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Old 10-08-2006, 02:44 AM   #1
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New 20 Gallon

What should I put in it? I'm thinking of adding several <1inch Goldies in there...perhaps a log or something where they might hide.

Also, what type of filter do you recommend?
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Well, i woulden't go with goldies. There are so many other exciting fish other than them goldies. A 20gal with the right heater anf filtration would make a good home for some dwarf cichlids. Most dwarf cichlids are good community fish too so you could have some tetras/rasboras/danios/minnows whatever!

I would recommend an aquaclear filter the appropriate size for the tank.
if you do go with goldied i would double the size of the filter just because they produce so much waste.

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Old 10-08-2006, 09:28 AM   #3
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is it a 20 long or 20 tall?

if it is a 20 tall i would do...
-School of 6-8 Zebra Danios
-2 Coolie Loach
-Pair of Dwarf or Sunset Gourami

if 20 long...
-Pair of Dwarf Cichlids (Rams or Apistos)
-School 8-10 Neon or Cardinal Tetra
-3-5 Cory
-some ottos

both tank versions would be planted
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JDogg's stocking idea sounds nice. what do you think?
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Old 10-08-2006, 11:11 AM   #5
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If I had a 20 gallon I'd probably do something like this:

10 Long-fin Gold Danios or Long-fin Zebra Danios
4 Pygmy Cories
1 African Dwarf Frog
1 Dwarf Gourami
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My mistake, it is actually a 30 gallon tank. I seem to have miscalculated the dimensions.

The dimensions are 13X19X30 inches, approximately 7410 cubic inches, or 32 Gallons.
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I would always recommend a filter that is a little more than what you need for the tank. For example if you have a 30 gallon tank, go with the filter that is made for a 55 gallon. You don't have to by any means, but having extra filtration is something that keeps a tank healthier and gives you more capacity of fish.
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you rebel, tank looks good anyways. The fantails will be fine in a 30gal but ones with single tails can grow up to 2'. I like it
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Is that a pleco on the rock?
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