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I have a 38 gallon tank that is saltwater. Everything is just about sold. (THANK GOD!) I am setting the tank up as a freshwater tank. Most likely i will not have cichlids but I never know what I end up with. I walk in the LFS and see something I like. I research and If I can have it its mine! For my substrate I was going to use the planted aquarium subrate from carib-sea. 2 bags should be enough. I wanted to have various plants, rocks, and logs throughout the tank to give a natural setting. If I went with tropical freshwater fish I was going to get 10 neon tetras, 3 dwarf gouramis, 2 angelfish (scalere i believe is the proper name), 3 black mollies(same sex cause I dont want a bunch of fry), and 5 fancy guppies(same sex for same reason). Is this overstocking? Are all of these compatable? Is a planted aquarium the right thing to do? Plants do put oxygen in the water if I am correct. Sorry, its been about a year since I quit freshwater so I need to refresh!