Since Petco has started their $1 per gallon sale, we're going to be getting a 20L to move our community into and move our 2 betta into the 10g divided (maybe 3 ways, if I find one I like).
Currently we have 2 Twinbar Platy (and 5 fry we'll be giving away once they're big enough).
Our plan is this:
4 Platy (included are our current two)
5 Neon Tetra
5 Green Neon Tetra
4 Pygmy Cory
2 Dwarf Gourami
1 Clown Pleco
I've looked on AqAdvisor, and as long as I get the correct filter, this set up will work. I will still have it planted, heavily at some point and have cholla (thanks to Russell :) ) and some rocks and such for the Pleco. Will the Pleco do okay with sand? I really like the look of the sand, and would prefer to stay with that if possible.
Obviously the tetras (neon especially) will be the last fish I add, as they are the most sensitive to a set up cycle. Any thoughts or suggestions that I need to think about before getting all this started in the next week or so? I want a good variety of color in the tank, and really like these fish and think they'd work well together - different levels and such.
Petco is also doing a buy 2 get 1 free for tropical fish and plants, so I figure I'll stock up on plants and get my next set of fish (either the cory or gourami, or other platy) to start with the 20L since I'll be starting the cycling process all over. Would moving all the water from the 10g into the 20L work? Obviously I'd be adding more, so it'd act like a big water change wouldn't it? I can slowly change things out if needed (like adding another filter which will eventually take place of the one I have now.
I'll also be getting a new heater. I currently have a 50W in my 10g. If I do a 20L should I get a 100W or higher?
Thanks! All opinions are welcome.