Originally Posted by T4V3N
I'd agree, to be honest, but I just want to attempt something different. I've been told that German Blue Rams can be kept in slightly hard water or a Ph of 7.5, which I have. Ph of 5 would be needed for them to breed, which I'd probably not attempt anyway. I just feel like I want to keep them in proper water parameters since I want to make sure they live the full extent of their lives. In the end though, I'd probably just avoid buying a GBR.
1077, that's too much work for me, lol. So with both of your opinions, I'd just keep to other fish that I know would be okay in my water. ^_^
Ny tapwater comes out at pH 7.5 and 10 DGH and I managed to keep domestic Discus in this water but the ram's just would not live more than a few week's.
Maybe one fish in five would live more than a couple week's.
Was then that I began expierimenting in smaller tank with the R/O,tapwater mixture(distilled water is cheaper here).
The fishes would live a couple year's ,or maybe three,, which is about their life expectancy I was told.
Have heard that some of these fish are doing better for some in moderately hard water such as mine,,but I had much better success with the softer water via mixing R.O./tapwater.
Could maybe boil some peat and expieriment in bucket or tub with how much peat soup is needed to achieve desired result's.
Would not expieriment with fish in the tank,especially the Ram's who in my view are very sensitive to changes which happen too fast.