Waterbox 10 For 2 Dwarf Cichlids And A Golden Nugget Plecco Ok.???

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by vikingpillage89, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. vikingpillage89Valued MemberMember

    Simple will my aio 14x14x14 cube work for those 3 fish ?
  2. nikm128Fishlore VIPMember

    Hard no for the pleco, they can get to 18" long. What dwarf cichlids were you thinking?

  3. RyanC14Valued MemberMember

    Golden nugget plecos get around 6"-9" and most dwarf cichlids need a minimum of 20 gallons.

  4. vikingpillage89Valued MemberMember

    A German blue ram pair they get only 2 half inches long u dont see a problem with that tbh I'll run some carib sea ciclid sand and some aquamaax rock that keeps the ph high

    What about German dwarf rams should be fine
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  5. RyanC14Valued MemberMember

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  6. nikm128Fishlore VIPMember

    You're right, I mixed up what I was reading. I still wouldn't though.
    I wouldn't get a breeding pari if that's what you want, there won't be enough room for all the babies. Why a high PH? They do best at ~6.8-7.5
  7. FahnFishlore VIPMember

    First of all not all cichlids like a high pH and it will most likely kill a pair of rams. They need their pH at like... 6.5 to 7.

    Second GBRs are dwarf cichlids and will need 20 gallons minimum with plenty of live plant cover to truly thrive.
  8. vikingpillage89Valued MemberMember

    No breeding pair but he reason I want cichlid sand is that my tap water ph is so yellow meaning low it would and should even it out or should I stil to some seachem flourite and do some plants
  9. nikm128Fishlore VIPMember

    Do you have an exact number for the PH? What are you using to test it?
  10. vikingpillage89Valued MemberMember

    Api test kit my ph is low from my tap maybe I should just get some regular live sand/substrate

    Prob a 6.3 or 6.0
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  11. nikm128Fishlore VIPMember

    That's a tiny bit low, but not enough to cause problems for a ram