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    My 75 gallon is coming along, but it needs something. Its pretty active at feeding time, but most fish hang out in the lower third. With the plants, wood and rocks you sometimes have to search for fish.

    Rather than bulk up the tetra schools too much (I plan to bring them up to 10 in each) I think Id like to get a couple of colourful, interesting fish, of a decent size. I had a pair of Pearl Gourami years ago - perhaps that would work.

    Anyone have other suggestions?

    Current stock:
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    3 Glowlight tetra
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    1 L333 King Tiger pleco (2)
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    4 Panda cory
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    How about a few angelfish? I know they're OK with rummy nose and cories - I had that combo. Most likely OK with the glowlight tetras too. I'm just not familiar with SAE's so someone else may know better. But definitely get those tetra numbers up - maybe 12-15 of each.

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    Agree with the above on the tetra schools, a tank that size needs 15 at least of both of those tetras...personally, I'd do 20 each
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    Thanks for the replies. I'll definitely consider bigger schools of the tetras. Would look much better. I'm still adjusting to the tank capacity after years of having a 37 gallon, and keeping bio-load in mind - I figure a lighter stocked tank is easier to maintain and keep fish healthy. I know the plecos will eventually be contributing a lot more.

    Angel fish... Funny, I hadn't even considered them. I looked at them briefly 8 or 9 years ago when planning to go from a 10 gallon to the 37 gallon, and decided no. Likely due to tank size and having a lot of smaller fish (Pygmy Corys included).

    Now, with Glowlights the smallest fish, and a good sized tank, perhaps I should look into them again. If I stock up the tetras to, say, 15 of each, would I look at 2 Angels, or 3, or 4? Should I be looking at odd numbers or pair them up? Are they going to up the bioload considerably? Am I going to overstock?

    OK, I'm asking species-specific questions, so it looks like its time to my own research. But feel free to provide any quick insights here if you have experience with Angels.
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    I've no experience with angels, but many here do.. @Angelcraze, have a look, please

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    For some reason I generally prefer odd numbers in my fish groups. However, with angels I would do either 2 or 4. If you had 3 and 2 of them formed a pair, I think it could prove difficult for the odd one out. Hopefully, Angelcraze will chime in though as she's more of an expert on these.

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    Filter is a Hydor 350, two trays of ceramic beads, a thick sponge layer, and a tray of filter floss, which is the one I replace every few months. Rated for 900 litres/hr or about 236 gph. So not a huge turn-over rate if I get 80% of that. But with the tank being planted I don't want a huge amount of surface disturbance, and I'm lightly stocked.

    There is a noticeable current at the back half of the tank (you can see that with the plants), but light current at the front, and if I remember correctly, Angelfish wouldn't want swift current.

    In the event that with stocking levels going up I need additional filtration, I have a Aquaclear 70 that can easily be added.

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    I would probably add the AC70
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    Agree! 3 seems to be a bad number with cichlids. I would do 2, 4 or 5. 6 is pushing it to leave space for a community. As a general rule I say 30 gallons min for 2 angels, 55g for 4. Or 10 gallons for each angel if more than 4. 75 gallons is always better!

    Beautiful tank you have ;) I have to recommend angels as well haha! The only issue is that angelfish prefer warmer temperatures than panda cories. They should be kept at a minimum of 78f
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    Thanks all. Just tried the Aquaclear - doesn’t quite fit over the plastic lip of the tank (lip is too wide by a few mm)... so much for that option. And it’s never been used. Seems the sensible approach would be to think about inexpensive filtering options before deciding on stocking.

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