dangerflower Posted April 23, 2022 Share Posted April 23, 2022 After saying for months now that I absolutely definitely wasn't going to get more fish tanks, I saw a really good deal on a 20 gallon long tank and stand that someone was selling and I'm probably going to go for it 😅 I'm sure this is a relatable feeling for lots of y'all. I'm not planning to actually start setting it up until fall probably. Spring and summer are super busy for me with my garden, and I'm already planning a big project to redo my mini pond. But I want to start daydreaming about stocking this tank! I'm thinking a want to do a botanical style tank, lots of leaf litter and some tannins in the water, and definitely lots of plants. The substrate is going to be sand (which I'm going to need to do some research on because I haven't used sand before). I want to keep it relatively lightly stocked for ease of maintenance. I like th idea of having a few groups of nano fish in there. Some fish options I'm interested in for this are corydoras (I was thinking pygmy corys but it looks like a 20 long could safely house a group of regular sized corys?); Sparkling gouramis; honey gouramis; teeny rasboras like chili or green neon; CPDs; neon or black neon tetras. Obviously I'm not talking about putting all those fish in there! Those are just different options I'm considering. The one I know for sure I want is a group of corydoras. I just think they're so adorable. Would love some help brainstorming different species combinations and stocking amounts for a set up like this. For example, if I wanted to do sparkling gouramis, how many could comfortably be kept in there? Also open to suggestions for other stocking ideas, since this is all very much in the theoretical stage at this point 🙂 I am still a novice fish keeper, so hardy species are preferred. Thanks folks! 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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