I have recently decided I wanted to get into aquariums and I believe I have pretty much over thought the process.
Anyways I recently purchased a used 35 gallon tank. It has sat empty for a few weeks(still does). The guy selling it also threw in some gravel but I don't believe it has been used for quite a long time. I have found a local lfs store that I think will be the place I purchase everything and they seem to be a wealth of knowledge. Definitely puts petco and other box stores to shame.
I would like a peaceful, planted community tank. So far I have decided that I would like a school of 3 or 4cory Cats and a (6+)school of some type of Danio's. Other than that I am on the fence. I think my tank can handle another schooling fish. The local lfs said that I could go with either Tetra's or some non aggressive barbs. I would rather go with something that aren't tetra's because I would like a different shape then the Danio's. From what I know they look around the same, if I am wrong feel free to tell me.
Would my tank be able to handle 3 types of schooling fish?
Would there be a fish that I can put there in as a loner that would work well in the tank? From what I have seen betta's might not like the active tank, red tailed sharks are too aggressive and could be territorial, BGK's are aggressive and get bigger than my tank can handle, etc.
I have a million questions but I will leave it at here for now. Thanks for any advice.