Aquarium Forum

  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16
  1. #11


    0 Not allowed!
    Yes, I've pretty much ruled out the 2 plecos. I'm definitely gonna do the one though. I'm pretty committed and consistent to water changes and cleaning my aquarium. When my guppies started breeding, I basically gave up on trying to keep it clean because there was so many fish it just got dirty far too quickly. School and work is all I've got on my plate so I can make time pretty easy. I like to have and active and filled aquarium with fish on each level. Not overly full, but that fine line between overstocked and stocked.
    Planted 37 gallon, Low tech, with Cherry Barbs, Cardinal tetras, and red cherry shrimp.

  2. #12


    1 Not allowed!
    Ok, so me and my mom were at Petsmart last night and after some brainstorming, planning, and looking at prices, we've decided that sometime after Christmas I'm going to upgrade to a 37 or 40 gallon. I feel like a 20 is that place in between where you can't put bigger fish in there but the smaller fish look dainty and the tank looks empty. So, since I already have the Ram and the Cardinals, and going to get the pleco soon, (maybe 2 since I would have the bigger tank) Does the addition of a couple/few Boesemani Rainbows sound good to anyone? I've also considered a pair of Anglefish as the addition. As far as their water temperatures and ph levels they are compatible. I'm not sure about behavior though.

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Elgin, Illinois USA

    Awards Showcase

    Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar 
    Happy Easter - fishmommie You stumped me! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on 5,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 For your 3 year anniversary - Boundava Here's to three great years ;-) - steeler58 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 


    0 Not allowed!
    If you have room, get a 40 breeder. It has a larger footprint and will give you way more stocking options than the 37 gal.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gudgeons
    Future 40 Long - Fiery Black Shiners, Panda Garra

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to's about learning to dance in the rain"

  4. #14


    0 Not allowed!
    The only reason I'm doing a 37 instead of a 40, is because I can't find a 40 gallon starter kit, and I much prefer getting a starter kit instead of buying everything separate. My stand is 38"w by 18"d I would like to have atleast a one inch space on each side. The 37 gallon is 30"w by 12"d and 22"h. Compared to my 20 gallon that seems pretty big. Is 3 gallons really going to make that much of a difference when it comes to stocking?

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Awards Showcase

    Have another Cory! - steeler58 Have another Cory! - steeler58 I like shoals. :) - Compass Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 superbowl 2014 - cm12setx 
    Here's to the retired life! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Have another tetra just because ;-) - steeler58 Thanks for the plants! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the rep ;-) - steeler58 


    0 Not allowed!
    It's not the 3 gallons that matter in this case for stocking, it's the footprint of the tank. 38" X 18" is a lot more room than 30" X 12". The extra gallons in the 37 are in the height, but your fish need the room horizontally, not vertically. If you are planting, you'll also appreciate the 16" height of the 40 breeder as opposed to the 22" of the 37 gal.

    One other thing to keep in mind, often the filters that come with kits are not really adequate in size. Especially if you are one to push the stocking a bit, as I do, you will want to replace a kit's filter with a larger one anyway. If you can, look to buy the component parts instead. May be a little more expensive to begin with, but if you do it right you won't be wanting to upgrade filters, lights, etc., later.
    Last edited by SueD; 12-07-2013 at 04:18 PM.

  6. #16


    0 Not allowed!
    I'm going to have to stick with the 37 gallon. The width of my stand is 18 1/2 inches so the 40 would be on the edge and I'm really not comfortable with that. If I did angelfish would the height be more beneficial than the bigger footprint.
    Planted 37 gallon, Low tech, with Cherry Barbs, Cardinal tetras, and red cherry shrimp.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts