Gah, I'm still painfully uncertain about what I want! Help! Opinions!?

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Okay, so I originally wanted a........

20 gal high
with
4 cardinals
4 neons
5 or so corys
My betta
10 ghost shrimp
And one mystery snail.

I quickly changed my mind because A) my LFS doesn't carry cardinals, B) corys need schools, C) ghost shrimp are bullies, and D) I fell in love with RCS/Orange pumpkin shrimp. So I came up with.....

20 gal long
with
School of neons (6)
School of corys (6) [Panda?]
Steve
Cherry shrimp (5ish perhaps?)
A Mystery snail (After a month or so)
And a school of some other kind of tetra.

But I changed my mind after this one because A) I need more shrimp to establish a good breeding colony, and B) the 20 long wasn't big enough for a second school of tetras. So THEN I got this.....

29 Gallons
8 neons
8 harlequin rasboras
6 cherry shrimp
Steve (betta)
3 albino corys & 3 bronze corys
1 Snail after about a month or so of algae growth. (Mystery snail?)

I'm just so conflicted! I then changed my mind to a 20 long livebearer community but I don't know what that was all about. :/ I don't want them any more. Please post all your stocking ideas for a 20-29 gallon tank! If they include a betta, that's great, but not necessary. I'm planning on actually getting a 10 gallon and dividing it and getting another betta for it at some point. Sigh. Please post ideas! And different centerpiece fish as well. The plans MUST include RCS or orange pumpkin shrimp, I really like them. Also 1-3 mystery snails, I might be getting some purple ones in the future.
 
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Now I'm leaning towards

29 gallons
8 neons
8 harlequins
10-20 RCS
Dwarf Gourami
6 panda cories (If I can find a good deal on them)
and then the 1-3 mystery snails.
 

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At the moment in my 26g I have neons platys and cherry shrimp but my platys are moving home in the new year
 

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orangeclumsy1 said:
Now I'm leaning towards

29 gallons
8 neons
8 harlequins
10-20 RCS
Dwarf Gourami
6 panda cories (If I can find a good deal on them)
and then the 1-3 mystery snails.
Looks good. I'd up the numbers a little, but thats something you can do at a later point if you want to.
 
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Oh okay, well what do you suggest? Is there room for another school of tetras is I make each school 6 fish?
 

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No, I meant make the school sizes bigger of the fish you want. 3 schools is plenty for a 29.
 
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Ah, gotcha. I'll make the neons 10, the harlequins 8 or 10, and the cories 8 (If I can afford it).
 
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