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  1. #1
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    Help stocking a 20H

    Hi,
    My 20H has final finish cycling.
    I wonder what I should stock the tank with.
    What are some recommandations(number of fish,cleaning crew,etc)?
    Thanks

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    For cleaning crew, one hermit crab/snail per gallon is the general rule of thumb (ie. total = 20).
    For fish, that's personal preference. For me, I have a 20g at work and I have the following:
    2 clown fish (false percs)
    1 yellow-tail blue damsel
    1 cleaner shrimp
    1 yellow watchman goby
    1 pistol shrimp
    snails/hermit crabs

    I find that is plenty in a 20g.

    How much liverock in your tank? And does it have a skimmer? The answers to these questions will also impact the amount/type of fish that you can keep.

    PS. Welcome to Aquaria.ca
    Regards,
    Patrick.
    Ottawa (Orleans), Ontario
    Yahoo IM: pwallnfld

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    I have about 20lbs of liverock.
    I been thinking of getting a protein skimmer, may get one later around early july.
    I thinking of 20snails/hermit
    2 false perc clowns
    1 firefish
    1 peppermint shirmp.
    Think this will work?

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    that would work great. make sure you have something to cover your aquarium though. firefish are jumpers. i've always liked cleaner shrimp too for disease control.

    Tim
    20g long, 110w PC lighting, 1x ac301, prizm skimmer, 40lbs lr, 2" SSD, black false perc clownfish, lubbock's wrasse, hi fin antennae goby w/ pistol shrimp, softies, LPS, SPS

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