Hello. I'm having a very real struggle with my future stocking plans. It'll be a while before I can even get my new 40 breeder running, but I can't help plan for it. Originally this stocking plan was for a 30 gallon, but we see how that worked. Part of my problem comes from inconsistent data/feedback on temp requirements for Pearl Gourami. First, I was told that gouramis in general do better in the long run on the lower end of their scale. Around this same time or shortly after, a very well respected "stocking master" (no offense, insult, or pun intended) told me that a Pearl could handle 75 F being that it matched my other stocking plans that they had helped me with. Now, everyone is telling me that 77 F is their bare minimum. While speaking with one individual, they recommended an Electric Blue Acara instead. As luck would have it, this is another fish on my list of one day must haves. So now I don't know what to choose. The 30 stocking plan was 1 Pearl Gourami 8 Panda Cories 8 Black Skirt Tetras 8 Neon Tetras (or other temp compatible) 1 Bristlenose Pleco 2 Bolivian Rams 3-4 Mystery Snails 4-5 Nerite Snails Temp: 74-76 F Now I'm trying to figure out how much I can change this for a 40B. For example could I do 2 Pearl Gourami and 3 Bolivian Rams? Could I add some Khuli Loaches with the Panda Cories? Could I just add more to the two mid level schools? Should I just go with the EBA? If I do, how will that change my other stocking? I'm at a complete loss.