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Can I Get Coral Red Pencil Fish with these parameters?

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Can I Get Coral Red Pencil Fish with these parameters?
Old 04-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
 
Question Can I Get Coral Red Pencil Fish with these parameters?

I am interested in getting some Coral Red Pencil Fish and was wondering if I have the right parameters?I have a 15 long.

ph-6.25

Nitrite-0

Nitrate-5

It is a very well planted tank with floating wisteria and drift wood.Also I have a dwarf gourami and golden wonder killifish and was wondering if the pencil fish will get along with them?
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
 
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Yes to the Gourami but no to the killifish..

The killifish is actually going to get too big for your tank (they get to about 4") and there will also likely be aggression issues with the pencilfish and killifish.

What is GH Aand KH of your water?
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:18 AM   #3
 
my kh is around 0 and my gh is .75
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:44 AM   #4
 
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my kh is around 0 and my gh is .75
What is the measurement value for the GH, by which I mean ppm (parts per million), mg/liter or degrees? I am puzzled by .75

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Old 05-02-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
 
Well I don't have the liquid test solutin for GH so the only thing I could measure it with were test strips and it gave me decimals to measure it by.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:26 PM   #6
 
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Well I don't have the liquid test solutin for GH so the only thing I could measure it with were test strips and it gave me decimals to measure it by.
It should say in the instructinos/explanation what the numbers are measuring in. And/or does it indicate what this range means?
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:01 AM   #7
 
If there were instructions I don't have them,but I took a pic of the sheet that tells me all the parameter measures and uploaded it to my computers pictures but when I try to put the pic on here it asks for a link but there is none for pics that come from your computer so I am very cofused I would upload the pic if I knew how.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:29 AM   #8
 
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If there were instructions I don't have them,but I took a pic of the sheet that tells me all the parameter measures and uploaded it to my computers pictures but when I try to put the pic on here it asks for a link but there is none for pics that come from your computer so I am very cofused I would upload the pic if I knew how.
If the pic is on your computer as a .jpg file, you can upload it by clicking the "Manage Attachments" button in the area below the text box of a new post. When the little window opens, click the "Browse" button at the top, then find the photo on your PC, and click "Upload." It takes a few seconds or longer, but the link will appear. Then close the box. Some file extensions willnot upload, but jpg will.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:47 PM   #9
 
thanks heres the pic (I hope)mine was .75 so thats soft:IMG_0933.jpg
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:05 PM   #10
 
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OK that makes more sense. The numbers are in ppm, it says this in the heading, Total Hardness (GH) ppm - Freshwater. And there is no decimal before the numbers in this row, so it is 75ppm, which is soft. It is roughly equal to 4 dGH. That issue is solved.

So this will suit soft water fish, such as the pencilfish you mentioned.

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