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Re: Acclimating to "normal" water conditions



Francine, I am only guessing but I would guess an RO unit might be very 
helpful to you.   Have you looked at that option?   Do you live in the 
US?   What state?   Or if abroad, where????


At 04:04 PM 3/6/01 -0800, you wrote:
>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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