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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-03-2018, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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30 Gallon Stocking for Aquascape

*Not sure if this is in the wrong section, I'm new here.

Hi, I'm Hyr. I have recently bought myself a 30-gallon enclosure and some substrate and rock. I am planning on making a high-tech tank, with lots of plants and such. But, not for the life of me can I figure out an interesting stocking for a 30-gallon tank that A) aren't disruptive B) fit my pH and gH/kH & C) is interesting and are a conversation starter.

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pH: 7.3
gH: 30-40ppm
kH: 40ppm

I will be using mostly low-growing plants like montecarlo, s. repens, etc.. but I may use some high growing plants like rotala.
I am not interested in biotypes too much.
I would like a schooling fish and (a) centerpiece fish(s)
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This is all personal preference. But German Blue Rams/Gourami would be my choice of centerpiece fish
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I would think maybe South American like gbrs and a small tetra. Or Asian like white clouds

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I'm doing white clouds in my 32g. Haven't decided on a centerpiece if I do one at all. Might just try to contrasting schools of small fish. Or perhaps a really nice Betta. Not sure what I'm doing.

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