03-08-2010, 07:28 AM
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Confused about brackish...
Hey again, I'm recently interested in getting some brackish fish so I would need a brackish set up going but I'm confused about the whole salt thing. I currently have a tank that housed african cichlids so I had been using the perfect pH stuff or whatever it's called that keeps the pH at 8.2, added it every time I changed the water. Would that system be sufficient to use as a brackish tank? I'm not really trying to have to buy all new additives and salts and everything else so I was wondering if I could just get the brackish fish and add them to the tank or if there was something else I had to add to the system. I have the freshwater salt but I read somewhere that the freshwater salt isn't what I want to add.
Right now all I have in the tank is a 6" catfish, a 8" common pleco, and a 3" spotted raphael catfish. It's a 45 gallon hexagon tank with gravel substrate, pH is 8.0-8.2, temp is 78-80, and I do weekly to week and a half water changes depending on my time availability.
Thanks for the help!