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Re: Acclimating to "normal" water conditions



My tap water is 8.5 with dH coming in at 63 ppms.  I am so frustrated at
this point that I have considered raising Africans. Actually bought
brichardi and n. mealagris and then realized that I will have to modify for
their water changes as well.  

I do have success with getting my apistos to spawn, but it becomes a
headache doing water changes.  Before I bought this house and expanded my
fishroom to 27 tanks, I used distilled water for changes.  But with the
amount of tanks I have now, hauling in distilled water at 89 cents a bottle
would be inane. I sometimes go in the fishroom and just stand there and
wonder what the hell am I doing this all for. Yet, the c barbatus spawned,
the bristlenose spawned ,all the apistos and the killis.  Unfortunantly, my
fry survival rate has fallen off and I am greatly discouraged.

I have been photographing my fish and others and have been successful. Maybe
that is what I should be doing instead of maintaining and breeding species
that I am unable to perpetuate. 

Ready to sell out,
Francine 



On Tue, 06 Mar 2001 13:51:02 -0700, apisto@listbox.com wrote:

>  Francine,
>  
>  I don't consider anything liquid with a pH 8.5 water; that's more like
liquid
>  cement! If your water has an equally high carbonate hardness (alkalinity)
then I
>  would definitely mix the tap water with softer water. Some apistos will
handle
>  living in your tap water, but I doubt that blackwater species will.
>  
>  BTW the elizabethae Išana male is now over 3" SL with lots of red on the
body.
>  Let me know when you want him.
>  
>  Mike Wise
>  
>  FBethea wrote:
>  
>  > I am curiuos to learn how people on the list go about acclimating their
fish
>  > to normal water conditions.
>  >
>  > My tap water is 8.5 and the rain water is 6.0.  Will I have to mix the
rain
>  > water with tap until I get 7.0 thereabouts?
>  >
>  > Francine
>  >
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