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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Question Stocking a 20 gallon long, advice?

Hi. I have a 20 gallon long, moderately planted. I did a fish less cycle and added 6 glowlight tetras. I am absolutely terrible at making decisions, so I need suggestions on what to add. I really like silvertip tetras, cories, otos, sparkling gouramis, bee shrimp, and snails. I would like to have 6 glowlights, 6 silvertips, and maybe 4 cories, but I'm pretty sure that's overstocked. Any stocking suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thanks!!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 08:57 PM
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Bee shrimp (if you mean crystal red or crystal black) are really difficult to keep... unless you want to set up a dedicated tank for them with specific water parameters I'd avoid those. Any kind of neocardinia shrimp like Red Cherry shrimp would be better suited to a community tank, but really the only fish who won't eat those are otos.
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Okay, I guess I'll stick with red cherry shrimp or ghost shrimp...how many fish could I keep?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 02:38 AM
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go here http://aqadvisor.com/ and enter in the tank size, filter info and fish you want. It will give a general idea if the tan is over stocked or not. From what I have heard, its a bit on the conservative side. Also, it will not tae into account the effects of live plants on the filtration capacity.

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I'd stock it like this:
-6 Panda Cories
-8 Glowlight Tetras
-3 Sparkling Gouramis

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Okay thanks everyone
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 12:05 AM
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I would have two schools of six mid-swimmers such as tetras, and one school of six bottom-dwellers like cories or kuhlis. :)

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I would have two schools of six mid-swimmers such as tetras, and one school of six bottom-dwellers like cories or kuhlis. :)
Thanks, that sounds great!
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