05-14-2011, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Erin8D
Hello there. My 10 gallon tank has been running for quite some time, and I want to redo it as I don't have any fish that will be staying in it currently. I have gravel and a few live plants now, but I intend to switch to black sand. I am also going to try a full planted tank with a large bogwood rootlike structure, covered in cut up marmio ball strips. I also want to have the corners green with anubais, and a lot of java fern scattered around.
My question is, how do I go about keeping the water parameters stable for 7-8 pygmy corries? I've read they like soft water, and I'm not sure if the wood will necessarily make it soft enough. I've always just kept guppies, so I was never highly concerned about parameters, just keeping the tank clear. Help? I've read these guys are sensitive and I really don't want to hurt them. Pygmy Cory (Corydoras pygmaeus) Profile
EDIT: also, what other types of fish would do well with their specific requirements? Either schooling or pair(:
You can use a water softening pillow that can usually be bought at any LPS, it'll remove calcium, magnesium, copper & iron. They're also rechargable.