Yes, welcome, fellow native Easterner.
I predict you will do fine manipulating the forum technology. Congrats on your impending retirement.
I push the stock limits somewhat, too, but I run double filtration (the 2nd is always a sponge) and all are planted. A little tricky to find space & can be a little homely in a small tank, but I like a nice, active community and healthy fish, as you do.
I have 15 fish in a 20 gal
and 9 fish (soon to be 10 -- I am adopting a female Angelfish) in a 16 bowfront. Everyone is happy and healthy. Smallest fish are Vietnamese White Clouds and Neon Tetras, and largest are Sunset Gouramis, YoYo Loach, and a male Betta... and of course the Angel -- she might eclipse all of them.
I find the nano fish difficult to feed. I had CPDs and they were the fussiest little buggers! Have no idea how they stayed alive. Re-homed all of them because I was frustrated to death. My fish start out taking frozen foods but after a month or so won't eat it anymore! Makes me crazy.
Even the neons and white clouds are kind of fussy. I crush up the flakes to help with their small mouths & buy them the best foods I can find.
oh well. I prefer fish that eat whatever you put in front of them. Because of that & many of my plants getting too tall for my 5 gal
tanks, I migrated to 16 and 20.
A 16 is still a nano tank, right?
Sorry to yak at you so much. Hopefully it was at least mildly amusing.