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Just to be sure... to big of a bio load
Old 02-16-2011, 10:46 PM   #1
 
Just to be sure... to big of a bio load

Hi I was looking at 10 gallon planted tanks to help me get a good idea of placing. I plan on having a heavily planted tank and in the video there was a ten gollaon and two cockatoo cichlid swimming around. All I want in the tank is a two rams. I would do weekly water changes and the plants would remove some of the nitrite and nitrate and ammonia. I reallllllllllly want some rams in there because the tank is going to serve as a zengarden thing and I thing rams would look awsome. If it would not work any stocking suggestions
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
 
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I'd personally make it 15g just to give them extra space.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:38 AM   #3
 
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That, and you won't have any ammonia or nitrite because you're going to do a good job cycling the tank before adding the fish, aren't you? ;) I agree that a 15 gallon tank is better, but if heavily planted I could see a ten working for a long time. I wouldn't do it personally, just because I would want to give my fish more room to roam. Chemically/biologically it should work.

If you want zen, avoid cramped fish.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:27 AM   #4
 
Two rams, unless mated, would probably display a lot of aggression towards eachother in a small space like a 10g. Like others have suggested, a larger tank would be better suited for the intended inhabitants.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:27 AM   #5
 
well I plan on getting a male and female. I can get a 15 gallon because i already have the tank from my first tank. would it e stretching it to far for two or not
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:55 PM   #6
 
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a male and female is different from a mated pair. Like bettas, if you throw a random male and female together, sometimes they'll get along, and sometimes one fish will kill the other one.

Why not use a male betta or trio of females?

Or 3 freshwater puffers? (1 male, 2 female)


You have lots of options, but I wouldn't go with the cockatoo.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:32 PM   #7
 
no cockatoo just rams. I used them as a example
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:57 PM   #8
 
maybe I was thinking kribs
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