Thought I'd toss up a thought I had to get some opinions.
40 gallon corner tank
rena xp2 filter with spraybar and surface skimmer intake
CO2 somewhere on the yellow side of green by drop checker (2-3 bps)
Getting into EI dosing, currently using up the Seachem pre-made stuff before buying dry ferts.
High light overall, the tank is 20 inches deep, so I currently have 3 lights at an 8 hour period total (1 finnex planted plus in the back, BML dutch planted at 70% dimmed in the middle, and a finnex monster ray on the front to give the cardinals and red plants that extra pop of color)
1 female opaline gourami
3 sterbei corys
12 rummynose tetra
12 cardinal tetra
Also 3 nerites and a respectable amount of bladder snails (not over-run, but they're noticeable).
Fairly well planted, mostly stems so they're fast growers, maybe I'll add a picture when I get home.
I've posted about my female opaline gourami before, her being extremely shy. She's a little more comfortable now, I'm happy to report.
She will still hide in the back corner if I'm staring into the tank but will come out if I don't move too quickly.
Anyway, I've been contemplating getting some more fish, but I worry I'm approaching my limit. My thoughts were towards a pair of german blue rams (I'm in Irvine and there's a breeder down in Escondido I'd be willing to drive down to and pick up a good pair).
Any opinions on compatibility with the gourami, over-stocking the tank, or poor life choice in getting these fish?
Thanks for reading and your feedback.