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Old 10-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #1 
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20 gal long...

I just moved miyagi to a 5 gal and he loves it so now I'm thinking of moving him to my empty 20g long! I want to heavily plant it. Will filtration & cycling be necessary with this size? Thoughts? Pros? Cons? Anyone have this size tank for one betta? id love to see pics!

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Old 10-13-2012, 04:32 PM   #2 
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I would say yes to filtering and cycling. You will need plenty of hiding spots. I would say a few otos and assassin snails.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:37 PM   #3 
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I don't think I'll add anymore fish but i do have a separate tank of nerites I may add later on. he's quite an aggressive plakat lol.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:40 PM   #4 
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I meant those help with snail problems and algae problems associated with planted tanks.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:49 PM   #5 
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I know, thank you :) It's appreciated
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:51 PM   #6 
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a 20gal needs strong filtration to process that much water, but strong filters can create disturbing currents for bettas, so i'd recommend putting a smaller filter on either end of the tank, so each one will have a relatively minor output, and not create a rippling current. one more suggestion i'd have is that with a 20 long, you'd have an AMAZING setup for a 4-compartment betta barracks.
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My 20 gallon is filtered but not strong current some filters have a current adjustment.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:23 PM   #8 
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im into over kill so i use 2 sponge filters and a 5 gallon mano hob in my 20 long npt
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:25 PM   #9 
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I would not reccomend sponge filters for planted tanks.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:26 PM   #10 
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P.S. you will need to supplement nutrients for live plants like CO2.
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