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    20 Gallon 24x16x12
    2 Penguin 150 Filters
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrites 0
    Nitrates 0-5
    PH 6.8
    Temp 80-82
    Fake Plants/Decor

    I currently have
    1 Female Blue Ram (very non-aggressive, she is in the back of the tank most of the day)
    2 Mollys M,F (Male is most aggressive one in tank) Female is chill
    8 Neon Tetras
    2 Glowlight Tetras
    2 Endlers

    I would like to up my Glowlight Tetra school to 5 and possibly add 2 male guppies. When I did my calculations in AqAdvisor, it said I'd be ok with that stock (98% capacity). Just wondering what you all think about the additions.

    Thanks!
    Jill

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    Personally I would do the following
    1 Female Blue Ram
    2 Mollys M,F Add another female or two, should help reduce male aggression
    8 Neon Tetras
    2 Glowlight Tetras up this to 6
    2 Endlers

    And that's all I'd do, the more different species you have, the more chance for problems you have

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    Hardy's suggestion makes a lot of sense. Only thing is that you may end up with fry surviving and you need to find a solution to the extra mollies.

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    That's what the lady ram is for :)

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    Thanks, for the advice! My Molly did have fry and one was doing so well on his own (2 weeks) then he vanished :-\ I'll leave the guppies out, they are so pretty I was looking forward to adding them, but I'll hold off. Mollies make a lot more waste than the neons, will I be ok adding 1 or 2 more?

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