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    Hi, i was scheming about a 26 gal tank with a RTBS and a handful of tiger barbs, I was also thinking of adding a pleco. I'm new to fish and don't know much about the pleco and their sizes. If someone has some idea of a good pleco for this tank that'd be great. The decor is probably going to consist of many hiding spots and fake plants.
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    Bristlenose plecos are the best out there in my opinion and experience. I would add a piece of driftwood for any type of pleco, it is part of their diet and the best batural place for them to seek shelter.

    Do you have algae in the tank?
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    Ok, would they get too big for the 26 gal. I dont have a tank at all. How do i make it an algae tank.
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    Sorry, I thought you said "Do you have an algae tank." I got a little confused haha.
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    I would not worry too much about algae, it should come on it's. Extra lighting or a longer lighting period is about the best way IMO.

    Your BN pleco will need other foods other than just algae. You should also feed fresh veggies and sinking waffers as a pleco needs more in their diet than algae.
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    Do you have algae now?
    If so, what is your lighting period?

    No, they will probably not outgrow a 26.
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    good to know that they won't outgrow a 26, all the fish in my future tank seem to like cucumber and I'm planing on getting algae wafers. I don't have the tank but I was planing on getting this one (because it comes with a lot of stuff that I'm going to need): http://www.aqueonproducts.com/produc...uarium-kit.htm
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    I wouldn't get a kit, most of the equipment is cheapo stuff that will need to be replaced.

    Do you have the tiger barbs or shark yet?
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    No, i was gunna get those last. I don't even have my tank.
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    Okay. I wouldn't do the shark in that size tank. I also don't like tiger barbs except in a community of large fish, they can get nippy so I like to keep it safe. There are many barbs and other medium, active community fish.

    You will get more gallons per dollar if you stick with a rectangular tank. Get a standard tank, 30long would be great, AquaClear 70 filter, heater (I would go with the black Aqueon since the Stealths are not safe apparently), go with a sand substrate (I recommend Estes' Ultra Reef, best substrate out there and won't mess with any chemistry). Paint the back. I would do black, but any dark color should work well.
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