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Old 12-24-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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I'm thinking about making my 20 gallon a Southeast Asian biotope aquarium. I've thought about this for a little, and I'm still not sure, so I've decided to get some advice. I've looked over this a lot, and found plenty of plant species that could be viable, such as Crypts, Java moss, Java Fern, among others that are native to SEA. I was thinking about SUDO Bottom Sand for substrate, heavily planted towards the back, and perhaps a piece or two of bogwood with the tannis soaked out of it? Not really looking for tinted water. As for stocking, I'm still looking into it, but I have an outline. Thanks guys, and happy holidays!

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:34 AM   #2
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No one knows anything about Southeast Asia? That's unlikely guys! Come on! I need your opinions!
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:28 AM   #3
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Sounds fun! I understand SEA would be blackwater fish; danios, rasboras, clown loach, gourami, to name a few. Amazon has a book on SEA tropical fish that might be worth a look.
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2 angelfish
4 cherrybarbs
5 cardinal tetras
1 dwarf gourami
3 oto catfish
1 bristlenose pleco
1 crown tail betta
2 rasboras
1 cory cat
a few shrimp
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:37 AM   #4
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there are many of the species of plants and fish from SEA that i really like...i have , over the years , set up several biotopes...
i just don't think that a 20 is big enough to do it right..
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:47 AM   #5
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I've seen it done in a 10, but that's beside the point. My parents got me a bowfront stand by mistake, but thinking of a 36 gal bowfront. Would this work, or still too small.This is as big as my budget will allow.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:14 AM   #6
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You're in luck on that front. Lots of SEA fish just so happen to be the teeny-tiny ones that look very cool, like Celestial Pearl Danios and Microrasboas.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:07 PM   #7
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Nix Southeast Asia... My parents shot down the idea of a 36 gallon...
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