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    I have almost finished a fishless cycle on my tank.

    I would like to stock it with:
    15 X Neon Tetra
    10 X Red Cherry Shrimp
    4 X Endler's Livebearer (1m, 3f)
    6 X Three Lined Corydoras
    1 X Honey Gourami

    Which fish should I stock it with first/what order of these stocking species should i stock the tank with??
    Which require an established tank when added and which are hardy and can be added first?
    Could I add most of them at once? or is it better to add a little at a time?
    Thanks!

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    one of the major benifits to doing a fishless cycle is, your bb will be able to handle a large bioload from the start. so you could possibly stock all at once but id advise against it for quarantine reasons... the RCS are the lowest on the bio load there (near nill actually) and they dont fare well with ammonia so id call those last. the neons are famous for being the more delicate of the tetras but watching any ammonia spike will help them threw. i think a school of 15 would be a good first add...

    after your first addition stock slowly. do the cories, then the endlerns, then gourami, then rcs. wait about 3 weeks between stocking. im not sure if you are set up for QTing fish, but it is a good practice.
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    How large is your tank? That well be the biggest factor.
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
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    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=110858

    100L/26g as the op said in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Limming View Post
    How large is your tank? That well be the biggest factor.
    Yeah my tank is 100L/26g (thanks genocidex for stating), what would you advise with this in mind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    one of the major benifits to doing a fishless cycle is, your bb will be able to handle a large bioload from the start. so you could possibly stock all at once but id advise against it for quarantine reasons... the RCS are the lowest on the bio load there (near nill actually) and they dont fare well with ammonia so id call those last. the neons are famous for being the more delicate of the tetras but watching any ammonia spike will help them threw. i think a school of 15 would be a good first add...

    after your first addition stock slowly. do the cories, then the endlerns, then gourami, then rcs. wait about 3 weeks between stocking. im not sure if you are set up for QTing fish, but it is a good practice.
    Thanks for the help!
    I think i'll do the neons, then the corys, then wait a while. then i might do the shrimp so they know the tank before I add the gourami, to give them more of a chance to hide. I think ill leave the endlers to last because im not sure if ill even get them. three females could produce a lot of young if they have a high survival rate and the only other tank i have is just a 1.5 gallon old present that i have kept for a hospital tank just in case and that would be too small for endler fry im guessing?

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