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Stocking advice for a planted 92 corner tank

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by Bunsen Honeydew, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Bunsen Honeydew

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    Hi all. I am new to this forum, since I have been away from the hobby for almost a decade, and the forums that I frequented before seem to have died.

    I am jumping back in with a 92 gallon corner tank. It is basically a quarter of a cylinder with a 34" radius and 24" deep, and has an overflow in the back corner. I really like big tanks with a bunch of small fish. I am leaning towards stocking with something like 100 neon tetras and maybe a dozen corys to start with. Probably a pleco, and maybe some shrimp. As far as aquascaping, I want to add a bit of drift wood, maybe a pile up against the overflow.

    Anyone have any creative suggestions to maximize a tank with this geometry?
     
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    I like your idea of stocking I think that would be really pretty! I think piling the driftwood is a good idea as well. You've got a lot of height to fill that might be difficult, I'm not sure I have a lot of ideas tbh =/ but I want to see what you come up with!
     
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    You might think of a higher swimming fish or school, neons tend to be mid/lowish strata. If you'll have a tight lid maybe marble hatchets? Or if you don't mind mixing fish from different continents, a pair of honey gouramis? I'd go with a BN pleco...or maybe otos?

    I like plants in all my tanks, maybe even if you're not really "planty", some java fern on wood pile would give you some "height".

    We're going to need pics!
     
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    There will be pics. I will be obnoxiously showing anyone and everyone this tank. As of right now though, the stand is in my basement, and the tank just got a couple of coats of black paint on the back panels. I have to fix a plumbing issue (previous owner has a piece of thin wall PVC glued into the drain bulkhead), then get it set up and cycling. I am hoping to have fish added by May 1st, since that is my birthday, and this tank is supposed to be a birthday present.
     
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    The tank has had a couple of coats of black paint on the back sides. I cleaned up and tightened the bulkheads, then replumbed it. I have it on the stand now, just need to give it a scrubbing, fill it and add sand and get the cycling started.

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    I have water in it, the filter is running and nothing leaks. I even used some of my engineering knowledge to rig a temporary light.

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    Is that the lighting you'll be using or is it just temporary?
     
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    LOL.
     
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    Nice looking Tank Bunsen. I look forward to your progress. IMG_4859.jpg IMG_4859.jpg
     
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    Lights on, picking up some driftwood tonight. It's coming along.

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