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post #1 of 6 Old 07-28-2013, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Question Water hardness for livebearers

What should the water hardness be for livebearers? I am starting a tank and I am all ready except for that darn hardness. Some places are saying really high and some are saying really low. I need both Kh and Gh.
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-29-2013, 12:51 PM
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What hardness do you have in your water now?

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-29-2013, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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120 kh and gh
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-29-2013, 01:13 PM
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Both are 120 ppm?? So 7dgh?

I would think that live bearers would need harder water.

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-29-2013, 02:33 PM
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Livebearers are pretty tolerant of ANYTHING, but they will do best in harder water. Do you know what specific fish you intend to keep? Check our Reference Material on the toolbar above. There's section for Livebearers in there that might be able to get you started. . .
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-29-2013, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't put the fish in yet and I do know that I'm going to keep swordtails, guppies, mollies and possibly some others.
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