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20 gallon tall journal

this is my 20 gallon tall tank.
The tank has 4 compact fluorescent bulbs at 13 watts each.
The tank uses Shutlz Aquatic soil.
I no longer put diy co2 inside because i was tired of battling bba
This tank has been set up for about 8 months now and i keep switching the plants in and out.

fish:
9 neons tetras
5 cardinal tetras
1 remaining rummy nose tetra
3 featherfin rainbows
1 pearl gourami
19 amanos
4 juvy cherry shrimp that i moved from my 10 gallon shrimp tank
6 cory cats
2 otocinclus
1 golden algae eater

here are pics a couple months ago




and here are some pics now
FTS


Pearl Gourami and some neons


cory cat


otocinclus



Amano shrimp


Cherry Shrimp



1 of my Featherfin Rainbow
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Very nice gourami and threadfin rainbows!
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Did the blue fish (maybe neon blue dwarf gourami?) die?


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yes it died last month
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I just love you rank. I find it amazing that your shrimp are alive. It looks great and your fish have great bright colors.

My planted tank. 55 gallon fluorite substrate over soil, 64 watts of light, excel twice a week. Weekly water changes. Angelfish pair, guppies, BN plecos and otos. Redone 11/13/2012
One non planted tanks. 75 gallon.
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yea im quite surprised the juvy cherry shrimps i put in there as tests are still alive even though i never see them for months lol. They pop out once in a while. As for the Amanos they do fine in there
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Nice tank! I'm currently working on a 30g tall and would like to see some more from this tank. One thing though, I think you should try hiding your heater! Maybe turn it vertically and hide it behind the driftwood. Just a suggestion. Overall, I like what you have going on there. Everything should look nice once filled in. Good job!
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I will post an update in about a week and yea i took your advice and hid my heater. Good luck on your 30 gallon tall.
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quick update i added a breeder box to hold 5 cherry shrimps so i at least know that i will have some left until i figure out what is wrong with my shrimp tank


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nothings wrong with them lol i think theyre probably getting eaten
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no my 10 gallon shrimp tank has no fish except a oto but they have been dieing lately so im trying to figure out whats killing them.
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check your nitrAtes/Ites - theyre extremely deadly

thats the root to all my shrimp problems. although i think alot of people kill their first batch of shrimp. its all in the learning process to become a successful shrimper
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yea i did a big water change last week and i have not seen any dead shrimps since.
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quick update
i just got 4 more rummy nose tetras and a flying fox

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