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Hi, im new to planted aquariums and a few days ago i bought my first freshwater tank it is 20G (24 x 13 x 17 inches) it comes with a fluorecent lamp (one bulb) and now i have 8 guppies 3 java fern 1 Broadleaf anubias and 7 Egeria densa. i use Fluorite sustrate my filter is Aquaclear 50.

My questions are. How many fish do you recommend me to have and what?

It is a low tech tank and i dont add CO2 so what lightning is better??

28 Watts T5 Normal Output---if this i would buy 2 of them (56 total watts, 2.8 wpg)

48 watts T5 High Output------ if this i would buy only one (48 total watts, 2.4 wpg)

65 watts Powercompact-------if this i would buy only one(65 total watts, 3.25 wpg)

And what plants do you recommend me to start??

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I couldnt find a PC for freshwater aquarium. so i ordered 2 lamps, coralife aqualight T5 normal output 28 watts each a total of 56 Watts

What plants could i have with this lights?? (no CO2)

and how many fish can i have in a 20G planted aquarium (i already have 8 guppies)

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but what are the easiest plants to care??

i want a community aquarium. now i have 7 guppies. i lost one today :( it was sucked by my filter.
do you think i can have 8 guppies and 8 tetras?

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very helpful, what do you think about these to start:

Bacopa australis
Ceratophyllym demersum
Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Hygrophila polysperma
Hygrophila sp. 'Tiger'
Lagarosiphon major
Microsorum pteropus
Microsorum pteropus 'Tropica'
Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'
Taxiphyllum barbieri
Utricularia gibba

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Photos!!

the day of the mounting:



time later, when the water cleared:









Today i add some new plants and tomorrow im adding some otos and cories











What do you thing am i going on the right way??

thanks!
 
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