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Old 03-15-2013, 04:08 AM   #1
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How's my stocking list?


Hello,
I'm starting a 55gal planted tank. I have plants ordered already and plan on starting to add my fish two weeks or so after they are planted. Ill be dosing PPS-Pro as well as liquid carbon and a DIY paintball co2 system. It's a 48" long tank, I'm running a t-5ho system with a 10k and 6.7k bulbs, along with a fluval 306. Here is my current stock list:

Cardinal tetra - 15
Congo tetra - 8
Cory's - 6
German blue ram - pair
Pearl gourami - 1

Will the rams be ok with the gourami? What are you opinions on my list? I was thinking maybe a trio of gourami and scratch the rams? Or possibly getting a pair of gourami scratch the rams and get another small school? Idk yet what do you guys think?
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:25 AM   #2
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Not completely sure about congo tetras, but the stock overall seems pretty good to me. Rams hang out near the bottom, and the gourami at top, so I don't think there will be an issue. I would personally stick with the plan for rams, most beautiful community fish after discus IMO. You can also do a lone angel instead of gourami, but at this point im just throwing suggestions out there
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:51 AM   #3
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Good stock. The tetras might nip at delicate plants, but you'll probably be fine.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:34 AM   #4
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Yeah, that sounds good. Through in a rubberlip pleco if you have any algae problems.
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