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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Roastbird's 20 gallon long tank

The tank was first set up in Nov 23rd. My previous thread may have the photo for my old fish tank. Becuase of the inefficacy of lighting for the old 30-gallon tall tank, I switched my tank to a 20-gallon long tank. The tank is set up in my school office.

It is pretty unfortunate that I have lost all my photos when I set up my tank. So I can only show you how the tank looks like currently. I have complete my cycle during last few weeks and now I have added fishes into the tank.

Here some basics
Tank: 20-gallon long Aquarium
Filter: ZooMed 511 30 gallon Canister filter
Light: National geographic freshwater led light for 24 inch
Heater: Aqueon Preset Heater 150W
Substrate: Eco-complete black

I've currently got:
Jave Fern(of course..), tied on a rock and placed under a driftwood.
Hydrocotyle tripartita, just a small bunch in the middle of the tank.
Staurogyne repens
Pygmy Chain Sword
Dwarf hair grass, a large amount of them dead during the first month. I kind of giving up growing them already. I only have on large bunch left in my tank currently
mystery red leave plant, I suspect them to be Rosaefolia, but I'm not really sure about this, please let me know if you have any idea.
Java moss, I have plenty of java moss at home, I can provide free java moss for whoever want to start a tank with them.

The current list of fishes are following:

6 white skirt tetra
2 chocolate dwarf gourami
3 ammonia shrimp

Edit: guess I lost my photos
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2 Weeks has passed, I've lost one of the chocolate gouramis since it doesn't eat anything I fed into the tank. I try all kinds of food but I never saw it eats until yesterday I found it died in the tank.

So Here is the updated fish list since two weeks ago:

6 white tetras
3 amano shrimps
1 dwarf puffer fish(female)
1 chocolate gourami
1 blue neon goby

The new dwarf puffer fish is amazing. It only eats live snails for now(try to train it to accept other food source), I purchased hundreds of pond snails and keep them in a separate tank. I throw 2-3 snails depends on size into the tank every day, and clean up the empty shells by the end of the day. It's really fun to see the puffer fish hunting.

All fishes had their own territory, and live together peacefully so far. (I was worried about puffer fish being aggressive when I purchased the fish) I ran out of my test paper and I was so poor to have another for now. I hope nothing would change until I got my next pay.

I lost my last two photos on my upload server somehow, here is the updated fish tank since 2 weeks ago

Here is what you can see from the front

Here is what you can see from the side(see the goby in the corner?)

A quick view of my baby dwarf puffer:

and some plants:

I wish I can got a new camera soon
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