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OK. I have a 20 gallon tank in my livingroom. It use to have a whole bunch of Harlequin Rasboras in it, but algae just overuled. I put all ym fish in ym 33 gallon upstairs and restarted my 20 gallon. I was thinking about putting tons of plants in it, such as la
I was just wondering if anyone else had any ideas for me or tips.
|Posted 27-Sep-2007 02:46|
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The Betta would love a tank that size. I would consider 20+ Cardinal Tetras, 2-4 Khuli Loaches, at least 4 Ottos and a small CAE then transfer him to a larger tank when he gets bigger.
With the Ottos the tank MUST be established first with a little algae on the DW and plants.
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|Posted 27-Sep-2007 04:50|
Does the tank in your living room get a lot of direct light? That could be part of the algae problem. Heavily planting the tank would help a little with the algae as well. How often do you do water changes and how much do you change?
|Posted 27-Sep-2007 06:51|
EDIT: Oh yean, umm will my beta be fine with my shrimp because the neons are to fast for the beta, but my shrimp on the other hand are quite slow...
|Posted 27-Sep-2007 18:03|
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Shrimp are hit or miss with bettas. Some do fine and occasionally some at least pick on if not eat the shrimp. Depends if you want to take the chance or not.
3g is not much of a water change on a 20g and especially for every 2 weeks unless it's a shrimp only tank. You should probably be doing at least 5g and I change mine weekly at that amount. Do you have a nitrate test kit? A buildup of nitrates(and other things but nitrates are the easiest to test for) will lead to algae. You want to test your nitrates frequently until you know how quickly they increase and do enough water changes to keep them preferably down around 20ppm or less but at the maximum 40ppm. Beyond that the health of the fish will suffer. Also make sure you are removing enough of the fish waste. If your gravel is dirty it's food for the algae and if your feeding the tank heavily like most people do there can be quite a backup of fish waste and leftover food sitting around after 2 weeks.
|Posted 27-Sep-2007 19:48|
ok Sham. I will do a 5 gal change every week.
I never hardly ever over feed my fish, and if i do i take the left over food out after 2 minutes after i put it in.
And yes i have a test kit for ph, nitrate, Kh hardness, Gh, and ammonia.
And my nitrate level is aorund 15 ppm - 20 ppm.
|Posted 27-Sep-2007 22:45|
In my opinion cory's are a better choice than khuli's to keep on the bottom. They do a great job keeping the substrate clean, and are not as shy as khuli's!
|Posted 09-Oct-2007 08:08|
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