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I started a mini tank, 10 gallons, after I found this forum and am now moving up to a 38 gallon Geneva Series by All-Glass.

First question: I know the rule is 1" of fish per gallon but how do you factor in ornaments? I would like to get several larges pieces that do have "swim thrus" plus plastic plants but don't want to crowd out my fish for swimming space.

Second question: Does anyone prophylactically treat for disease upon arrival of new fish? Obviously other than cycle fish. With my first tank I bought platys and on day three I had columnaris and lost a fish.

I'm planning on assorted platys, cardinal tetras and cherry red shrimp for this tank and may add one other species.

Thanks for your help!
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