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Old 12-19-2014, 10:38 PM   #1
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20 gallon Mollies Rams...


I'm looking into getting a 20 gallon tank and upgrading my female mollies from a 10 gallon to a 20 gallon.

I have my list of plants decided:
Amazon Sword (Echinodorus amazonicus)
Anubias Nana
Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demursum)
Spiralis (Cryptocoryne Spiralis)
Cardinal (Lobelia cardinalis "Dwarf")

And my fish:
5 Female Mollies (Not pregnant, I think. Never been around male mollies, but have been around male guppies.)
2 German Blue Rams
1 Bristlenose Pleco

I'm either considering this tank:
http://www.petsmart.com/fish/aquariu...alue%3Dfaceted
But I'd rather find a decent used tank for less. So, anyone from North-West-Lower-Michigan with a good used 20-30 gallon???

And, so you know my basic layout for the tank (or so I think... We'll see)
http://tropica.com/en/inspiration/layout/Layout1/4382

Anyway, anything I need to change? Would two rams be okay in the 20 gallon?
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Old Yesterday, 12:11 AM   #2
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1M + 1F ram are fine in a 20.
2F are OK.
I would not put 2M rams in there.

Mollies are hard water fish, Rams are soft water fish. I would not keep them together.
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Hmm... Yeah, good point. Maybe if my water was softer I would try it, but I believe it's quite hard. I've never tested it but it's always left stains at the top of the tanks...
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What about the Bolivian ram? I'd probably only do one if I went with them due to their larger size... And they have a slightly higher pH range than German Rams do...
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i had 2 female rams in my 20 at one time and one keep chasing the other. i would just do one or a m+f pair.
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Alright, I'm going to head over to the pet store tomorrow and see if they carry bolivian rams. I'd prefer German Blues, but the pH and hardness might be too high for them to handle.

For an idea of the fish that I'm keeping now, I have mollies, guppies, tiger barbs, a rainbow shark, bala sharks, and serpae tetras. But I think all of them are in the high-end of the pH scale, right?
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