The Planted Tank Forum

The Planted Tank Forum (
-   Tank Journals (
-   -   Michael's 20 Gallon Long (

fishboy199413 08-28-2012 04:13 AM

Michael's 20 Gallon Long
Hello everybody I just re setup my 20 gallon long to be a planted aquarium that will house nano fish. I am hoping that all of the fish will breed as I will have a lot of hiding spots.

The Specs


Aquaclear 50 HOB Filter
150 watt Marineland Visitherm Heater
Stock 24in T8 Fxture


Eco Complete
Pool Filter Sand
Flourish Root Tabs


Java Moss
Hygro corymbosa Stricta
Needle Leaf Java Fern


12 Boraras maculata
8 Microdevario kubotai
6 Danio margaritatus
12 Corydoras pygmaeus
3-4 Dario hyginson or Dario dario
Red Cherry Shrimp

Tell me what you guys think

fishboy199413 08-28-2012 06:09 PM

Here are the pictures of the tank setup but I have not completely planted the tank yet so it may look a little bare. Also sorry about the glare.

fishboy199413 08-28-2012 08:01 PM


Ganyon 08-28-2012 08:20 PM

Looks good.

Spcichlids 08-28-2012 08:28 PM

are you planning on adding any other plants? look nice so far

fishboy199413 08-28-2012 08:47 PM

Yeah I would like to add lots of crypts and more moss to fill it out.

fishboy199413 08-05-2013 12:19 AM

Well it has been awhile since I updated this journal but is doing well. It does not look much different but the plants have filled in a little more. I have also stocked it with:

20 Boraras maculatus
Some Emerald Danios
Tons of Cherry Shrimp
Some Otos
Possibly 3 Dario hysginon but I jave not seen them in a while

Sent from my R800x using Tapatalk 2

fishboy199413 08-06-2013 02:54 AM

8/5 Update
Well now that I have described the update how about some pics.

Hope you enjoy!

TonyK 08-06-2013 05:21 PM

It looks good. I like how you have one area where most of the plants are planted.

fishboy199413 08-15-2013 10:12 PM

Hey I was wondering what I fish I should add to compliment the fish in there presently? Some of the fish that I am looking at are green neon tetras, cardinal tetras, Trigonostigma hengeli, or something else. what do you all think? I was thinking green neons becasue I have seen how they look when acclimated but they do not always look very bright. I plan to add a school of 10 or so. Give me your advice please.

fishboy199413 08-16-2013 01:44 AM

What do you guys think I should add?

pseudomugil 08-16-2013 02:17 AM

some otos, for the price of some blanched zuchini every week, they will rid your tank of algae, and look cute while doing it!

fishboy199413 08-16-2013 03:05 AM

I actually already have some otos and shrimp in there. I am looking for fish that will compliment the other fish that swim midwater.

fishboy199413 08-16-2013 05:26 PM


Sent from my R800x using Tapatalk 2

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.