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Originally Posted by dj7984 View Post
The wood might lower the GH/pH slightly, but not significantly, but here we need to know the KH as this buffers pH.
Back to the fish, you have a mix of soft water and hard water fish which is going to be problematic. Livebearers need the harder water, especially molly, or they will have health issues and likely premature death. Soft water fish like loaches are happier in softer water. We can discuss this more when we know the numbers for the GH and KH.
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]
Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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