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  1. Steve CT

    Steve CT

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    OK, here is the set up...tank size 1200 x 600 x 550mm, water parametres are GH 5 and Ph 7, lots of plants and wood.

    Let's see what recommendations are out there for a livestock list for a well balanced ( fish wise ) community tank. Please bear in mind that I am a beginner at this, so none of the fancy expert type of fish, that are going to stress me out because I cannot look after them due to lack of knowledge or experience. Fish that are reasonably tough, readily available, easy to feed and interesting / attractive to look at. Please advise number of fish in shoal etc, eg 15 x cardinal tetras, 5 x SAE etc.

    This tank is going to be seen by my clients when they come around to my office, so it will be a show tank with a lot of curious eyes and a lot of questions........and hopefully new interested future fish keepers.

    let the debate / recommendations begin!

    TIA
     
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    10i catfish-a-holic

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    15 x glow light tetras
    8 x corydoras catfish (kind depends on what is available and what you like)
    some more schooling fish (not sure right now)

    and maybe a breeding pair of kribs as a centre piece

    it's a good start.
     
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    Steve CT

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    Is flourite gravel not too course for cory's? I've heard that they should have a sand substrate.

    Keep the suggestions comming......this is gonna be fun.

    I will be posting regular photos of the set up so that members can see what the end result looks like.
     
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    Dwarf Chiclid behaviour will be perfect for a show tank... really are interesting to watch!

    I'd say Apistogramma cacatuoides would be perfect as they are a bit more hardier than other Apisto species
     
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    Rummy Nose Tetras 20-40
    Mix of Boesmani and Parkinsoni Rainbows 6-8 or Dwarf Rainbows 10-12
    Harlequins 10-20
     
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    Steve you need to decide on a biotope you want for your tank. If you do not have books you are more than welcome to come look at my book, the 2.5m tank and i make a good cup of coffee.

    I am currently stocking the 2.5m with barbs, rasboras, gouramis etc to form a South East asian tank....
     
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    Steve CT

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    Now we are talking Henk, I would definitely like to take you up on your offer. Please pm me your contact details so that we can make the arrangements. I'm looking forward to this!
     

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