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17 to 30 Gallons
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Please Vote Now
We have 5 awesome tanks entered in Fishforums' April 2024 Tank of the Month contest featuring tanks sized at 17 to 30 Gallons. View all the tanks and descriptions below and then go to poll at the top of this thread, click on your choice for TOTM, and then click the "Cast" button.

Please DO NOT post any comments about any specific entry in this thread...such posts will promptly be deleted. You are not allowed to update your entry picture or video once voting has started.

Please Note:
Any attempt to influence competition results, other than by casting your allocated vote, is not permitted and may result in your entry being removed and / or further action being taken. You are not allowed to have friends or family join TFF for the main purpose of voting for you. This is a public poll so source of votes can be viewed.

Winner will be awarded a neat "Tank of the Month Winner" banner in their profile area and will be featured in a "TOTM Winner" thread for all to see and to comment on. Winner will also be added to our TOTM WALL OF FAME

You are allowed to change your vote if you wish.
This poll will end on April 14th at 4:15 PM ET (US).
 
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Aqueon 20 gallon long
20lbs Imaginarium black silica sand substrate
Tetra Whisper IQ 20 gallon filter
Aqueon glass top
Aquaneat LED (color temperature 6500 kelvin, lumen 1800)
YukiHalu 100 W heater
Plants: dwarf Sagittaria, Java fern, Anubias, Amazon Sword, Cryptocoryne Wendti.
Cholla wood, assorted stones, resting Buddha
Livestock: Two gold sailfin mollys, M and F; 8 red coral teacup platys, 1 mystery snail.
 
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This is the first aquaruim I started back in 2022.
I started without plants and I've gradually tried adding different ones and let the ones that do well grow out.
The current livestock is not the same as what it started with.
Recently battled cyanobacteria but it's looking much better now.
Tank: Aqueon Standard 20 gallon
  • Age: 1 year 10 months
  • Substrate: Small pebbles mixed with black gravel
  • Plants:
    • Submerged: Java Fern, Vallisneria, Amazon Sword, Moss on the driftwood, couple others not sure what they are called
    • Emersed: Goldon Pothos, Lucky Bamboo
  • Hardscape: Couple pieces of small drift wood & rock
  • Filter: HOB Tetra Whisper IQ 20 filter with AQUANEAT Aquarium Bio Sponge Filter Media Pad
  • Heater: Small Submersible Aquarium Heater, Adjustable (100 Watts)
  • Lighting: NICREW SkyLED Plus Aquarium Plant Light
  • Fish: 1 Angelfish
  • Snails: 8 Nerite snails
  • Other hardware: Small airstone bar
 
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20 Aqueon that is still under construction. This is a first effort at trying to focus on Aqua scaping.

Currently a TopFin 20 sponge filter that was seeded for about 4 weeks. Also, a bag of media that hung out at the bottom of a cycled tank for an equal period.

Rocks were picked up at the local brook and wood is from a Lilac that was destructed by a fallen tree a year ago. Lilac was boiled, debarked, boiled again, oven dried and then burnished with a torch.

Heater will be a 100 watt TopFin that is still in the box. Current temp is 73 degrees, (room Temp).

This tank will house a current crop of guppy fry currently living a 10-gallon Aqueon. They are currently two weeks old and will be moved when this tank has cycled using the Dr Tim method.

Plants are mostly silk, one vinyl if I remember correctly and the moss balls plastic. Linda and I are not ready for the live plant life yet. Baby steps.
 
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90L (60x40x40cm)
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The tank was set up on 31st Jan 2024 as a home for my sawbwa fry that I bred. Most plants/equipment were from other tanks, allowing me to add fish quickly, but I have been suffering from algae problems since the start-up. The main types are hair algae, staghorn, and little groups of blue-green algae. 10% weekly water change and no added ferts. Overall plants are doing well and growing slowly.

Inhabitants
13x sawbwa resplendens (10 female, 3 male) :fish:
11x red cherry shrimp
∞ x pond snail


Plants
Rotala rotundifolia H'ra
Hygrophila corymbosa compact
Cryptocoryne usteriana
Cryptocoryne undulatus
Cryptocoryne wendtii brown
Cryptocoryne parva
Staurogyne repens
Rotala Indica
Ludwigia Super red
Myriophyllum mattogrossense
Bolbitis heudelotii
Ceratophyllum demersum
Hygrophila corymbosa (Siamensis 53B)
Elodea densa
Crinum calamistratum
Nymphea Tiger Lotus red
Anubias congensis
Anubias nana
Water Lettuce
Duckweed
Limnobium laevigatum (Amazon frogbit)
Peace Lily (emersed)


Equipment

Allpondsolutions 60cm Fish Tank - 90L

Allpondsolutions PLED-510 LED light

NICREW Internal Aquarium Filter for Small Tank 40-80L

Aqua One Quartz Glass Heater 100W

 
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This is my 20 Gallon! I first gained interest in fishkeeping last fall, and I’ve had this tank since November.

Tank Specs:
20 Gallon Long
Fluval HOB filter with pre-filter sponge

Stocking:
3 painted platies: Julian (M), Susan (F), and Gertrude (F), plus at least one fry
3 Zebra danio
2 White cloud mountain minnow
2 Otocinclus
1 Pygmy Cory (looking to get more obviously)
3 Cherry shrimp (also looking to get more)
Too many ramshorn snails (currently trying to lose)
My LFS now has Tiger Limia, getting some of those soon? :hmm:

Plants:
Gold Ribbon
Amazon sword “ocelot”
Crypts
Java moss
Bamboo (new!)
Red root floaters (new!)

You can find my journal thread for this tank here.
 

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