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post #11 of 17 Old 12-19-2006, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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nice pics mon. are u using R/O water, or is ur tap just that good?
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I don't use R/O on any fish except the marines...What I do is run all my water through peat overnight to bring down the Ph from 8.3 to 7.4 and the diff it has made on the fish since I have done this is huge. My water used to be really good here but I started having some problems with more than normal losses,I done all the normal checks and everything seemed to be ok....I started checking my ph test kits 5 in total and every one of them gave me a diff reading so I bought myself a electronic sera meter and that was showing a complete 1.0 diff to the liquid and dip strips... So I sent it back to Sera to get changed and they sent it back to me saying there was no fault! hmmmm what the f*** is going on here? So!! I started checking all my tanks electronically and all my tanks were 8.3 no bloody wonder the fish were falling over
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good info derek. makes me wonder how far off my test strips are. not that i actually pull em out very often. assuming mine work, it sounds like my water is close to urs in ph and probably buffer. how much and how often do u swap ur peat moss? i ask cause i really would like to keep discus.
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good info derek. makes me wonder how far off my test strips are. not that i actually pull em out very often. assuming mine work, it sounds like my water is close to urs in ph and probably buffer. how much and how often do u swap ur peat moss? i ask cause i really would like to keep discus.
We fill a Eheim 2224 full of peat and that is run in 750 ltrs every night for the next days w/changes...The only thing that discus can't take is any ammonia and they also don't do well in water with over 20ppm nitrate
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interesting. i was under the impression that discus needed really soft acidic water. i might have to give em a try when i get the 125g.
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Hope you, wife and baby are OK!

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interesting. i was under the impression that discus needed really soft acidic water. i might have to give em a try when i get the 125g.
Discus can acclimate to most FW waters.
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-19-2006, 09:40 PM
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wassup big jones. good to see u 2.
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