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post #1 of 8 Old 02-16-2011, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




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post #2 of 8 Old 02-16-2011, 10:00 PM
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I'd personally make it 15g just to give them extra space.

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post #3 of 8 Old 02-16-2011, 11:38 PM
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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.

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post #4 of 8 Old 02-17-2011, 08:27 AM
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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post #5 of 8 Old 02-17-2011, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #6 of 8 Old 02-17-2011, 06:55 PM
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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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post #7 of 8 Old 02-17-2011, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
no cockatoo just rams. I used them as a example

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-17-2011, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
maybe I was thinking kribs

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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