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Hello everyone,

After a while trying to entertain myself with my outdoor pond, I finally took the plunge and bought myself a tropical fish tank. 

It is already cycled and I have some fish, but I wanted to check if anyone has some of the things I’m after before heading to the lfs since a lot of times people breed or have extras that they don’t know what to do with. Happy to pay or trade.

 

I’m after:

- Neon and glowlight tetras

- female bristlenose plecos

- female guppies

- corydoras

- Bolivian Rams

- tank plants, (anubias, tiger lilies, duckweed, Java moss, or banana lilies would be awesome)

 

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I would hold off on the rams until the tank has matured, as that is what they prefer.

I would offer some Anubias but not keen to send at this time of year and don't trust the couriers at the moment, from a time-wise point of view, as I am in the South Island.

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On 8/6/2022 at 8:58 PM, Caryl said:

I would hold off on the rams until the tank has matured, as that is what they prefer.

I would offer some Anubias but not keen to send at this time of year and don't trust the couriers at the moment, from a time-wise point of view, as I am in the South Island.

Thanks for the tip. How long should I wait for the tank to mature? I purchased the tank with all the substrate, plants, fish and mature filter material. I’m assuming the move will have affected the maturity of the bio filtration a bit. 
 

So far water parameters are still good, probably due to the very low stocking levels. 

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You might be fine then but I have heard ram owners say (I have not kept them myself) an aquarium needs to be 6 - 12 months mature but as yours was already set-up, the 6 months should be fine. If everything seems stable at this point though, because it was already matured and is stocked lightly, you might get away with earlier.

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