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20 long sub tropical suggestions

I'm looking to do a 20 gallon long, subtropical setup. I want to do a stream type look. With the filter intake on one end and the fill on the opposite. To create a stream like flow. Mostly river Rock substrate, with some black sand. Light planting. Just some java ferns and maybe a few as anubias nana.
Fish would be white cloud mtn minnows, which I already have.

What I'm wondering is what is a good canister filter for my set up?

What is a good light? Doesn't have to be very strong.

Who is a good supplier of a 20 long?

And what other fish, preferably a bottom fish could I have in there? It will be unheated, which the winter means around 60, but can go up or down 10 degrees.

Thanks guys!
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Ddwarf sag and val also look good in a set up like that! Otherwise I would suggest Borneo loach or hillstream loach. They do better in colder water since they originate from highlands and because it has a higher dissolved o2 content. In the way of the filter, just go with one stronger than the recommended or add a powerhead.
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