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Old 12-01-2009, 02:27 AM   #11
 
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oh you can definitely breed feeder guppies! I forget why my friend got them in the first place, but they bred in his tank no problem! One day I would like to get Leaf Fish too, thats why ive done research and talked to another one of my friends who has had them. I would like to take advantage of my naturally acidic and soft water! The only thing I don't like about aquabid is that they dont have like live guarantee always...so thats your risk you have to take, however the plan to buy those fish and save the rest for plants is a personally good idea! The gouramis might, they arent picky in their diet, at least mine werent. Back to shipping...id have your lfs order them for you and and have them hang on to them for a week. If youre confident in the fish's health, then buy them =)


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Old 12-01-2009, 05:48 PM   #12
 
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thanks. my water isnt soft and idk bout the acidic part but it was said that it can live between 6-7.4 and mine is about 7.4 maybe 7.3 whats considered acidic water and how do you measure it?
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:44 PM   #13
 
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7 is neutral.
<7 is acidic.
>7 is basic.
Usually when water is acidic its also soft, and usually when water is basic, it's harder. This is a generality.
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:49 PM   #14
 
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if i added peat moss would that also make the water more acidic? i heard its a good way to make water softer.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:09 PM   #15
 
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if i added peat moss would that also make the water more acidic? i heard its a good way to make water softer.
It is indeed, however, peat moss is...messy haha I tried it and got fed up with it. Id use some bog wood or mopani wood...itll stain your water brown by the water leaching the tannic acid out of the wood, but its really not that big of a deal when the lights are on, only in dim lighting is it really noticable. Make sure you keep up with water changes, as the water will get too acidic otherwise.
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:45 PM   #16
 
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ok, im probably going to get some wood. what shoudl my proses be?
get wood then plants then fish
get plants then wood then fish
im thinking the first one because i would like to attach some plants to wood.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:25 PM   #17
 
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ok, im probably going to get some wood. what shoudl my proses be?
get wood then plants then fish
get plants then wood then fish
im thinking the first one because i would like to attach some plants to wood.

Either will work. If your working on a budget, I'd get the wood first
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:36 PM   #18
 
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ok cool, i think ill order it tonight.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:22 AM   #19
 
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Sweet, I'm really excited to see this pan out for you =)
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:36 AM   #20
 
Hmm Depending on the size of the leaffish, maybe black mollies with them? They breed like rabbits and should provide near constant babies for the leaf fish to ambush. And they wont be as noticable as other fish since they are black.
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