04-28-2012, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by sparkyjoe
Well, it's not like we've got liquid rock pouring from the tap, I guess it's considered "moderately hard" being that it's right around 110-120 ppm (6 gpg).
I've read/heard that the Black Neons need soft water to breed, but I'm not planning on breeding.
I guess I'm most interested in whether this stocking level seems too high or if there are compatibility issues?
Your tap water is probably close to mine, fellow Buckeye. I have found that most fish will adapt. I really don't have any experience with a group of female bettas or fresh water shrimp. Your numbers seem right on. Again, I don't know anything about the shrimps' requirements. I'm assuming they're the same as fish. You might be able to sneak in a small group of Corys. The bettas get their air from the surface, so it's pretty much a matter of how much waste your system can handle.