06-23-2008, 11:34 PM
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Changed tank to cichlid tank
my 1st tank a, 35g I started the tank about 3 months ago with some mollies, red plattiea and neon tetras then decided to buy 3 electric yellow cichlids and they were fine until one day i see my largest plattie (bigger than the cichlids) on his back laying on the sand with his head missing and part of his fat stomach eaten. Pretty horrific scene so 2 days later I gave away all my fish except the 3 yellow cichlids. Last week i bought 1 orange cichlid, 1 blue cichlid and 1 livingston cichlid which looks like a army camoflauge. I have live plants, anubas, and plan on getting plants the livingston is comfortable with like tall grass but i need to raise my ph, i'm at 6 now, what's the safest way to raise ph?
I'm at the tail end of my cycle, I''m getting small amounts of nitrates but no nitrites and very little amonia. I'm worried about the ph and don't want to raise it the wrong way and hurt something. I'm not using any salt but will consider it if it helps. thanks[/u]