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Thread: 20Gal stocking

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    So I got a message from a friend today selling a 20gal with lights and a nice stand for $40. I would like a chichlid stock of some sort but have no clue what would be suitable. Also was wondering if I could skip the cycling proccess by transfering some bacteria from my two cycled AC 50's to a new filter.

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    You could go with some dwarf cichlids from South America. Or some shell dwelling cichlids from Lake Tanganyika in Africa. Do some research and see which ones you might like.

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    20 gallons is a bit small for cichlids but I'm no expert.
    Transferring some filter material from a running cycled tank to a new established tank will give you beneficial bacteria in the new tank right away. How much? That depends on how much filter media you introduce. I have had good luck taking one of two existing filters off the established tank and transferring the whole filter to the new tank then putting stock in it shortly after. Is it bullet proof? No, you still need to monitor for ammonia and be prepared to do some large water changes should the ammonia begin to show on your test equipment. But for the most part, it works well for starting a new tank slowly with stock.
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    Thanks guys, I was thinking of going with a pair of blue rams and some type of tetras. not sure how many.

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    some tetras would be good or some pencilfish will also make good dither fish for your rams and are a little different than your average tetra. They are both typically backwater amazon fishes, I'm thinking of adding some to my 20 g high planted

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    Is it a 20g Long, or high. 20g long would be great for a pair of rams and say 10 cardinal tetras (or rummey nose tetras) there is actually a bunch of options for those. Just make sure whatever you get stays small

    Make sure you do some low light plants (java fern, anubius, and a few others would be great). Add a few flat stones, and the rams will be very happy

    EDIT: Make sure you wait until the tank is 100% stable before adding the rams, add the tetras first

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    Hey thanks for the information everyone. Duncanc365 I might get some Coral Red Pencilfish they are very nice looking fish. Hardy It is a 20gal long and I will definitely be adding some of the decor your recommended. I just hope that my LFS can order in these fish.

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    The pencil fish would go nicely in there with a pair of rams.They are such nice looking fish I don't understand why they aren't more readily available. But, unless you plan on having the tank densely planted, I'm not sure you should try them. It's up to you. But they probably won't be cheap if you can find them. They also do better in a PH lower the 7. Keep your tank covered too. They like to jump.

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    you could get some kribensis to (if you decide not to go with the rams)

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    Thanks for the information Kim92 I have researched the species and would love to try them. I took a trip to my LFS today and asked the employee if they could order me in any fish. Asked for Blue Rams, witch she said they usually have them in stock. As well as Purple Pencil Fish (Have changed my mind) she said they have had variety's of Pencil Fish in before and was going to look into getting the Purple Pencilfish. Hopefully she will be able to get them in.

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