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Looking for stocking suggestions

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by feh, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. feh

    feh Guru Class Expert

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    I want to stock this with something thats not so common. Its a 55 gallon with a Rena XP2 so I don't really want to stock it with too much. I don't use CO2 on this tank and I'm only using the 1 T5HO. The top is glass covered so no worries about jumpers. The pic was taken before I made changes to the hardware. I still have the Eheim running on it for now because its driving the flow to my heater until the new one comes. I intend to remove the Eheim and only use the Rena XP2. I am going to put the bio media from the Eheim in the baskets when I cut over to just the Rena. Its been running since last Oct, but the scape is fairly new - about 3 weeks old. Mostly I'm looking for a nice school of something colorful but I'm not looking for your everyday fish such as cardinals, rummy noses, etc. I've thought about coral pencils but looking for other suggestions that would be a nice choice for the given tank / scape.
     
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    School of threadfin rainbows look great in almost anytank imo.
     
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    A school of Congo Tetras or Albino Congo tetras their color is a very vibrant orange, but they are harder to find than the regular Congo's and these will cover mid-tank. Then a mix school of Cory cats for the bottom of the tank, maybe a albino dojo loach or two just to add something different with color as well.
     
  4. feh

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    I've already started stocking... so far there are amano shrimp and silver hatchets. neither rare but hard to get in my area. i'm looking at getting a couple of zebra otos. still haven't decided. thanks though.
     
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    Galaxies maybe? Although I think that coral pencils are a great choice.
     
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    Hmm... *thinks* I was thinking about those before actually. Would definitely make the tank "pop" more so than the golden tetras.
     
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