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    South American River Theme?

    Would it be pushing it to try and get something for the surface too?
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    South American River Theme?

    Even seems easier since every place recommends shoals of at least 6 for more social fish.
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    South American River Theme?

    Do rams really need to be in pairs? What about just one ram, or cutting back on tetra or cory for a third?
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    South American River Theme?

    So if I go with blue rams, cardinal tetra, and sterbai cory, what might be some suitable plants from the region that can tolerate those temperatures? I also wouldn't mind trying for odd numbers of fish and plants, as I've heard it somehow looks more natural.
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    South American River Theme?

    Temperate rainforests, yes. I worry about the rams hurting the cories, how aggressive can they get?
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    South American River Theme?

    Those are from Asia, so it'd break the theme. My experience with loaches is also that they hide a lot. Still though, they had crossed my mind.
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    South American River Theme?

    Are Sterbai Cory the only ones that can handle that temp, and more importantly can they be in that temp 24/7 and not suffer any adverse side effects? As for my tap water, it's naturally soft and acidic as I live right on the coast, in a rainforest. :P I don't know exactly, but it's somewhere in...
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    South American River Theme?

    Hey all, I'm not exactly new to fish keeping, but I've been out of the hobby for many years, and would like to get some help setting up a tank. I'm only in a small apartment right now, so it couldn't be anything too big. Honestly, it's mostly the weight I'm worried about. I'm thinking about a...
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    Discus Breeds: A Matter Of Preferance?

    If you don't mind me asking, what's in your display pic?
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    Discus Breeds: A Matter Of Preferance?

    Thanks again. In my research I'm beginning to get a little frustrated with how much man has tampered with this species, I must admit. There's so many strains it's near impossible to identify anything with any certainty. Almost seems like guppies all over again. :P What about the natural...
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    Discus Breeds: A Matter Of Preferance?

    I assume tank size would also play a role then, since smaller tanks are more likely to dirty faster.
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    Discus Breeds: A Matter Of Preferance?

    It's been a long time, so please forgive the noob question: what is it in the water and/or substrate that stunts them?
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    Discus Breeds: A Matter Of Preferance?

    Thanks for the fast response. Are there any particular strains you yourself favor? About the daily water changes... Being a collage student I'm increasingly busy and would have a hard time getting that done daily. Is that really totally necessary as opposed to the once every week or so...
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    Discus Breeds: A Matter Of Preferance?

    %100 Water changes daily? Might help young discus in some strange way, but I suspect that'd kill everything else. :/
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    Discus Breeds: A Matter Of Preferance?

    I'd have to say it's been a good few years since I last had my aquarium stocked. I just turned twenty-one last month, and haven't touched it since I was about seventeen or so. I have to admit, the urge has hit me anew after boredom struck and I decided to read up on some old favorites. After...
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