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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-17-2013, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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German Blue Rams... Tank recommendations welcome

I've been toying with the idea of eventually getting a pair of German Blue Rams and wanted to gather some info before I think about it any more. I'm likely a few months out before I would actually get them so I have time to make some adjustments if necessary.

As it stands now, am I am the right track to an environment that would work for GBRs? (45g tall tank)
At the moment I have 4 otos and 5 harlequin rasboras and another 6 neon tetras in quarantine. I'm probably going to end up with 10-15 rasboras, 10-15 tetras and 5-10 corys of some type. I've also adjusted the plants to fill out the left side so it isn't so baron. I was going to have micro sword to cover that area but it wasn't growing as well as I had hoped.
Water parameters are (from memory):
TDS: ~200
PH: ~7.2
GH: ~150ppm
KH: ~80ppm

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-17-2013, 09:33 PM
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45 is more than enough for them.. you could even do 2 pairs..

but for the love that is all planted tanks.... get rid of that blue gravel!!!! ahhhhh!!!!!!!!

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You should be fine to add GBR without issue. Just make sure that the temp stays up, the pH doesn't get high (they prefer more acidic pH), and they have enough room/hides for individual territories.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 12:56 AM
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You would be way better off with a 40 breeder. You want something with a big footprint.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 11:13 PM
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Length is more important than height but in your case that should enough for a pair or two easily.
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