In a message dated 10/11/01 8:23:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
I will check it out. I noticed in some of the books/articles I've read certain types of Apistos require Clear Dark water some Black and some cloudy. I must admit the most I've done is paid close attention to the TDS and check the KH. Sometimes I've added peat extract and even put peat pellets in my corner box filters with the charcoal and ammonia chips. I've found that I'm doing so many water changes that sometimes I really probably only neat a sponge filter in the tank and as far as any additives they can't really last long in there because the water is always being changed. My tanks never go more than a week without at least 50% change and sometimes more than that.
You have a great day too.