Ember tetra scape
Hello I have recently purchased a fluval edge 46l after winning a gift voucher. I understand the design flaws in this tank which are stupid and annoying, but it was the best thing to buy in my LFS and I own a fluval Roma 125 and other fluval equipment, so I went for it.
I set it all up and scaped it and has been running for 3 weeks in total. I decided to seed hob filter from estabilished media and bacteria from external fluval 306. So I squeezed out 2 of the first sponges directly into the tank and over the filter media/sponges that came with it, I also have replaced the carbon for a fine filter foam and pre filter sponge on the intake for extra bio bacteria growth. I have put a handful of estabilished seachem matrix in the hob along with the other media and have been putting in a sprinkle of fish food to keep the bacteria fed once it breaks down. I have been doing this for a week and a half and have been testing the water everyday and believe the hob filter is now cycled, ammonia and nitrite have gone down to 0 and nitrates are at 50 (I get alot from my tap water too).
I want to start stocking my tank after a water change this weekend, I was thinking having only nano fish, ember tetras. How many embers could I have in total after adding them couple at a time week by week?
I have searched the forums and can't find a definite answer as most people want to stock more than one species, I don't want to overstock, my assumption from my limited experience would be about 8?
Any insight would be really appreciated.