MatticusRexxor Posted September 28, 2021 Share Posted September 28, 2021 (edited) Hello, Recently my sister told me that she wanted to get a small aquarium for her young daughters. Helping her do research got me thinking about getting an aquarium of my own for the first time since I was in college. This time around I'm trying to avoid the mistakes I made last time, like spending too much money on filter cartridges and not including an air stone. I'd also like to give live plants a try. I was hoping for any advice, and it would be awesome if anyone could answer any questions I had. Here is the build I'm looking at: I'm probably going to go with a 20 gallon high tank. The area I've chosen could technically fit a 29, but it wouldn't leave a ton of room for maintenance. For filtration I was looking at a Lee's Triple Flow Corner Filter as the primary filter, with an Aquarium Co-op Sponge Filter either paired with it or just cycled for if/when I need to quarantine. Air supply is up in the air, as it were. Would two of the Co-op USB pumps be enough for that filter setup, or would I need something more powerful? Noise is a consideration, as the tank will be in my room. I'd like to have live plants that are forgiving and relatively low maintenance. For stocking, I'm leaning towards Zebra Danios and Cory Cats, possibly with one or more Nerite Snails as clean up crew. Is there a special kind of food for the snails? Would Corys work if I had foreground groundcover plants? Is there a "centerpiece" fish that would work with those tankmates? Any thoughts or advice would be most welcome. Edited September 28, 2021 by MatticusRexxor 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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