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    What type of Ram do I have here?

    Little over 3 weeks later, settling in nicely
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    Small fish for a 15 gallon tank

    I ended up doing the Ember tetras. Chili rasbora were my first choice, but when I saw them in person at the store they were TINY. I liked the size and schooling behavior of the embers and saw enough anecdotes about them working with GBR that I decided to start with a school of 8. I will likely...
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    Small fish for a 15 gallon tank

    I would have liked to go with Amano since I’ve never had them, but I was worried the water might be too warm. Do you ever get nervous with the Ghost shrimp? I’ve gotten them one time and they got really pretty large and a bit aggressive - I believe at that time people had said maybe it was...
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    Small fish for a 15 gallon tank

    Hello, I have a female Blue Ram in a medium (? little bit of drift wood, some jave moss/java fern, couple swords) planted 15 gallon tank (Been cycled 2+years) and was hoping to add some friendly tank mates - I don't want anything with a large bioload because I want to make sure I can keep the...
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    What type of Ram do I have here?

    Appreciate the help! I bought what they had labeled as a Blue Ram, just wanted to lower the temp accordingly if it was actually a Bolivian. Also would have considered re-homing it since online recommends a 30 gallon on Bolivians. Thanks everyone!
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    What type of Ram do I have here?

    What type of Ram do you think I have here? I picked it up at Petco, they had 3 tags; German Blue Ram, Blue Ram and Gold Ram. Different tanks, different prices. I did some searching and it looks like GBR and BR shouldn’t be different types - but the prices were pretty different ($13 vs $8). I...
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    Show off your fish tank!

    Just picked this guy up from a cup at Petsmart and now he’s got 16 gallons to explore!
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    First Try With Plants - 16 Gallon

    Just about 3 months in with the puffers. I started with 4 and believe I have two now who are doing well. One looked sickly from the start and I could never get it to eat, the last time I saw it it was extremely skinny and looked in bad shape. The third I am not sure on. It always looked healthy...
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    First Try With Plants - 16 Gallon

    So, we have fish! I went to 4 different smaller independent stores on Friday, finally finding them at the Petco closest to my house I bought 4 teeny tiny puffers, 4 red cherry shrimp and 2 nerite snails. Everyone acclimated well, and looked energetic. Now for the problems. The puffers will...
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    First Try With Plants - 16 Gallon

    One week in and the tank is fully cycled. I couldn’t find the dwarf puffers I wanted this weekend so it still sits empty (unless you count the diatoms forming on the glass!) I checked with 8 LFS within an hour drive in two states plus stopped at 2 Petco and a PetSmart and all were out! I...
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    First Try With Plants - 16 Gallon

    Thanks! I’m hoping the light that comes with the Spec will grow these plants. I’m not sure I will continue with the Flourish once I add the animals. Gotta do a bit more homework on that. I was really excited to see the elevated Nitrite this morning, I thought I was a few days away. I was torn...
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    First Try With Plants - 16 Gallon

    Hello, I just picked and setup a 16 gallon Fluval Spec from LFS to try my hand with my first more “natural” looking tank. I have a bit of java moss, dwarf sword and dwarf hairgrass. I do not have a co2 rig, and have been dosing with Flourish to get started. I choose Eco Complete for my...
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    Help! Fish Dying

    So it looks like the final damage was the GBR and 3 of my harlequin rasbora. Everyone else seems to be back to just about normal. Nitrite still at 0.5, water temp reduced to 78-79. So the water tests are essentially unchanged but the fish are clearly doung much better. I'm thinking it was...
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    Help! Fish Dying

    Thanks for the help. Hopefully the rest are ok....they all had so much energy this time last night....I'm really shocked how fast it went downhill
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    Help! Fish Dying

    We were at 77% per( I think that was the #) GBR, 6 harlequin rasbora, 1 platy, 1 DG, 2 black KuhlI (they only had the 2) The Ram and 1 rasbora have just died. I did a 15% water change. Should I re dose Prime? No one was interested in eating this afternoon. The rasbora usually hit everything...
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