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Hallo friends!

My local garden centre recently refurbished their fishhouse and I nabbed one of their old acrylic display tanks for free

It's a weird wedge shaped tank: the bottom dimensions are 24" x 20" and the top is 24" x 14" - its 15" high and the slanted front is 16" long. As far as I can make out from this link: Volume Calculator For Odd Shape Ponds the volume of the tank is 100litres or 26 US Gallons

Working on that, I'm trying to think of what to stock in the thing (once it's cleaned out and cycled of course; I might also use a hacksaw to remove the top and make it into a more accessible lid)

1) I was considering some Neolamprologus Brevis Zaire pairs in the bottom, esp as the footprint is quite big, with maybe a Black Ocellatus and/or a Julidochromis Dickfeldi (if I can find any) or pair

2) I removed some Gertrude's Rainbows from a previous stocking list so I also thought about keeping them with some Threadfin Rainbows

3) I liked the idea of a load of Endler's Livebearers in with maybe 5 black Mollies and some Black Cories (if I could get them) or Peppered Cories, whathaveyou

4) And then I was thinking about a load of Guppies or Endler's with a Krib pair (in case of fry explosions) - I love Kribs but I haven't been able to keep them until now

I wanted some silvertip tetras but I don't think they'd be comfortable enough in that size tank

I just wondered what you guys think of the above and if you had any other ideas about what could go in there. I've already got a Honey Gourami, Sparkling Gourami, Norman's Lampeyes, Corydoras habrosus, Ember Tetras and Peacock Gudgeons lined up for some other tanks, as well as a shrimp tank but I'm not adverse to putting some in this tank as well, I loves me some shrimps.

My water is around 8.0 - 8.4 PH as well, just for reference sake.

Thanks for your help, sorry for the uber post!
 

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I would look into keeping fish that normally stay closer to the substrate, so dwarf cichlids, cories (have you looked into stebai cories or other species rather than the habrosus) catfish.... However, really any fish would work well - providing that its small enough or not a deep bodied fish like angels or discus, where some of the tank volume would almost be wasted. Just remember to stock to the surface area available, rather than the total volume - which will work well, as that means water quality is more stable....
 
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