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post #1 of 11 Old 07-14-2009, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Is blackwater ok for gouramis?

I have a couple gouramis in with my angelfish, and will be moving them to a new 55 gal soon, and I am planning on doing a blackwater setup. Will the gouramis be ok in the new water or should I be finding them a new home?
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post #2 of 11 Old 07-14-2009, 03:21 AM
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Why kind of gouramis are they? I've seen a lot of blackwater setups with chocolate gouramis if that helps.
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post #3 of 11 Old 07-14-2009, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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they are dwarf blues.
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post #4 of 11 Old 07-14-2009, 08:00 PM
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Almost all gouramis came from blackwaters. Not an issue to keep dwarf gouramis in blackwater setups.

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post #5 of 11 Old 08-18-2009, 02:51 PM
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What is blackwater?
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post #6 of 11 Old 08-18-2009, 03:03 PM
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"Blackwater is made by tannins, the substance that is released by driftwood, leaves, peat moss, and a variety of other natural substances."

The water is actually tea-stained looking, and not black.

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post #7 of 11 Old 08-18-2009, 03:22 PM
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"Blackwater is made by tannins, the substance that is released by driftwood, leaves, peat moss, and a variety of other natural substances."

The water is actually tea-stained looking, and not black.
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-18-2009, 10:48 PM
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Exactly.

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post #9 of 11 Old 08-20-2009, 01:43 PM
Post is dated : however, what ph are you shooting for ?
Dwarfs can do well in 6.5-7.5 but you need to be careful with BWE, for your ph can take a sharp dip without a good buffering / stabalizer. Too low fo a ph can destroy your biological system.




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post #10 of 11 Old 08-20-2009, 01:56 PM
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...blackwater tank...interesting...I know I'd constantly be getting "wow...you're tank is filthy", and "ohh...poor fish" type comments from guests if I tried that.
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