This is my completed 55 gallon. It has been my project for a couple of weeks and I’m very happy with it. I plan on adding a lot more plants.
It is running a fluval 305. My apartment is very warm so I will not have to worry about heaters for a little while but will be getting them soon.
It is stocked with:
2 Blue Gouramis, Male and female
16 X Ray Tetras
2 Nerite Snails
1 Mystery Snail
5 Cherry shrimp (although I haven’t seen them for a couple of days. There are tons of hiding places but they may have become food.)
A couple of questions:
Heaters? 1 large or 2 small heaters and what brand suggestions?
Air stone? Gouramis like calmer water but in such a large tank should I be worried about not enough surface disturbance to oxygenate for the other critters?
It is stocked somewhat over the “inch per gallon” guideline but it still seems pretty empty. With having a great filter and happy fish, would it be okay to get a few more friends if I saw something that caught my eye and worked in a community?