Help with stocking
Hello everyone. I have started setting up a freshwater aquarium and I am new to this hobby.
I have a 60 Gallon rectangle tank that measures 48 3/8" wide,12 7/8" deep, and 24 7/8" high. I have hiding places in fake coral and fake plants. Right now I have an aqueon quietflow 55/75 power filter. I plan on adding a second filter (the same kind) or just getting the marineland C-360 canister filter and getting rid of the power filter before fully stocking the tank.
Right now I have 6 skirt tetras (3 black skirt and 3 gold skirt) and 3 black kuhli loaches. The woman at petsmart said it was fine to have three loaches but I am finding out online that they should be in groups of 5 or more.
My question is...Do I have enough room to add the following fish?
2 more Kuhli loaches (for a total of 5)
3 or 4 Melini Cory Catfish
5 Silver Dollars (I heard they should be in groups of 5 or more)
I know that if I follow the 1in per 1gallon I am overstocked as this amount would give me about 76 inches of adult fish. Aqadvisor.com seemed to calculate it as being fine if I have the C-360 canister or the second power filter.
Any advice or suggestions?
Also, I am trying to keep to fish that do not mind soft water as I have soft well water not city water.