75 gallon planted riverine tank

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I am letting my 75 gallon balance after a complete teardown and dirting. After it settles in I want to restock it.
Here's the idea:
75 gallon dirted, heavily planted, river rocks, high flow, very high light, CO2.
Already have experience with dirt, high light, and CO2.
Lights:
2x Chihiros wrgb120. Will probably need to be dimmed down quite a bit but will definitely help generate some biofilm for the fish I have in mind.
Filters and flow:
Fluval FX4 which I plan to convert to a spray bar rather than the duck bills. This will be for filtration and for CO2 with my reactor.
Ice cap 3k (it's a gyre style pump with 3000gph pontential)
I am very curious to see how the plants will react to extreme flow.
My plants are from all over the place as I love plants too much to force myself into a specific locale but I want the fish to be specific to asia. Why? I couldn't tell you, I just seem to like Asian fish and my favorite plants are from asia.
I want to go nano in regards to fish species. Let's say, 1.5 inches as adults... maybe some wiggle room in there.
Currently, I am thinking:
Rosy loaches
Danio choprea
Borneo suckers aka, dwarf hillstream loaches (I refuse to call them butterfly plecos or stingrays plecos)
What I'm not sure on is school sizes and if there's anything else I should consider.
Was thinking maybe 20 each of the rosies and the danios. Maybe 6 of the dwarf hillstreams?
Anyone have any opinions?
 

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Wasp catfish. Gonna throw those in there as a suggestion too
 
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MissNoodle said:
Wasp catfish. Gonna throw those in there as a suggestion too
I'll look them up!
Thank you for the suggestion.
 
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So, I looked them up. They read off like a perfect checklist for everything I want to accomplish and are super cool looking. Then I read about their apparently excruciating sting... call me a wuss but since I'm going heavy planted as well as the high flow, I can just imagine some oops moments happening when I've got my hands digging around in the plants. Then again, I've had loaches and cories and never had an incident.
What is the general consensus on bamboo shrimp? I figure the high flow would be perfect for them.
 

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WetRootsNH said:
So, I looked them up. They read off like a perfect checklist for everything I want to accomplish and are super cool looking. Then I read about their apparently excruciating sting... call me a wuss but since I'm going heavy planted as well as the high flow, I can just imagine some oops moments happening when I've got my hands digging around in the plants. Then again, I've had loaches and cories and never had an incident.
What is the general consensus on bamboo shrimp? I figure the high flow would be perfect for them.
Bamboo shrimp are really cool, they would do well id think.

As for the wasp cats, yeah thats a risk with many catfish. They tend to bury in the substrate too, but given their tiny size, id think a good pair of gloves could counter that if its something still to consider. I believe they have gloves available for reef tanks?

Theyre a dream fish of my own too, but my current tank isnt a good set up for them
 
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Does anyone have any thoughts on the school sizes I listed?
Too big? Not anywhere near too big? How large could the schools go and which would you go larger on if you would? I feel like if I'm going to go larger the danios would have a better visual effect.
 
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One bump just to see if I can get some opinions.
Never been terribly good at stocking fish. Got the plants covered.
75 gallon
20 Rosy loaches
20 Glowlight danios
6 Borneo suckers
4 Bamboo shrimp
How does that sound? Too much? Not even close?
I suppose I can just go with aqadvisor as a base line and see how the tank balances out.
 
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