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Re: Acclimating to "normal" water conditions



Bonny, what's the tds of your RO/DI water?


At 05:14 PM 3/7/01 -0600, you wrote:
>Absolutely.  The water isn't very stable without it (ph) and trace 
>elements are needed for both fish and plants.  It is all around healthier 
>to have than to not haave.  My RO/DIO unit takes everything out of the 
>water.  I was using Kents RO right, but am now using Seachems equilibrium 
>which I like better.
>Bonny
>
>>From: "Bob Crosby" <rtcrosby@charter.net>
>>Reply-To: apisto@listbox.com
>>To: <apisto@listbox.com>
>>Subject: Re: Acclimating to "normal" water conditions
>>Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 22:33:20 -0600
>>
>>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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