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post #11 of 15 Old 08-26-2010, 08:01 PM
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Platys would do well in your ph range too. There are lots of colorful options to choose from.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #12 of 15 Old 08-26-2010, 11:01 PM
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Hello, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

On the local plants, be careful; I don't know where you live, but if it is in a temperate region where you have winters with freezing temps, the plants in local ponds will need a winter rest and die back. Tropical plants in aquaria do not generally do this (some Aponogeton will), though they do go through "rest" periods when growth is minimal but they do not die back.

On the water parameters, do you know your hardness of the tap water? Your water board can tell you this, they may have a website. This is important because the carbonate hardness (KH) will determine the extent of pH buffering. With a pH of 7.2, and little or no KH, the tank will naturally acidify and the pH will drop into the 6 range. But with more KH it may be buffered to remain at 7.2, and regular weekly partial water changes will also work to maintain a stable pH.

Libebearers as mentioned prefer baqsic harder water, and it is fairly easy to achieve that. We will be able to go into this more when we know the hardness of the tap water.


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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 #13 of 15 Old 08-27-2010, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by kitten_penang View Post
chilids will do well in a 7.2 ph tank
true but few could deal with a 10 gallon and be able to thrive..some just not many

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post #14 of 15 Old 08-27-2010, 02:04 PM
Originally Posted by bearwithfish View Post
true but few could deal with a 10 gallon and be able to thrive..some just not many
a few of the small ones

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
22 May 2012
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post #15 of 15 Old 08-28-2010, 03:24 PM
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hello and welcome. :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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