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This is a discussion on pH and tannins within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Originally Posted by excal88 Ah, I see. I am not sure if the ones I got were wild-caught or captive bred, but the water ...

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Old 05-26-2011, 09:14 PM   #11
 
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Ah, I see. I am not sure if the ones I got were wild-caught or captive bred, but the water should soften naturally, correct? It'll just take some time. I'm all for natural occurring things, so I want to avoid additives if possible. For now I guess I'll let the tank sit and simmer on its own. Thanks for the tips Byron.
What is/are the cory species? I can tell from this.

No, the water in an aquarium will slightly soften over time, but this is minimal. Once it is diluted and made softer, it will stay that way.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:43 PM   #12
 
Currently have 3 panda corys, 3 false julii corys, and 4 sterbai corys. I'll use the water mix when I do water changes for a week or so then to help soften the water.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:16 PM   #13
 
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Currently have 3 panda corys, 3 false julii corys, and 4 sterbai corys. I'll use the water mix when I do water changes for a week or so then to help soften the water.
That should work, a slow change with several smallish water changes over several days.

Corydoras panda and C. sterbai are being tank raised so if purchased in a store will most likely not be wild caught unless it is a speciality fish store that does direct importing. C. trilineatus [the usual non-julii species] I'm not sure about, but I believe these are being commercially raised. However, C. panda is a sensitive cory, and all 3 of these would be more likely to spawn in soft water. You have different temperature requirements though, so check our profiles on that.

I can give you some links to spawning tips if asked.

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Old 05-28-2011, 02:11 PM   #14
 
So interesting thing, my pH has gone up to 8.0 from 7.8 without me adding anything save water *which the pH was at 7.8* and the pH stayed steady at 7.8 for the past couple days. The I also did add a light fixture and started using it, but it shouldn't cause a rise in pH, would it? Guess its back to the RO water machine for me. Haha.
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