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Old 10-17-2006, 12:53 AM   #1
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An empty 20 gallon tank- any ideas?!

Hi- after the heavy losses due to the "October surprisr storm" in Buffalo, I now have a completely empty 20 gallon aquarium, measures 24"Lx12"Wx`16"H. I am having trouble deciding on what to house in it, so I would appreciate some suggestions! All are welcome and all will be appreciated! Here's your chance to to fantasize about setting up the tank you dream of. So, let's get it on!
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:18 AM   #2
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2 pearl gouramys and 6 raspbora hets in a planted tank. That is what I would do.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:45 AM   #3
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a pair of anomalochromis thomasi (dwarf jewels). and some red eyed tetras (Arnoldichthys spilopterus).
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:07 PM   #4
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:47 PM   #5
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Plant it. We can always discuss inhabitants later.
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:16 PM   #6
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Shelldwellers

Or Dwarf Puffers

and with the DPs you could do a nice heavily planted tank also - double the pleasure, double the fun
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Well, a friend has offered me to raise 6 1" African Malawi Blue Dolphins in the tank. m Looks like that's what will happen in the short term...Thanks for the suggestions!
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:58 AM   #8
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I would say a gold severum they are my new favorites is it a 20 long?
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:37 PM   #9
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About 10 different colors of fancy guppies, live plants and nice driftwoods will make it real colorful and nice.
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:00 PM   #10
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Thanks for the replies! I really like all the sauggestions! Its a shame I dont have as many tanks to enact the fountain of ideas flowing here! Its a 20 gallon high actually clubsuper. i ahve considered severums in the past, but they seem to get too big for my tank. The malawi fish are out- they get too big! So please, keep up the flow guys and keep suggesting!
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:04 PM   #11
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Plant it up heavily and then add:

8x Black Neon Tetra
3x Botia Striata
2-4x Porthole Livebearer
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:50 PM   #12
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I love the fancy guppy idea. But I'd still do Dwarf Puffers - they've quickly endeared themselves to me, and I love the look of the "jungle" that they have for a tank.
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Really. I must admit I have never been too keen on guppies, but hey, there's a first time for everything. I'm actually leaning towards setting up a tank with a large school of cardianal tetras with some corys. the ideas kinda stem from seeing these pics here:
http://fish.mongabay.com/biotope_cardinals_discus.htm
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Those pics look awesome. If you go that route I wish you the best of luck. Cardinal tetras are often very difficult to keep IME, but there's no denying a nice school of them would look great with a school of pygmy or panda corys. I also like the black neon tetras, and I think a planted tank with black neons and an apistogramma species would be great too, but of course dwarf puffers is a sweet idea too. BTW you're absolutely right about the severum- there is no way I would put one in a 20 gallon; IMO they need a minimum of 50 gallons.
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wow, those ARE pretty tanks .... of course, you COULD have the same planted look with the DPs LOL
seriously - if you like watching fish behaviors and want to be amazed at how much "brain power" can be built into a 1" fish, I'd look into the Dwarf Puffers
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