Well, the loach motel has been running for a year and a half now, and is nice and heavily planted, with two cannisters running (a Magnum 350 and an Eheim 2215). I've got 3 Weather loaches, 5 Angelicus Loaches, A Checkerboard Sand Loach, a Bristlenosed Pleco, and 8 Red Eye tetras. There are a ton of caves in there - 5 flowerpots topped with slate, and some leaning slate, making probably a dozen or more separate places for bottom dwellers to snuggle.
In any case, by my calculations (and my BBA issues) I am understocked here.
The current plan is to bump the Angelicus Shoal to 7 and add another pair of Sand Loaches. However, the Sand Loaches are thin on the ground and hard to come by, and both the Sand and Angelicus stay out of sight quite a bit, and they're both about 10 bucks a fish. So I am thinking some other options.
First option: Up the angelicus shoal to 7, return the sand loach to the LFS, and get another 8 Red Eyes. They do make a nice little school.
Second Option: Leave everything the way it is and add a pair of Kribs.
Third Option: Again lose the Sand Loach, add the Angelicusses, and Add a Shoal of 6 to 8 Dwarf Chain Loaches (and I was whinging about the price of Angelicusses?)
Last Option: Add another 8 Angelicus Loaches and lose the Sand Loach again.