I have a few questions regarding my stocking list and setting up my new Fluval 405 canister filter. We want to keep the community peaceful, free of fin nippers and we're not looking for any babies in the future. Below is a picture of our tank (please ignore the tube mess since we haven't put a background up yet
). The only thing missing from the tank is a few live plants (probably some java fern or wisteria).
50 gallon long
Dimensions: 48L x 12.5W x 20H
Possible Stocking List:
2 marble angelfish (female)
6 panda corys
3 sunburst platys (female)
Would we be able to add a few more friendly fish? If yes, any suggestions and how many of each?
Can I add the 2 angelfish and 6 corys at the same time?
I know some fish take time to establish territories but I'm unsure if it is necessary for them.
When should I add the platys? Same time as the fish in question 2?
I will be setting up a new Fluval 405 in a couple days and I would like to have the best circulation possible in the tank. Would placing the inlet and outlet on different sides of the tank be acceptable (see picture #2)?
If yes, which side/way would you set it up?
filter will eventually be switched out and the heater will be moved so room shouldn't be an issue)
Thanks in advance!