Hey everyone, well I finally finished the cycle on my new 58g (36x18x21). Now time to start stocking and getting serious on the aquascape, but I think my plans might be too heavy for this tank. So i need a few sugestions.
The tank will be moderately to heavily planted, filter is a trickle style holding an extra 6-8 gallons depending on how full it is, not sure on the flow rate of the pump, but it is enough to cause a small amount of current in the tank. I transfered a few fish into it already:
2 M. Boesemani
5 Serpae Tetra
1 lonlely Zebra (will be removed soon)
1 lonley Red Eye Tetra (though he seems to be schooling with the Boesemanis. He is about 4 years old, so pretty close in size to the young bows) My plan thus far:
8-10 Serpae Tetra
8-10 Lemon Tetra
5-6 M. Boesemani (5 if I currently have a m/f pair, 6 if I have 2 males)
1 Pleco Up for thought:
Clean up crew (any thoughts? Ive got one corydora in one of my 10g that could use some mates)
Leave the Red Eye (He has been on his own and with me for 4 years, its hard to think about taking him out)
I really want some Cardinal Tetras, but I'm pretty sure the Boesemani would eat these once they were full grown.
Will these fish overcrowd this tank? Is there enough swiming area for these fish? I would think the bio load would be ok since I plan on moving many plants into the tank once I can find the appropriate river rocks I've been lookig for.
Thoughts? Sugestions? Relentless criticism? All welcome, and greatly appreciated!