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Re: Acclimating to "normal" water conditions



Bonny,

With the DI component, do you need to add any trace elements to account for
essentially H2 and O only in the RO/DI product?

Bob

----- Original Message -----
From: "B Z" <kasseen10@hotmail.com>
To: <apisto@listbox.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 7:33 PM
Subject: 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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