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Old 04-06-2014, 11:52 PM   #1
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New Aqueon 20G

New Aqueon 20G with 2 filters, bubbler, " aqua clear " whatever that is, hood, light, and some decorations for $55 (craigslist buy). Just gotta get my fishie, gravel, and "black moor safe" decorations. I filled it with well water, so I am letting it filter out for a week with the two 125GPH filter's. I added AquaSafe Conditioner and an entire Jungle Complete Water Care Kit. I will check the pH in about a week (it should be a 7 because of the Jungle kit). Then, if all is good and well, it will be time to get my black moor and very small algae eaters whom I have heard are masters at their job.

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Old 04-12-2014, 09:15 PM   #2
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Black moors get way too big for your sized tank. They can get 12+ inches and poop a lot. For algae eaters I would look into otos, you could get 5.
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I have done extensive research and have found that at minimum for one black moor, you should have 20G. I think I will leave the bottom empty until my plants grow. They typically do not get to 12". But can get that big. A 20G is fine for only one and the 1/4" bottom feeders I will get that eat constantly and move constantly.
I have taken the given decorations out and added driftwood for the pH. The pH in my water did not come down with the kit I bought. So, I did water changes with tap and added a different pH balancer. Hoping to have a healthy enough tank in a few days to put fish inside.

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Old 04-13-2014, 01:23 AM   #4
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I have done extensive research and have found that at minimum for one black moor, you should have 20G. I think I will leave the bottom empty until my plants grow. They typically do not get to 12". But can get that big. A 20G is fine for only one and the 1/4" bottom feeders I will get that eat constantly and move constantly.
I have taken the given decorations out and added driftwood for the pH. The pH in my water did not come down with the kit I bought. So, I did water changes with tap and added a different pH balancer. Hoping to have a healthy enough tank in a few days to put fish inside.

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The general rule of thumb is one inch of goldfish for 10 gallons size wise. I also ran it by aqadvisor and it said it will get too big. If you do decide to keep it in the 20, you would be looking at a 25-30% weekly wc. I would get him a 40b or a 55. That's my $0.02.
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:37 AM   #5
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I have planned on AT LEAST 25% weekly WCs. Also, thought about maybe doing 10% say Tuesdays and Thursdays, and then Sundays doing 25% WC. I have a full feeding and healthy diet schedule made out along with weekly pH checks, etc. If he does get too big for this and I can afford a much bigger tank, I will get one. Right now this one is in my room on a dresser. I would really love a stand, and move the giant dresser maybe to the closest. That way in the future it would be possible for a bigger thank. But I think most black moors would be fine in this for now. I plan on getting a baby.

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New Aqueon 20G

Now, I haven't don't freshwater in YEARS, but I do know some things. Black moors require AT LEAST a 30g tank. Their max size is 10", not 12". They are also unfit for a 20g tank. When getting fish you don't only look at their size, and bioload. You must factor in where they swim, if they will get hurt or hurt (by) something else. I don't see even with your increased water changes how the fish will be happy.

EDIT: Black Moors are also very slow swimmer who like to swim large areas peacefully. Unless it's a 20 long, the fish will be cut very short of swimming space.
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My tank is 26" long.

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A 20L is 30 inches.
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But that's outside to outside. Technically the inside is 29-1/2" with 1/4" glass.
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Fish I would listen to the help that people are giving you.
Sure we can't stop you from getting your moor, but the moor will be dead from stunting In 2-3 years maybe less depending upon how your WC schedule goes. Do you know about the nitrogen cycle?
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