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Old 04-07-2014, 02:14 AM   #1
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Starter tank

Just wondering what's a better size for value out of a 10 or 20 gallon tank.

I would like to potentially stock:

Neon tetras

A Dwarf gourami

Harlequin Rasboras

Dwarf Cory's

Any changes to the fish list that will also help me make a better decision are appreciated.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:23 AM   #2
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Size is a major factor with any aquarium, I've always found bigger is better, look at aqua one tanks eg 380 or the 620.
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K but any suggestions
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:14 AM   #4
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A 20g Long is a better footprint for Cories. Or a 40g breeder tank.

And like I said before a Honey Gourami is a better choice than a DG.
IMHO. DGs often succumb to disease lately.


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Old 04-07-2014, 03:31 AM   #5
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ThatTetraGuy, you have a bunch of different threads asking about stocking different sizes of tanks.

What tanks do you own now ?
What tanks are you planning to actually buy ?

Stocking for less than 20g tanks is pretty similar. Stocking for a 10g is somewhat limited.

It seems you keep asking the same questions ?

Not trying to be rude, just asking you to be clear.


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Old 04-07-2014, 04:52 AM   #6
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Buying 6 tanks
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:02 AM   #7
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I see. Ok.


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Thanks Coursair you've really helped I appreciate it a lot. Here's what I'm thinking from what I've learnt for my first tank.Click image for larger version

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Looks good to me, good even add a couple more pygmy Cory cats since there your only bottom feeder
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Ok thanks will se if it works to what extent
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Pygmaeus will check out the bottom. But they are a mid level swimmer. They love to perch on plant leaves.

A Dwarf Gourami is pretty but in my area it's hard to find healthy ones. Many die from a DG disease.


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Remember bigger tanks are easier to maintain and are more forgiving of mistakes and fluctuations

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So between 10s and 20s, I would go for the 20

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I've decided that bronze Cory's with the 20 is the best combination I'll find
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