First post and all that...
A friend just gave me a 20 gallon aquarium, i'm not sure of the brand - it's glass, 24"x12"x16". I've got an AquaClear 20 filter on it, and it's sitting at a comfortable 79degrees. There are a couple of plastic plants on the sides, and a cave and castle in the substrate.
While I'm waiting for it to cycle, I'm planning how to stock it.
After a bit of research and window-shopping, i'm thinking of the list below. What are everyone's thoughts on it, as well as the schedule?
When it cycles, introduce 6 Zebra Danios to start.
A week or so later, add a Betta and 6 Neon Tetras.
A week or so later, add 4 Cory Cats.
From what I've read, that will keep the schools around the mid-level of the tank, the Corys at the bottom, and the Betta near the top. Separation, variety, etc... I'm new to this hobby, and would appreciate your opinions.