I'm thinking that the stock would be:
10-12 Dwarf rasboras (probably brigittae or maculatus)
8-10 of only one of the six species listed above (with CPDs and glowlight danios as possibilities)
4-6 scarlet badis
5-6 banded dwarf loaches (found at least one online source)
maybe 8-10 shrimp
34 or so tiny fish maximum and if I choose the right mix of top dwellers, mid-water, and bottom dwellers, they should be able to find their own space.
This tank would be heavily planted and would have driftwood as you suggested. Filter would be either a sponge or small internal. Lighting would be subdued - came across a plant capable LED with great timing options that I think would be perfect.
See any problems with this arrangement? After reading a little more, the glowlight danios seem like they would work after all, any thoughts?
sounds really nice. Wish i could get those fish locally. We want pictures when it's set up by the way...