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Old 04-01-2014, 12:16 PM   #11
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even if the filters are matured?

I am also curious. I want to add my rams after my tank is cycled but I want it to be safe for them too.


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Old 04-01-2014, 12:18 PM   #12
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Lol poor rolance is probably getting spammed with notifications right now.


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lol yeh.

I was told that as long as the tank is cycled and not changing parameters it should be fine. That shouldnt take a year
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I added mine to a 2 month old tank.. Aside from a bout w parasites it's been smooth sailing..
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Ok, so this is what I'm going to do. First, I will add my school of RNT. The next week, I will buy my cories. Then, I will add my BR. I am going to add my guppies as soon as the tank is cycled.


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Just something you might want to take into account! Rams of all types are currently been mass breed in some very poor conditions with chemicals added to the tanks to improve the colours of the fish. My advice to you is to not get the fish from your LFS but instead find a specialist breeder.

Within the tank make sure you have plenty of little hiding spots for the rams. Your PH could do with been lower than 7.5 but speaking with a breeder they can tell you their tank PH's.

Good luck there not an easy fish to keep but they are beautiful.
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If you have a mature filter and water parameters are constant, then you are good to go. Keep in mind however that water parameters can and do change often on a cycled tank for 6 months to a year. Even after a year water parameters can change quickly, especially with changes in maintenance. German Blue Rams have a reputation for being hard to keep for a reason.
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If you have a mature filter and water parameters are constant, then you are good to go. Keep in mind however that water parameters can and do change often on a cycled tank for 6 months to a year. Even after a year water parameters can change quickly, especially with changes in maintenance. German Blue Rams have a reputation for being hard to keep for a reason.

Lol I'm talking about Bolivian rams, more hardy, no?


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Lol I'm talking about Bolivian rams, more hardy, no?


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Yes, but still not bullet proof, and personally I wouldn't add either species to a newly cycled tank.
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Yes, but still not bullet proof, and personally I wouldn't add either species to a newly cycled tank.

Is 4 weeks buffering time OK?
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