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20 Gallon green neon and pseudomugil tank


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I had another journal for this tank but it became cluttered with my journals for my other tanks do I am going to make one just to talk about this one.

This 20 Gallon high is my oldest tank I currently have. The setup date was may 2022. 
 

This tank has had two main phases over the last two years but here is how it is setup right now:

Filtration: Fluval 107 + crappy amazon sponge filter.

Lighting: Aquaneat 24” led,

Heater: nicrew 100w heater

Substrate: mixture of stoney river white sand and carib sea supernaturals with mesh zipper-bagged fluval stratum

Hardscape: Driftwood, river rocks and petco lava rocks.

Current Planting: Crypt wendtii which all grew from one, a little bit of remaining saggitaria subulata, random anubias, windelov fern, wisteria (new), dwarf aquarium lily (new), and an amazon sword.

Stock list: 10x Red neon blue eye, 10x Green neon, 5x Kuhli loach, 4x male guppy, 4x beckford’s pencilfish.

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This is my very favorite fish in the whole tank. It is the biggest male guppy I have ever seen, and probably the largest fish in this tank.

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Whole tank shot. I used to have a jungle in here but I like the more sparsely planted look a bit better.IMG_3263.jpeg.cc78f85f047d4f2c93bcb6e29693da43.jpeg

This picture shows my green neon and my one neon guppy. The green neons are really good looking and I think they are almost full size now.IMG_3264.jpeg.d115afa66f11b9af82d880f555ffef95.jpeg

Feeding frenzy. The boring grey fish are my luminatus blue eyes which should look really cool when they grow but are still tiny.IMG_3261.jpeg.144622336f8271d0dc72406ed50bfc4e.jpeg

Here is a mixed shoal of where you can see the elusive Pencilfish.

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On 4/6/2024 at 9:53 PM, Guppysnail said:

Mine are in my face beggars 🐷 all day. If they don’t warm up maybe add just a few more.

Nice tank. 

Mine used to be, but since they suffered the trauma from the apistos they havent come out much.

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I’m having some trouble with cloudy water after I removed the sponge filter. I can’t add the sponge filter back now because I am using it in QT. This tank has an aquaclear 30 and fluval 107 right now.

I did a big waterchange and here is how it looks now.IMG_3346.jpeg.72bcaced265984eb371160899c148a5c.jpeg

I also added another sword from QT.

I got a red thicklip gourami for this tank. The other fish I was considering was an A. cacatoides but I decided on the gourami because I though this tank might be too small and the apisto might be agressive.

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