Photo #2 - A Different View Closer Up From The Left

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Photo Caption: a different view closer up from the left
20 gallons planted tank (mostly live plants and fish) - Full front showing literally everything
fish tank picture - a different view closer up from the left

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State: New Jersey
Country: United States
Description: Dimensions: 24"L x 12"W x 20"H; Aqueon Single Tube Fluorescent Full Spectrum Strip-Light; (2) 20g rated Top Fin HOB Filters (with extra floss to slow current creating flow); Marineland 100-watt stick-on-glass heater; 3" flat stone air stone
Advice: 1) You can never over filter your tank. Get filtration for twice the volume of your tank and rig something up using filter floss to slow the current from the output so you don't create a whirlpool in your tank for the fish to constantly stress themselves swimming against. Don't change the filter media. Just rinse it out monthly in TANK WATER in a bucket when you do your monthly big water change. 2) Use live plants that anchor well after planting. 3) Aside from the occasional medicine (which I thankfully have never had to use)...the only products that you need are Seachem PRIME for water treatment and Seachem STABILITY which is a bacteria starter that actually works and can be used to help maintain your bio filter. 4) Feed every other day for six weeks after stocking and no more than six inches of fish per two weeks. 25% water change every other day during stocking and cycling. 5) Test the water (often). Know the water. LIVE the water! 6) 25% water change weekly. 75% with light gravel vacuum monthly. 7) Algae is for the birds unless you have algae eating fish. Subdue the lighting with strips of cheap packing tape on the hood glass under the lamp and keep the tank away from direct sunlight.
Fish Kept: 10 Neon Tetras (Mixed Sex) 6 Harlequin Rasboras (Mixed Sex) 6 Julii Corydoras (Mixed Sex) 1 Dwarf Flame Gourami (Male) 1 Tequila Sunrise Male Guppy (Male)
Corals/Plants: Mostly assorted arrows, some cabomba, and wisteria
Tank Size: 20 gallons
Quote: There's two best days in a fishkeeper's life: The day he buys a tank. And the day he puts it in the attic.
About Yourself: Work in finance, attend law school part-time, my fiancee and I got sick and tired of looking at the empty space next to the television, and after a ton of convincing and research..."it" happened.

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