So when I set up my aquarium (Friday, ~2.5 weeks ago) originally with new gravel/sand, established plants and filter media from a previously established tank, 15-20gal of established water with 30-35gal of new water w/ dechlorinator...
55 gal high tank
Rena XP2 filter w/ DIY CO2 inline diffusor on return
Spray Bar and intake tubes on seperate ends
Heater keeping tank 78* constant
11 Danios (4 Zebra, 4 Pearl, 3 Purple Passion)
Coralife CF 36" 96 watt Light
Started with 2 Zebra Danios after a week of cycling w/ filter,plants, old/new water then added the others over the course of last week.
Tank seems to be doing well for only 2 weeks in, slight ammonia spikes after adding the new fish, but everything seems to be right about 0 otherwise. I'm going to give it another week or so with the current setup, maybe add a few more plants. But here's what all this is working up too:
Here's what I'm looking to eventually stock the tank with, of these which of these would be the best addidtion for 3 weeks in as far as hardiness/resilliance to the cycling fluctuations:
-Blue/Paradise/Honey Gourami (3-4)
-Torpedo/Albino Tiger Barbs (6-8)
-Cory Cats (4-6)
-German Blue Rams (2 - I plan on getting these near last)
-Possibly: 2 Discus or Angelfish or other large fish