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Old 09-16-2007, 11:23 PM   #1
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Finishing touch

My 4ft, 50gal tank is nearing completion regarding the plant and fish stocking. I've got a lovely low light setup with DIY CO2, swords, lots of crypts, java fern, val, etc. I'm really happy with it. I am now looking to add a final fish or two to finish it off.

Currently I have:

3x yoyo loaches
2x siamese algae eaters
2x bristlenoses (peppermint m, albino f)
6x odessa barbs (3m, 3f)

Unfortunately I've recently realised the filter I have is probably one size too small (Eheim 2215 - should have got the 2217) so I don't want to stock too heavily for fear of it not handling the load.

My thoughts at this point are:

2 more odessa barbs
1 more yoyo loach
or 1 red-tail shark

Any other ideas or suggestions? Do you think it's better to increase my current fish or add a new one?

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I'd add the yoyo's and the odessa barbs myself.
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I would do the yo yo loach. Those fish are really neat.
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What about a centerpiece fish? You seem to be a little bottom-heavy....
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Old 09-20-2007, 04:37 PM   #5
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I remember when zenkatydid was starting this tank, she noted that she really liked bottom dwelling fish.
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