20 Gallon Planted Tank Build :)

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Did my best to plant this tank! It's fully cycled now. Any suggestions will be very helpful! It's my first planted tank over 10 gallons. I've always kept cichlids before. I also got some little snails around the tank i assume came with the plants. Aare they okay to just leave in there?
 

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Looking good!
As long as those snails keep to the algae and not the plants, they should be fine.
The single best advice I can give you is keep nitrates low. Algae can easily take over a planted tank and ruin all your hard work. Monitor it closely!
GOOD LUCK!!
 

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Neon tetras or cardinal tetras might be good. Cardinals are a bit more expensive than the neons and the more popular between the two. I personally like neon tetras more than cardinal tetras. They are pretty active, but you will need to get a school of at least 4 to 5.
 
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King o´ Angelfish said:
Looking good!
As long as those snails keep to the algae and not the plants, they should be fine.
The single best advice I can give you is keep nitrates low. Algae can easily take over a planted tank and ruin all your hard work. Monitor it closely!
GOOD LUCK!!
i was wondering, my filter, which s an aqueon 20, blows my plants around a lot on the one side. Will this bother/hurt them at all?
 

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It may just make it harder for them to grow/thrive. What is the water flow on it?
 
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i think it's 125 gph. But its a 20 long tank so not very deep. Or tall
 

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Mike1995 said:
i was wondering, my filter, which s an aqueon 20, blows my plants around a lot on the one side. Will this bother/hurt them at all?
Naw, I have 4 powerheads in a 40. I had lots of flow. Plants did fine. Its more the fish you would worry about in a high low tank.
 
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