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Re: Acclimating to "normal" water conditions



Francine,
I agree with the last 3 people who stated getting an RO unit.  I have VERY 
hard water, but solved the problem with a RO/DIO unit.  With 27 tanks in the 
house, I would think that an RO unit would be a wonderful addition.  I got 
mine online for a very decent price.
Bonny


>From: Dave Gomberg <gomberg@wcf.com>
>Reply-To: apisto@listbox.com
>To: apisto@listbox.com
>Subject: Re: Acclimating to "normal" water conditions
>Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 17:17:47 -0800
>
>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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