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Old 07-02-2013, 05:52 PM   #11
 
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You will. I have very good plant growth in my two smallest tanks with these bulbs, and no algae. I've never figured out why this should be, but it is.
Hmmm, that's good to know. I'm thinking of a pair of the small chiclids, but was worried about algae, knowing that the algae eaters wouldn't do well in ph of 8.0+. Still can't decide what to put in the 10 gallon I've set up. I guess even if my water at work is 8.0ph, most Amazon/S.A. fish can still do okay?

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Hmmm, that's good to know. I'm thinking of a pair of the small chiclids, but was worried about algae, knowing that the algae eaters wouldn't do well in ph of 8.0+. Still can't decide what to put in the 10 gallon I've set up. I guess even if my water at work is 8.0ph, most Amazon/S.A. fish can still do okay?

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Wild caught fish will certainly have difficulties, but the GH is just as crucial if not moreso and I don't know what that is. Tank-raised fish can vary, but again the GH factors into this. Pristella Tetra would have no issue, but neons and cardinals would not last long-term. Our profiles for these fish explain why.
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