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My new 20 gallon – starting off!

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    Hi all,

    Getting started, and have decided to run with a 20 gallon (23.75″ x 12.62″ x 19.75″) aquarium.  Am thinking of doing 2 Pygmy (Sparkling) Gourami, 6 Kuhlii Loaches, and 6 X-ray Tetras.  Possibly once the aquarium is established adding 1 GBR.  Probably do black sand as the substrate and have some live plants like Windelov, Green Crypt, and Weeping Moss on some driftwood and probably a moss ball or 2.  What do you think?  oh, my water from the tap is about  7.38-7.79 ph based on my city reports and hardness 97 to 116 ppm or 5.4 to 6.5 dH if I’m reading it right.

    I also want to add some snails and/or shrimps to help containe algae and keep it clean; any suggestions based on my community?  I know some will get eaten most likely, but I also know snails/shrimp can reproduce well too…

    Final thing, I got this tank, https://www.aqueon.com/products/aquarium-starter-kits/ascent-frameless-led-kits (the 20 gallon).  It has a black back; will that help prevent algae bloom?  I’m trying to decide where to put it and by an east window would be nice; there’s a building that blocks morning sun, but it does shine through for an hour or so in the late morning.

    Any help/suggestions/critism is most welcome.  Thanks!

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