I'm sure there have probably been many discussions on using aqadvisor for stocking and I am a big fan of it for helping guide me on my species choices and shoal sizes. For my 35 gal
planted tank I've been using it to get an idea of what I can fit in the tank but I have suspicions it may be overstocking me whilst telling me it'll be 95% stocked
so I want to get some real life advice from people and not an algorithm!
Like I said the tank is 35 gal
with an APS 1000lph external and an extra 200lph external filter and its 98x38x34cm. It has been cycled for a few months now but I have been stocking slowly so I currently have: 8 black phantoms, 2 chain loaches, 4 false julii corys, BN plec, 3 celestial danios, 10 cherry shrimp
And according to aqadvisor I could have:
5 chain loaches
1 BN plec
12 dwarf pencilfish
2 apisto borelli
2 lyretail killifish
20 cherry shrimp
And that would be fine? I have my doubts which is why I'm asking. I obviously want to boost the numbers in the shoal of the corys, loaches and danios but otherwise I am open to suggestions for whats a good stocking
PS- having a small issue right now with the phantoms nipping my plec, hoping this will go away since they've recently been added to the tank but would reducing the number of males in the shoal to 1 (currently 3) or increasing the shoal size help any?