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post #21 of 28 Old 04-05-2010, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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How will the Farlowella do with my pH at 7.0?
Probably fine; have a look of our profile on this species: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/p.../twig-catfish/

I can't remember your water hardness but over time the tank pH may drop some if it is around neutral now. Not vacuuming the substrate will aid this.

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They will browse over all that. I don't think they require real wood, but plecos do need actual wood to rasp, not sure if BN are in that group. Maybe someone who has them knows this.
Yep, BN's do need wood to rasp as well. My two go nuts on my two dw pieces when they are not scouring the ground, plants or tank walls for algae.

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post #23 of 28 Old 04-06-2010, 12:21 AM
love seeing the close-ups and full tank shots, byron! thanks for those...i know that i've been waiting a long time for those! and thanks for trying to hook me up with more frog bit! i have some now but it is by no stretch of the imagination anywhere near as nice as yours. from what i could tell, yours was nice and big, like a succulent. maybe a testament to the health of your tank. hopefully it will make two transitions (>>kymmie>>me)!

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post #24 of 28 Old 04-06-2010, 05:49 AM
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Hi Byron. I did read it. I kind of gave up on it until I mentioned it here because the profile page states acidic water and I have neutral.
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Hi Byron. I did read it. I kind of gave up on it until I mentioned it here because the profile page states acidic water and I have neutral.
As I mentioned, your tank is relatively new, and unless your water is hard (KH and GH) the pH in the tank will drop. When it gets below 7, and after the tank is established (another issue for Farlowella, never in new tanks), consider this fish. They really are one of my favourites, they are odd, interesting, extremely peaceful, no copius waste as with many plecos--really no bad habits of faults. Plus they do a terrific job keeping plant leaves spotless. What more could one want?

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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 #27 of 28 Old 04-07-2010, 01:42 PM
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Love the tank and fishes. My issue the ph here is too high for it at 7.6. The Farlowella would probably not do too well in it.
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post #28 of 28 Old 04-07-2010, 03:02 PM
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OMG!!!....your tank is....AWSOME !!!!!!!!!!!!

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