Stocking thoughts 75 gallon.
I'm looking for some stocking ideas. Currently my 75 gallon is running an ac 110 and a sunsun 302 canister. The listed flow rate on the ac 110 is 500 gph and the sunsun is 264 gph. Clearly the actual flow rate is lower I am guessing by about half which would put me at 382 gph total on the high end. My stocking is the following:
Australian Rainbows - 10
Serpae Tetras - 9
Synodontis Euptera (featherfin syno) - 2
Oto's - 3
The Syno's don't really hold up with my vision of the tank but they are a holdover from this tank's previous life (African Cichlid tank) and have worked out OK surprisingly. They occasionally uproot some plants and will get a little territorial with each other over one particular piece of driftwood but they leave everyone else in the tank alone. Currently I only have the one 4 foot tank and would not put them in anything smaller so for now they are here to stay. They also are a very cool looking fish so they have that working for them.
First off in relation to fish load how much more room do you think I have for stocking? AQAdvisor has me at 189% Filtration and a stocking level of 77%. Which would mean I could add one of the following
up to 10 congos
up to 15 rummynose
up to 20 cardinals
while staying under the 100% stocking mark and over 135% filtration for the selected species. Obviously AqAdvisor is just a guide so I definitely want to run the stock list past some other people first before adding any additonal fish.
Secondly if you were to add fish what fish would you choose? As you can see I am leaning towards schoolers or shoalers but would definitely be open to other suggestions. I am hesitant to add bottom dwellers with the syno's as much as I would love some cory's or loaches I am afraid the syno's might get territorial with them. Another option would be 4 or 5 boesmani's to add to the other rainbows. Thanks for reading and any thoughts will definitely be appreciated as I would love to get some other ideas that I am not thinking about.