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Bacon Is Good 07-22-2012 05:07 PM

Driftwood?
 
Do Bristlenose plecos need driftwood? If they do does driftwood make water hard?

Byron 07-22-2012 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bacon Is Good (Post 1166863)
Do Bristlenose plecos need driftwood? If they do does driftwood make water hard?

Yes to the first question, no to the second.

It mentions in our profile of the Bristlenose Pleco that it requires some driftwood fibre in its diet. Wood will slightly acidify/soften water as it releases tannins. The extent to which this occurs will depend upon the GH and KH of the water and the amount of wood, but it is usually minimal at most.

Byron.

Bacon Is Good 07-22-2012 06:57 PM

Cool starting new 30 gallon looking to get a bristlenose


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