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Old 11-23-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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20 gallon long or 29 gallon stocking options

Hello,
My main tank is a 20 long saltwater. An upgrade to my lighting casued me to have and extra light and hood for a 20 long or 29 gallon tank
i dont have the time, effort, money or patience for another sw build so i am looking to fw
my first question is would you reccomend getting a 29 gal or 20 long, is there a big difference in how i could stock them? In addition what would my stocking options be?
All the best and happy turkey day
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:15 PM   #2
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Only Diffrence is the 29 is a Taller tank. I have both, id love to make my 29 into a nice reef.
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how could i stock a 20 long
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You could do a lot with a 20 long. What kind of fish interest you?
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You could do a lot with a 20 long. What kind of fish interest you?
i dont know a lot about fresh but i like plecos chiclids and angels
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angels are cichlids. I wouldn't keep any in a 29 though... while it's possible, I dont think it's enough room. What are you wanting to do with the tank? Planted or not? If planted, I'd go with a 20 long. If not, I'd go with a 29 just because it's 9 more gallons.
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any stocking ideas?
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If you like cichlids, you could do dwarf cichlids like rams. Theres a few different kinds and they're very pretty IMO. For plecos you can do a smaller species like bristlenose plecos.
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in a 29, how does this stocking look
is it overstocked, or could i get more fish??
1 albino birchirdi chiclid
1 green severum
1 pink convict
1 ram
1 gold veil angel
3 corys
1 telescope goldfish
1 red cap oranda goldfish
2 dwarf groumis
1 silver appollo shark
1 dario botia loach
1 rio negro pleco
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I think it would be over stocked. The goldfish themselves need a 29g tank. Idk about the cichlids though.
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thanks, anyother imput is welcomed
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You would be overstocked with the first two. You really need to do some research. I've seen this in all of your stocking questions. Google really is a good place to start.
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IMO you should do a pair of rams with cories and/or a pleco and a school of tetras. But again, that's just what I would do.
But definitely research before you do anything.
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in a 29, how does this stocking look
is it overstocked, or could i get more fish??
1 albino birchirdi chiclid
1 green severum
1 pink convict
1 ram
1 gold veil angel
3 corys
1 telescope goldfish
1 red cap oranda goldfish
2 dwarf groumis
1 silver appollo shark
1 dario botia loach
1 rio negro pleco
Just NO. There are so many problems with this list that I am honestly at a loss. Please don't.
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No. There's sooooo many problems with that list. Try to research (Google is your best friend) and then revise it.
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Way, way, way too many fish, and incompatible species.
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ok thanks, i wont do it, i am new to fw and didnt know happy thanksgiving
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Happy Thanksgiving! Is anything really standing out for you? Maybe we could help you build a list around a couple of your favorite fish.
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You could apistogramma species and a school of tetras in planted tank. Little amazon biotope action.
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