Stocking A 42 Uk Gallon Tank

yancho

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Hi,
I'm thinking of setting up an aquarium at the community I'm living at which will be around 191L. It will have a 20L internal filter attached to it (so basically 171L) for the fish.
 
I'm thinking of adding loads of filter media, and maybe some java moss balls at the top of the filter too (which will be hidden)
With regards to plants the idea is to stock it using: Java Fern, Anubias, Vallisneria and Amazon Swords - all low light plants and a bit slow. Will not use CO2.
 
My set up (although Aqadvisor.com says its a bit over stocked) is planned as so:
4 x Angelfish
2 x Dwarf Gourami
6 x Congo Tetras (Depends on price - never saw them in Malta)
8 x Serpae Tetras
6 x White Cloud Minnows
1 x Swordtail M
2 x Swordtail F
1 x Platy M
2 x Platy F
1 x Sailfin Molly M
2 x Sailfin Molly F
3 x Siamese Algae Eaters
6 x Panda Cories
 
In all fairness I'm not seeing it as overstocked, although the Congo's and Serpae might be a bit over present in the community. 
 
Any ideas what I can look at? The fish need to be hardy and can't much rely on cleaning and water changes - could be the guys at the community in years to come will not be willing to spend time on the aquarium. 
 

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Not sure on the others, but the tank is definitely too small for 4 angelfish. Would think only 1 would be suitable.
All fish need their tank maintained, if you can't do that, then you probably shouldn't be getting a tank. Sorry if that sounds harsh. :/
 
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I went to a fish show and saw this set up which I really liked:
 
5 x Tiger Barb
4 x Albino Tiger Barb
4 x Green Tiger Barb
5 x Rosy Barb M
5 x Red Lined Torpedo Barb
1 x Red Tail Black Shark
1 x Bristlenose Pleco
3 x Bronze Cory
3 x Peppered Cory
 
In the community tank I saw also a shoal of Harlequin Rasboras. I guess it's not recommended to put these fish with Barbs right?
 
Is this better? 
 
With regards to cleaning, I have the first 7 years sorted so I'm sure in the next 7 years another one to replace me will come up! :) So it shouldn't be a big problem
 

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