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First off, I am new to this website and this is my first post! I just got a 29 gallon tank and started cycling it with 3 clown loaches on Tuesday (April 16) (I already know they will get way too big and i plan on trading them in to my LFS in about a year or less. I got them before I read enough about them lol). Anyways, once the tank is cycled I want to get about 3-4 glass catfish. Other than that I like Black Skirt Tetras, Neon Tetras, Veil Angelfish, Red Wag Swordtails, etc. I LOVE the Tiger Barbs but I dont think i can get many other types of these fish with them. I like the schooling fish and dont necessarily need a centerpiece fish but I do like the Angelfish. My concern is overstocking since its a 29 gallon tank. (30x13x18). Any advice as to how I can maximize the amount of the above mentioned species in the tank would be appreciated. (I would be ok with 1 or 2 mollies or some guppies also, but not a big fan of Gourami's.). Extra considerations, I am trying live plants. Low light plants with a 6700K 20 watt life-glo bulb. Java Ferns, Sword plant and i'm open to suggestions for more. Not looking to heavily plant but a good amount would be nice.
 

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Thanks Byron. I am thinking about returning the Loaches. Also, I posted a report of the water near me and hopefully someone on here can make sense of it. The planted tank looks great! Can you tell me some of the plants in there?
 

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Thanks for both explaining the water quality report and the plants Byron. That was a bigger help to a beginner like me than you probably realize. I am now curious what Izzy and others think about stocking my tank.
 

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If I got 7 Glass Catsfish and 7-8 Cardinal Tetra, A) would that work out ok? & B) Is there room for 1 more species of fish? Even if it is a single fish?

Also, The water Sprite wont block my other plants from getting enough light will it? What size should I keep it trimmed too?
 

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One other question about the water sprite. I have my tank filled to the bottom of the trim right now, leaving about an inch from the water to the light. Do I need to empty some water out to accomodate these plants? How far do they stick out of the water?
 
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