01-21-2010, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by marzipanquinn
Thank you, I will return him. I will be picking fish better suited to a higher PH rather than attempting to lower the PH, even with rocks (if that's possible, still have to do research on that). I was thinkin about trying it yesterday but I've thought over it some more. Mollies or platys are looking good. I'm going to give it a while though! At least a month anyway, possibly more!
I am setting up a quarantine tank tho!! I didn't have money to buy another tank one but my sister has a 90 litre tank she's not going to use for a while so I'm setting that up this weekend and will use that in the future for quarantining new fish and sick fish!
Thanks for your advice. I think this forum is great. I can't believe there are so many people willing to give advise to anyone!
It is good thinking to have fish suited to your water rather than attempt to adjust your water to suit fish. Especially if you are having difficulties--your earlier comment (which I missed last time, sorry) that it is really difficult. It really isn't, though I remember my troubles and thinking it wasn't worth it. Most of us probably go through this, some even after much experience when something new seems insurmountable. But many on here have considerable experience, and are willing as you've noted to offer suggestions to help.
On the water, if your pH is in the 7's or 8's and there is corresponding hardness, livebearers would be excellent fish. And there are several plants that will do well in such water too. And of course African rift lake cichlids if the tank is big enough for a community. If the water is in the low 7's and moderately hard, there are many other fish than can adapt. Lots of choices. After some research, post your questions, we all love to answer them.