Hello everyone. About a year ago I got a 29 gallon tank. All of the fish were doing great. This is, until I got a bristlenose pleco. Apparently my water was too alkaline for it so it died pretty quickly. It died overnight so I couldn't remove the body for a while. This created an ammonia spike and a chain reaction of fish dying. I left the tank alone for a while without any fish, with it gathering algae. Recently, I cleaned out all of the algae, added lots of new plants, and did a 95% water change. A FugeRay Planted + will be arriving on Thrusday. I have flourite with a 1/2" thick layer of black sand over it as substrate. Will my tank be able to grow the micro sword plants that I just got? If not, what would be the best foreground carpet plant? Also, right now, I only have 3 platies that I just got. They are doing great (the tank has already been cycled by the way). Eventually, I would like the stock to include (I most definitely won't get everything at once): - 3 platies (the ones I have) - 6-10 interesting schooling/shoaling fish (my favorites that I've seen are cardinal tetras, rummy nose, emperor tetras, ember tetras, dwarf neon rainbowfish, thread fin rainbowfish) - 5 corydoras - A pair of either kribensis, GBRs, or apistos - Possibly some sort of unusual fish like a gobby, gudgeon, or killifish (or maybe that would be overstocked, what do you think?) What do you think would be the best schooling fish that I listed (or that I didn't)? Would a pair of kribensis, GBRs, or apistos be best (I like the kribs the most)? Could I squeeze in some sort of cool/unusual fish in? If so, what type? My water parameters are listed below: Temperature: 78° Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: 0 Nitrate: 0 Ph: 7 Water hardness: 13, according to my water softener. Is there a way I can prevent a killing like what happened before? Sorry for overloading you with my insane amounts of questions. Anyway, thanks for any help.