Hmmm, my tank is one week into cycling so I know it will be at least 2 or 3 weeks before any decent amount of fish can be added but its really hard to not think about what to put in there....
50 gallon long (48" wide, 19" tall)
Will be heavily planted as soon as shipment arrives
Substrate: 40lbs eco-complete on bottom, 40lbs pea gravel on top
temp: 80 F
Filter: AquaTech 30-60 with sponge intake; thinking about adding an aquaclear 70 as well
Water Changes: one per week ideally, no more than 2; local water is known for big fluctuations in parameters so the fewer the changes the better
Ideally I wanted some angels and then a few other fish to provide some interest. So I was thinking:
Angelfish - no wild, tank raised only
Corydoras - Sterbai seemed to handle my tank conditions the best
Tetras - keeping with suggestions on profiles and other threads I've narrowed down the choices to black phantom, rosy, and lemon. Not sure whether to get a lot of one kind or a little of each. I love all the tetras narrowing down to 3 was so hard
Bolivian Ram - wasn't sure if tank was going to be stable enough for a pair though
With the exception of the rams everything is a shoaling fish and needs to be in groups. Not sure how many of each to get to have a good balance.
Of course this is assuming I am able to get pH and dGH acidic enough, soft enough and stabilized to play nice with these fish.
Thanks in advance for all your help and suggestions.
Thoughts, suggestions, criticisms?