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Conductivity as measured in MircoSiemans

David Sanchez, thank you very much for your recent posting concerning 
conductivity: I couldn't agree with you more.  My experience with same has 
been exactly as you described!

I keep several Laetacara species all of which would spawn like clockwork, yet 
no fry.  The parents seemed to eat the eggs.  Upon closer examination, 
however, and after numerous "eaten" clutches of eggs, it appeared that the 
parents were merely eating those eggs that were not developing.  I was quite 
puzzled.  Why weren't the eggs developing?  My water chemistry is ideal for 
Laetacara genus species.  Finally, I invested in a conductivity meter and 
realized that my water measured circa 650 microsiemans due to the fertilizers 
and other additives I was using.

When I reduced the conductivity to more natural levels, I soon had to invest 
in several more tanks to house all of the new fry!

Randall Kohn
Chester, NJ

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