Originally Posted by KPhilly25
Okay, here's what has been bumbling around in my head as a stocking option. Feel free to give thought and advice.
10x Cory Cats
3x Zebra Loaches
2x YoYo loaches
7x Lemon Tetras
7x Cardinal Tetras
1x Rubber nose pleco
2x Bristlenose Pleco
4x Dalmation Mollies
Then a cleanup grew with like snails and shrimp.
With having 10 cory cats I'd only do 3 or either the Zebra or Yo-yo loaches so you don't have so many bottom feeders. I've kept 3 Yo-yo's in my 220g and before that in another tank for 4 years and the little group does fine. They can be a little hard on plant with their rowdiness and digging around so I would not do a lot of them. Plus they can easily outcompete cory's for food.
I'd up the angels to 6 simply because when angels are kept in groups of 6 or more aggression is more spread out and no one angels tends to get picked on constantly.
I only keep 1 longfin albino bristlenose pleco in my 220g. Honestly you don't need 3 and they can become aggressive especially with food or if you get all males. Instead of multiple pleco's you could add a couple Whiptail catfish. They are sucker cats and you have a large enough tank for 2. I keep 3 whiptails with the 1 bnp and it works great. I put two 3/8" slices of blanched zucchini hung on veggie clips in the tank every other day and both the pleco and whiptails eat on them. They also come out and eat through the day. I put the zucchini in with the morning feeding and take it out the next day at morning feeding. Every other day seems to keep them well fed without stuffing them. The Yo-yo's and angels also eat on them throughout the day.
I'd up the hatchets, cardinals, and lemons to 10 each as a larger school makes a better impact in a large tank. I would also drop the mollies.
Something else to think about is keeping shrimp with Angels. Angels will eat shrimp especially as they mature. I'd forgo shrimp and just get some nerite snails and maybe 6 months down the road you could add some oto cats. I have around 22 oto's that have been in the tank for over a year.