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  1. #1

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    It’s been a long time, my friends.

    I am about to embark on completely reworking my 92 gallon corner tank.

    History: It had been a cichlid only tank for almost 2 years. To make a long story short, I had a male cichlid kill off every fish except for two females. They procreated, but I have only had 1 fry get large enough to survive. I am tired of having a 92 gallon tank with 3 hornery fish. It is time for them to have a new home and me to move on to more peaceful combinations.

    New Challenge: My goal is to create a planted community of large peaceful schools. The only issue is that the tank is very tall and not so long. What tetras/rasboras/etc would still enjoy these dimensions? I am also thinking of honey gouramis and cories, but these would come later.
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    I’m envisioning a three layered community:
    Top: Marble Hatchet School
    Middle: Rasbora and/or Tetra Schools
    Bottom: Cory School
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    That sounds like a great plan and good to see you back ;-)
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    Here is where my research/ideas have taken me so far:

    Substrate: I’ve done dirted in the past, and I don’t want to go that route again. It was a hot mess every time I moved a plant. I currently have EcoComplete, but it is too thin for rooted plants. I think I’d like to add a thick cap of Black Diamond. Has anyone kept cory cats on Black Diamond? Did it bother them at all? I’ve seen mixed reports.

    Plants: I’m going to start by building a back curtain of jungle val. I’ve had huge success with it in the past and think the hatchets would enjoy the trailing leaves across the top. I’ll have to play the rest by ear. I have a ton of holey rock in my tank and in my garage, so I will play around with the hardscape first.

    Stocking: I will start with stocking the mid-level. What are some of the calmest tetras you’ve encountered? Hatchets are very skittish, and I don’t want anything too active, nippy, or aggressive. Keep in mind that I will stock them in large schools. I’d love to do 20ish of a tetra and 20ish of a rasbora.
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    Cardinal tetra's are about the "calmest" and most attractive tetra out there, they school loosely and look best in the big school you mentioned. Second choices would be; Black neon's and Black phantom's, Male black phantoms get a little "waspish" with each other, but I've never seen them harm another fish, their cousin the Red phantom is another good choice. but harder to find.

    Harlequin rasbora are hands down you best choice for a rasbora or their look a like cousin the Lamb chop rasbora. Another choice of rasbora would be the Brilliant rasbora, they are colorful and as easy to find as the Harlequin.

    I hope this helped you out
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    I would add another rasbora would be the glowlight/hengeli. They are like the espei, but a bit smaller. With their size you could get away with 12-15 of the espei and the hengeli. I have a mixed school in my 75 and they group together very well.

    Espei
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    Glowlight tetras are also a nice calm fish, but small and similar in color to the rasboras.
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    Good suggestion Boundava, I didn't thing of glowlights and their usually easy to find.
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    A fun project!

    When you say your tank is 'Very tall and not so long', how long is the longest?

    I understand the wish for peaceful. I like peacefulness too. Might you consider Cherry Barbs? They are very peaceful, just be mindful of their gender ratio for the most peace.

    On another note, in an entirely different direction, did you consider angels? Without knowing your tank dimensions, it does seem like this would make a good home for some angelfish... but your peaceful stipulation might rule those out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    I would add another rasbora would be the glowlight/hengeli. They are like the espei, but a bit smaller. With their size you could get away with 12-15 of the espei and the hengeli. I have a mixed school in my 75 and they group together very well.

    Espei
    download (1).jpg

    Hengli
    download.jpg

    Glowlight tetras are also a nice calm fish, but small and similar in color to the rasboras.
    download (3).jpg

    Above pics courtesey of seriouslyfish.com and liveaquaria.com
    Oh, those fish would look brilliant against the black substrate. I’m going to have to carefully think through stocking numbers. I know I eventually want the hatchet and cory schools. I’ve also been drooling over the pygmy species of plecos.

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    A fun project!

    When you say your tank is 'Very tall and not so long', how long is the longest?

    I understand the wish for peaceful. I like peacefulness too. Might you consider Cherry Barbs? They are very peaceful, just be mindful of their gender ratio for the most peace.

    On another note, in an entirely different direction, did you consider angels? Without knowing your tank dimensions, it does seem like this would make a good home for some angelfish... but your peaceful stipulation might rule those out.

    I look forward to watching you build this.
    The tank is 24” deep and 38” from corner to corner. I know that angels would do very well in this tank, but I’m nervous about their temperament.
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    Pygmy plecos?...did you mean pygmy corys?....if so, they would not do well in a tank this large, regular corys should be fine, however
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