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This is a discussion on Swordtails for Cycling within the Livebearers forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> Originally Posted by fish_4_all As for soft water being the culprit, I would have thought that the softness would have effected both the swords ...

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Swordtails for Cycling
Old 11-03-2007, 11:38 AM   #11
 
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As for soft water being the culprit, I would have thought that the softness would have effected both the swords and the platties about the same since most live bearers like harder water but you may be right.
I cheated a bit on the platies. I put two fist sized hunks of rock that I think are feldspar in there to leech some calcium into the water.

That said, they seemed to withstand the cycling much, much better than the swords.
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