Ok so i broke down, got myself a tank (yay) which is all set up and a day into the cycle (cycling with 4 comets).
It was sold as a 75 gallon but my calculations have it at almost 80 gallons (48" x 16" x 24") but really it makes little difference imo
. Went with the playsand substrate, some live plants, lava rock, and driftwood.
Now we have some plans for what we want to eventually put in there, and we wanted a few opinions on whether this is a good mix.
Gourami's for the main "showcase" fish. Probably a pair or trio of *edit - meant opaline* blues/golds, and also 2 or 3 dwarfs.
Now my question is really on the bottom feeders. I definitely will have a pleco. Always been a huge fan of them, every tank of mine always has and always will have at least one pleco. I also would like a few corys, and clown loaches. Will the clowns be fine with corys and plecos? Also i might want to put a blue Botia or two to mix with the clowns, or is this a not a good idea? I'd think both being botia species might make it fine but still would like to know.
Also i would like to put either a red tail or a rainbow shark (or 3) in there. We'd thought of a bala as well but decided the potential size might be a problem.