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Old 04-29-2011, 05:31 AM   #1 
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Question 20L stocking

Err, another stocking thread (Note: Not stalking thread) from me!

I found a great deal for a rimless 20L with an azoo light (not hood) and filter and some driftwood brand new at my LFS. So.... I'm going to have a 20L I just have to sell some useless stuff to get it instantly....

So, how does this sound?

-1 male CT Betta (some REALLY nice ones at my LFS)
-10 cardinal tetras (If I can't find then Neon)
-trio of platies
-1 albino BN pleco

According to AQ advisor this is 86% stocked. Now instead of a pleco I want 3 ottos though (Because I mainly chose this fish for algae control to be honest and ottos are the same except they don't knock over everything due to huge clumbsy size and eat driftwood which I want for looks Yes I realize I'd need to feed them still) How does it sound? And, just wondering about the ottos, will they clean all the types of algae off everything, plants, driftwood, rocks, tank walls, mosses even, and substrate? Because my plan for setting up this tank will make it REAL hard to clean algae. Thanks!
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:59 AM   #2 
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How big is 20L in gallon's? Albino Bn Pleco's are great algea eaters, but Ottos are better. The rest of the stocking list sounds fine, and another very good algea eater is the yamato-numa ebi, or amano shrimp. These guys eat different algea than otocinclus and don't add much biolad. I recommend that you shhould buy 6-7 if you can, but 2-4 is good to.

Edit: Supposedly 20L is 5 gallons?
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:22 AM   #3 
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Edit: Supposedly 20L is 5 gallons?
I think the OP means a 20 gallon long tank not 20 liters
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:30 PM   #4 
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Lol yep I meant a 20 gallon long fish tank (= Sorry, it's just whenever anyone on this site mentions 20 longs they just put 20L so I assumed you'd know what I meant.

Okay, I'll do 3 ottos, AND some amano shrimp (I know where to find some!) Super algae fighting team!
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:46 PM   #5 
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Sounds good, I got confused between L meaning long or liters. I recommend otocinclus and yamato Numaebi because that is what Takashi Amano recommends.
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