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post #1 of 6 Old 12-27-2010, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Hi I was wondering about peat moss. I am not sure if I have soft enough water for my rams to be in the mood for breeding and I heard about peat moss. The pH is around 6 so I am good there but I need softer water. Would peat help

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-27-2010, 09:21 PM
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Ya it would help. The problem with peat moss I've heard is that there is no good way to tell how much it will soften the water. It could also lower your pH too which you don't need. I would slowly add it to your filter, and see if your pH goes down or your fish's behavior changes.

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post #3 of 6 Old 12-27-2010, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
well I am learning that my water is good... I have a dgh of around 4 or 70 ppm... Is this soft enough for them.

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-28-2010, 11:50 AM
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Ya I think that's pretty good...

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post #5 of 6 Old 12-28-2010, 02:03 PM
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If we are considering the Bolivian Ram, no issues period. If it is the common or blue ram, you're probably OK depending upon the source of the fish; if the fish are wild caught attention must be paid to the water parameters much more than tank-raised. Not sure if this is the same as another thread on gold/blue rams I responded to, but if it is--gold rams and German Blue are hybrid fish developed from the wild strain, so all will be tank raised. You're fine.

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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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post #6 of 6 Old 12-28-2010, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
ok thanks I don't know if mine are wild or not but the male is perfectly fine

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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