06-12-2012, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by KPainter
I'd have to buy water since the system treats the whole house and that's not practical since I'm not going to buy water every time I have to do a water change. This is getting a lot more complicated than I anticipated. Starting to get frustrated. Especially since I can't even have fish until the water is cycled!
Don't get discouraged. The fish are pretty adaptable these days. If they come from a local pet store, they'll probably do fine in your tank. For breeding purposes, you'd want to provide the optimum conditions but, for a community tank, unless parameters are extreme, don't fret too much. The plants are actually more sensitive. Starting out, I'd get the toughest plants available.