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casssch 03-08-2013 08:37 PM

Thoughts for new fish?
 
I'm looking ahead as 3/4 of the globarbs died, what would be a good replacement? If the 4th one pulls through, I'm assuming the best route would be more of them? But if he doesn't, what are some good ideas? It will be after the tank cycles before I get more fish.

BarbH 03-08-2013 09:06 PM

Few questions to make it easier to help you with suggestions. What size is the tank? Do you know what type of water that you have, is it soft, medium or hard, is the pH of your water acidic or more towards basic. Some fish can be very sensitive to the type of water they are kept in and may not do well if the water its outside of those parameters. Is there any type of fish that you are interested in keeping so that compatibly can be considered. Also are you going to keep live plants in this tank? Most fish are fine with live plants and will appreciate them, but there are some fish that will eat those plants also.

Sorry about the fish that you lost.

casssch 03-08-2013 10:15 PM

Hard water, ph is 8.2. I have 2 lily bulbs in there currently, not sure if they'll work out. Otherwise, likely won't be having any plants. I have a bristle nose pleco and 2 other fish I'm not sure what they are (I have pics in my other thread). It's a 20 gal.

MoneyMitch 03-08-2013 11:19 PM

my vote is for a couple e blue johannis, they love the hard water and are super neat to watch

JDM 03-09-2013 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by casssch (Post 1460539)
Hard water, ph is 8.2. I have 2 lily bulbs in there currently, not sure if they'll work out. Otherwise, likely won't be having any plants. I have a bristle nose pleco and 2 other fish I'm not sure what they are (I have pics in my other thread). It's a 20 gal.

Any idea what the actual numbers are on the hard water? I've seen under 10dGH called hard and soft... I happen to be in the 23dGH range which is considered very hard and is outside of the range of many many fish.

I am sure I asked this in your other thread but I can't see if you knew what it was.

Those are cool looking fish MM.

Jeff.

casssch 03-09-2013 02:07 PM

No, I don't know the number.

Byron 03-11-2013 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by casssch (Post 1461188)
No, I don't know the number.

You can ascertain the GH and KH from your municipal water supply people, they likely have a website.


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