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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Help me decide!

Hi, guys I need some help on deciding on what to get. Here's my problem I plan on getting a new tank and can't decide. Also where can I get some acrylic leg so I can hang my Finnex ray II?

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20 Gallon Long
Co2: Aquatek
Substate: ADA? or something else help me decide?
Lights: Finnex Ray II Led 24 inches (Would this be ok?)
Filter: A canister (Help me choose)

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40 Breeder
Co2: Aquatek
Substate: ADA? or something else help me decide?
Lights: Finnex Ray II Led 36 inches (When it comes out) (Would this be ok?)
Filter: A canister (Help me choose)
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I'd vote for the 40 breeder with miracle gro organic topped with some gravel, the new finnex and a aquatop CF500
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I'd do the 40 as well, and I like the substrate idea as well
I have no idea about the lighting though, and I've only ever used Eheim as my filter, which is a great filter but the flow in the tank is less than stellar so you'd want a pump of sorts if you went this route
what kinda fish/plants are you thinking about doing?

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40g here as well. If an option involves a size, I'd always go for the bigger one. In fact I'd max out the size depending on the space where the tank is going. If I could fit an 8ft tank in a particular area, that's what I'd prepare for. Big tanks=stable tank in most cases. More maintenance sometimes but you can set up the level of degree how you'd like meaning, Low tech-Very High tech.

Ultimately you have to have a vision of what you want to stock. Fish,plants and your intent for them. Start by knowing how big of a tank can you deal with. Now if one is just beginning the hobby I think 20-40g are good sizes. Alot of newcomers start with 10g. Alot of problems can happen here. There is a smaller margin for error the smaller the tank with the bio load.
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hmm, well I plan on stocking the tank with 2-3 Boesemani rainbow, School of cardinal tetra, and a clean up crew and of the course the tank is going to be heavily planted.
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Boesemanis should be kept in a school of 6 IMO.
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So, I just picked up the 40 gallon breeder
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