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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2007, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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My 20 gallon

Almost completed my 30 x 15 x 12 tank now...details as follows.

3 x 24", 18 watt triplus T8 tubes on for 11 hours a day

1.5" layer of tetra complete substrate with 1.5" coarse black sand on top.

Tetra CO2 (non pressurised)

Interpet 2 internal filter

25% RO - 75% tap water heated to 78 F

Large piece of bogwood as decor.

Fish....50 cardinal tetras, 1 panda corry, 3 ammano shrimps

Plants......



1) Rotala indica
2) Heteranthera zosterifolia
3) Alternanthera rosaefolia
4) Bacopa moneri
5) Sagittaria nantans
6) Echinodorus tennellus
7) Glossostigma
8) Anubias nana (on bogwood)
9) Crypt Nevellii (i think)
10 Crypt (species unknown)
There is also a large red spatterdock that i planted today but it's far too big and will be coming out

And here's the tank without the numbers on. The right hand side and the foreground has only just been planted up today !!!


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-28-2007, 04:46 PM
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looks nice, although I think 50 cardinals in 20 gallons may be a bit too much.
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Now i've had this before on this forum.

There hasn't been a single mention of the stock levels on a single UK forum i go on....and there's quite a few, but everyone on here seems to have an issue with it.

The cardinals are small....they were bought as small cardinals and to tell you the truth, i doubt whether they take up as much room as a pair of keyhole cichlids.

Anyone else have a problem with my set up ????
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I think it is beautiful, Hard to believe that its just a 20gal. Looks so much bigger.

That is a lot of cardinals in that tank. But with lots of water changes you might be able to pull it off.
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Agreed a little to much but with waterchanges every 5-7 days should be fine. Also doesnt matter how much room fish take up 2 keyholes dont produce anywhere near as much waste as 50 cardinals.
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Now i've had this before on this forum.

There hasn't been a single mention of the stock levels on a single UK forum i go on....and there's quite a few, but everyone on here seems to have an issue with it.

The cardinals are small....they were bought as small cardinals and to tell you the truth, i doubt whether they take up as much room as a pair of keyhole cichlids.

Anyone else have a problem with my set up ????
Whats with the 'tude?
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