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  1. Question Tank layout for a German Blue Ram?

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    I am about to change my tank layout to accommodate a German Blue Ram.

    I will be getting a single male GBR to be a focal point for my incredibly peaceful 29g tank. His tankmates will be ottocats, albino cories, cardinal tetras and pygmy rainbowfish.

    I would like to add some live plants and currently i must change my substrate before even considering adding a GBR to the tank. At the moment the water levels have been stable for many months, and the tank itself has been cycled for over a year.

    I will be adding play sand as substrate unless anyone knows a reason why this would be a poor choice for GBRs or Albino Cories.

    I am wondering about what would be the best plants to add and whether or not GBRs have any special sensitivities to certain types of live or fake plants.

    I plan on having stable water levels for awhile before adding a GBR- does anyone know the length of time i should wait before getting one after having changed the substrate? I won't be changing filter media, and i will be monitoring the tank water levels.

    Thanks for your time.
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    I am not aware of rams being sensitive to any species or type of plant, As long as there are dense thickets to
    hide in. After a substrate change I would personally wait a month, maybe longer depending on how much the tank appears to have settled.

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    I agree with madagascariensis on waiting until the new substrate has settled and the water is clear again before adding a Ram.
    A nice piece of driftwood would be good for the GBR. They love to hover near it like largemouth bass. A little java moss tied to the driftwood looks nice as well.
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    Thanks I will definitely wait a good long period until the sand settles itself and the rhythm of the tank gets to it's new norm.
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    Most fish probably like live plants, and a mix of types are a nice idea since that provides variety, but I don't think the fish care about species or anything. I personally like a hunk of Java moss for small fish like cories to dive into, but that's just a suggestion.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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    The substrate was changed 2 days ago and the tank is nice and clear. So far the water levels seem alright. I will test every few days to monitor how the tank behaves now that it has a clean substrate, and now that it has sand as substrate.
    I have Java moss in the tank already and i will share pictures on my profile once i can.
    (there are also pictures of my 10g planted Betta tank on my profile if anyone is interested)
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