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post #11 of 23 Old 11-03-2011, 06:27 PM
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I found this.. perhaps someone can go from here.

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post #12 of 23 Old 11-03-2011, 06:32 PM
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Responding to the last two posts.

Re the fish, the numbers of fish are no problem [minus the guppy and possibly gourami], but the water chemistry might mean some may have difficulty.

Yes, the fish store might do tests; if they do, ask them for numbers, not some vague meaningless term like "sort of hard" or "pH is OK."

I see ladayen has posted a site link while i was typing, so I'll check that before going further.

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post #13 of 23 Old 11-03-2011, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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I have no clue where to look, maybe Bryon does. Thanks helping :D!!!!! Ohh, looks like Ive spoken too soon.

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Responding to the last two posts.

Re the fish, the numbers of fish are no problem [minus the guppy and possibly gourami], but the water chemistry might mean some may have difficulty.

Yes, the fish store might do tests; if they do, ask them for numbers, not some vague meaningless term like "sort of hard" or "pH is OK."

I see ladayen has posted a site link while i was typing, so I'll check that before going further.
Nothing useful that I can see. They are more concerned over contaminants like lead, mercury, and such. You can call them and ask for the water hardness and Alkalinity (two separate numbers).

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Okay, Ill call. Where did you find them?

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Okay, Ill call. Where did you find them?
I used the link in ladayen's post. Is that not where you live?

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post #17 of 23 Old 11-03-2011, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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I found the numbers.

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post #18 of 23 Old 11-04-2011, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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My hardness is 75 alakline is 40. The water level in my area is normal,but. I don't know if this too hard for the I fish want to keep. The guy there said the alakine could go down once I do a water change (its time anyway ) is this true??

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My hardness is 75 alakline is 40. The water level in my area is normal,but. I don't know if this too hard for the I fish want to keep. The guy there said the alakine could go down once I do a water change (its time anyway ) is this true??
Presumably those numbers are ppm (or mg/litre which is close to ppm), and not degrees [they are too high for degrees]. So that is not bad at all. A GH of 75 is 4 dGH, and Alkalinity (KH) of 40 is about 2 dKH. That is quite soft.

Hardness and Akalinity do not change from what they are in the tap water, unless you do something to alter them. However, they are connected with the pH, esp Alkalinity, and with this low a KH the pH will tend to lower as the water acidifies due to natural biological processes. With your GH you are in ideal position for soft water fish. Regular water changes weekly will maintain stable parameters.

This softness however is not good for livebearers. The molly especially will have difficulty in such water and will not last long.

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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 #20 of 23 Old 11-04-2011, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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I have my platies in the tank and they're doing fine. I've had them in the tank for some months with a ballon molly. I do have driftwood, soo maybe thats why the waters soft.

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