20 Gallon tank!

TylerLovesFish

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I plan on getting a 20 Gallon tank in 2 weeks. Any stocking ideas? If these fish survive this 3 Gallon tank, I hope to already have 2 guppies, 2 white clouds, a ghost shrimp, and a mystery snail. Here it is:

It is $85 at the local store. It has a heater, net, filter, lighting, thermometer, and also comes with conditioner and food.

I will also have a stand for it.

Also what should I do with the 3 gallon tank? I was thinking either a quarantine tank or a shrimp tank, or snail tank.
 
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How much of a water change? as I said I hope to get the 20 Gallon as soon as possible, will probably move them when I get it, mostly because the cycling of the 20 gallon would be better than what they are in now.
 

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You need a test kit too if you don't have one. Stay on top of it. Once your tank is cycled it is less important to test all the time. Honestly after my tank is cycled to a month or so i dont ever test. I just monitor the tanks with my eyes. I havent had a death in any of my tanks in a year except for my guppies which caught some disease and all died while my other fish were fine.

Wouldnt what stress them out more?
having clean water? no that is a good always
 
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how fast and how many tanks do you have?

My male guppies would nip each others fins so they look better to the ladies
 
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Well, I had a bowl. then I moved to the 3 Gallon. One died of it after ALL of his fin rotted away. Now one has it and he has a big rip in his fin from it and the end if beginning to fray. It has been about 3 weeks since the other one died.
 

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well no for sure but ammonia and maybe no air stone could be your main culprit there. u shouldn't keep guppies in a bowl without filtration.

In my experience guppies are the most prone to disease and death. I don't question when they die ( mostly because if you have 1 female you will have 1,000,000 guppies eventually)
 
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He is in the 3 Gallon with a filter along with a new buddy. I don't mean to ignore this topic, but could we go back to what this thread was originally about? I mean, what should I do with the 3 gallon once I get the 20 Gallon?
 

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What do you mean not big enough? A pair of ADFs would be perfect for your 3 gallons. You could throw in a snail, shrimp, or a couple of small ottos.
 
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To my 20 gallon tank:

I wanted to have a "forest lake/river" theme to it. I was wondering what you guys suggested for beginners to have for that theme, such as plants and fish.
 
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