36 Bow Front Stocking

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I'm setting up a 36 gallon bow front and I'm going to seed it with media from a tank that's well over a year old.

I was thinking 10-12 glass catfish, neons or rasboras (really just want something with color), cory cats, and a bristlenose. Possibly some shrimp later on.

I know glasscats need an established tank so I'm adding them last and making sure all the water parameters are ok. I also have 2 aquaclear 50s going for more water flow for the glasscats. How many neons or rasboras can go in the tank. What else would you suggest?
 

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Glasscats would likely do best if you let the tank run for an extra month or two with other fish before putting them in. Part of a well established tank is an abundance of beneficial bacteria.
 
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Katie13 said:
Glasscats would likely do best if you let the tank run for an extra month or two with other fish before putting them in. Part of a well established tank is an abundance of beneficial bacteria.
I plan on putting them in last. It will probably be 2 months. Would rasboras or neons do better? Is there another fish that is colorful and active instead of those 2 fish?
 
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Anders247 said:
Black neon tetras?
What do you want for a centerpiece fish?
Are you going to have a bottom dwelling school like cories or loaches?
I am getting a dwarf gourami as a centerpiece fish. I was going to do a school of about 8 corys.
 
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Anders247 said:
You could do a bolivian ram or rainbow cichlid for the bottom 'centerpiece' IMO.
I love the way rams look. I'll look in to those. What schooling fish can go with the glass cats.
 
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