Jess Posted December 30, 2020 Share Posted December 30, 2020 Here is yet another, "what should I put in my tank?" thread. I've read a bunch and I've watched ALL of Cory's videos on the subject. I'd love to read others' ideas, as well as others' experiences and opinions on some of the more challenging fish that might match my conditions (chocolate/licorice gouramis come to mind). My tank: 17-gallon (60P size, so 24" x 12" x 14"h roughly), Eheim 2217 filter, pressurized CO2 1-3 bps My water conditions: pH 6.0-6.4, alkalinity 20 ppm, general hardness 30 ppm. I'm flexible on temperature, but temps in the low-to-mid 70's might be ideal for the plants The fish should be ok up to 80 degrees because my house reaches 78 max in summer. There's a fair amount of current in the front of the tank, but the driftwood and rocks break it up quite a bit so at the sides and back there is a lot less current I don't mind feeding live foods (mosquito larvae are plentiful here through summer and I may end up breeding brine shrimp). It would be nice to not be beholden to live foods though. I also already have Hikari frozen bloodworms in the fridge, as well as Xtreme Nano and Sinking Wafers. Some ideas I have: Pseudomugils or threadfin rainbows, chocolate or licorice gouramis, apistos, kribensis, CPDs, emperor tetras (though I think my tank is too small for them...but some smaller variety of tetra), a slightly less-common corydoras. Picture of the tank so far is below. It's only been running for a month; it will get "greener." I'd like to let the plants grow in a bit more before I add fish (and definitely no bottom feeders until the carpet is established, or until I give up on it...) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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