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post #1 of 9 Old 11-04-2010, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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cardinal tetras what water paramiters do you have?

I am curious. Those that are successful at keeping cardinals, what water params do you have including nitrate. I find it hard to keep nitrate below 30 is that a problem?
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-06-2010, 02:04 AM
if theres plants that shouldn't be a problem.all mature tank have nitrates.

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otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
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post #3 of 9 Old 11-06-2010, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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No plants. I have silver dollars. Cool then. What about ph and stuff?
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-06-2010, 01:26 PM
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/p...ardinal-tetra/ heres the info you need

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-06-2010, 01:35 PM
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Kitten has linked the profile, so that covers everything; I'll point out highlights.

Cardinals need soft, acidic water; I have mine in water with a GH of 1 dGH, and pH is around 6.2-6.4 although I feel this pH is a bit high for them. You'll see in the profile the pH of their native water is below 5. And most are still wild caught.

Another issue is plants. They need plants, more for the security. They occur in natural waters either thick with plants, or well shaded by overhanging vegetation with lots of roots, branches, etc in the water. They occur in very dim light. In a tank with no "cover," a white substrate, and direct overhead light, they will always be stressed.

In a suitable environment, they will live more than 10 years.

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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 #6 of 9 Old 11-06-2010, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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I have a lot of fake plants. My ph is 7.5. I was wondering if anyone was successful with that ph?
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-07-2010, 03:05 AM
7.5 is high.mostly chilids do well at that ph.fishes like tetras do well in a lower ph.use coral sand or oh buffers to lower it as they won't last long with such high ph

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-07-2010, 12:39 PM
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7.5 is high.mostly chilids do well at that ph.fishes like tetras do well in a lower ph.use coral sand or oh buffers to lower it as they won't last long with such high ph
coral sand will raise pH...I used it in one of my tanks for that purpose.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada

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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 #9 of 9 Old 11-07-2010, 12:53 PM
opps... sorry mis info thanks for catching it bryon =)


heres what you really need adding wood, plants and peat moss or you could use artificial PH blockers

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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