3 oto's. And as centerpiece fish maybe a pair of powder blue dwarf gouramis?

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edit-as i sit here and think about centerpiece fish..what about a pair of rams? 8O
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:59 PM   #2
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check out german gold rams... they are beauts
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My personal opinion is that three cories is not enough. However, I know that plenty of people do it. Also, what you've posted above sounds like it will really be pushing it in terms of stocking. How often are you planning on doing water changes?
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water changes don't bother me in the least(and i don't even have a python ). I can do water changes whenever necesary. Everyone tells me that my dad and i's 29g is overstocked, but we don't have any problems with it.

My dad and I have a pair of cories in our 29g and they seem fine.
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i don't even have a python
ahh but in due time my friend
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i don't even have a python
Pfft, i had about 11 tanks and got along fine without a python. But now i have one :P
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:05 PM   #7
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If I were you, I would seriously consider moving some of your fish from the 29 to the 20, and not buying any additional fish. I thought that was your original plan for the tank anyway. You say that you don't have any problems with your 29, but haven't you lost a few fish just in the past couple of weeks? Your fish will be happier and healthier if you just move some into your new tank.
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I lost the fish because (between my dad and i) we added too many fish at once. Now the tank has settled in and everything is fine. However, I could remove either the 2 cherry barbs or the pristella tetra and put a school(5-6) of either species in the 20g tank.

BTW...no that was not my original plan.
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Any ideas regarding the amount of substrate?
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20-25 pounds should work fine.
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