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10g planted first planted tank

I set this guy up a few days ago with some fake plants and some I found in a nearby river.

I used some biostart stuff and it has one ram chiclid in it.

The light looks kinda dumb as it is a thirty inch and the tank is twenty.

Anyhow has a maxijet 400 and a hob with floss dirt in the bottom.

If you guys know how to id these plant I would like to know what I have.

I am going to be moving this tank into a 20l but I have to get some more substrate and fish before I do.

I went to my local lfs and saw some swords and other plants im going to get once I setup the 20l.

Everything is doing good the fish lost a little color as my ph is a bit high but i'm going to work that out soon.



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Do a LOT of water changes. A blue ram isn't a good fish to cycle a tank with. They are sensitive fish. If you have an established tank already set up I would move it and put some hardy fish in like Zebra Danios or guppys.

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I Don't have another tank. But I have slowly been increasing the food to the tank.

Started with one flake im now at four flakes. I have been changing media daily for now and adding safe start.

10 % water change ? how often ?

i'm using reverse osmosis filtered water.

I have a few reef tanks this is just my first planted.
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Stop changing the media and JUST CHANGE THE WATER. Also, feed more than a few flakes. You are going to starve your fish this way, lol.

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10 % water change ? how often ?
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I would do daily 50% water changes the first week, the 2nd week go to every other day, the third week after every two days. The fourth week I would go down to once per week and try to keep it there.

This is what I did with my first tank and I am on week three with no major issues.


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R/O water is not for freshwater tanks unless you put back some of the minerals taken out in that process with Sea Chem Equilibrium for example.
When you take out the bio-media you throw away the beneficial bacteria that are in there.

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Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever change your media.
If you want that ram to live then I agree with the above saying you need to do a ton of water changes. Throwing a ram into an unestablished tank is probably not going to end well


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Well he is still ok eating I am giving him just about as much as he eat 2 to 3 times a day.

Which is like 6 little flakes.

OK so I will use my waste water from my ro unit.

It's a 1 micron sediment and 5 micron carbon block.

I will start to do some water changes I was changing the filter to get the louse bits 9f dirt from the tank.
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If can get some Seachem Prime, you can dose that every day to bind up the ammonia into a less toxic form.

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