thanks a lot, that's some very useful info
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2002 9:32
Subject: Re: water changes
I do own some RO Right but, hardly ever use
it. In the winter when the RO water is cold I will sometime add some hot tap
water using a little decloarinatetor to take out chlorine and chlorimine which
is what they put in the water where I live.
Actually most fish I don't
throw right into strait RO water I would say in general the water would be
around 100ppm TDS when I start. I give them a couple weeks to get to know
where they are then I start doing water changes. Usually about 5 gallons a
week on a 20 gallon tank.
Now different fish like say the D.
Filamentosus are treated differently but, in general the SA dwarf pretty much
in my tanks are treated the same. This is what works for me but, might be
different from someone else's ideas. So the old disclaimer ad is, "Whatever
works for you."
Sometimes I'll add bags of peat which I have previously
zapped in the micro wave to make sure any bad things that could be in there
I use an organic peat from Canada which I buy from local lawn and
garden center. Just make sure its just peat with no additives. This will
soften and lower pH for those that need it. It's a learning experience and I'm
still learning too. Good luck and most of all have
"Water changes are one of the most important things you
make conditions right for spawning"
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