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    nannacara aureocephalus

    All i know is my tap water was too hard for hongsloi and nijjensi eggs to hatch. GH is 7ish with tds around 130; kh is around 3. Some people call this soft water others not so soft. I call it too hard for my eggs and that is all that really matters ;)
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    Rio Atabapo

    I basically agree - but it is a bad kind of green algae - no clue if it is bad health wise for fishes but it grows when things are way out of whack. This is of course a non-scientific observation that i get that sort of algae when i goof and something is dying - like when i cut all the roots off...
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    nannacara aureocephalus

    Different people have different types of 'tap water' without giving the specificis of your tap water (kh,gh,tds) it is hard to make much of this statement.
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    Should peat be under the substrate or in the filter also is there a different between ro and ro/di ?

    I wish i lived in the north west where they have like 30 tds out of the faucet.
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    Should peat be under the substrate or in the filter also is there a different between ro and ro/di ?

    I left out a detail - it is actually: heater -> temp control value -> carbon filter -> carbon filter -/> split -> ro unit; -> available for aquariums - Not all my aquariums will get pure ro water - also i figure i would let the carbon filter in the ro unit exhaust. The vendor for the carbon...
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    Should peat be under the substrate or in the filter also is there a different between ro and ro/di ?

    One thing I should have mentioned is that i'm prefiltering the water - i.e, water heater -> carbon filter -> carbon filter -> ro unit (the carbon filters are just giant thingy filled with carbon - i'm using two of them in serial as paranoia).
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    Should peat be under the substrate or in the filter also is there a different between ro and ro/di ?

    A few data points - nilogc base tds is around 60 and his output is around 5 from this unit. My base tds is around 120 so it might be quite a bit higher (i guess that also depends what is in the water - he said his water had a lot of iron - mine has a lot of limestone). He indicated his cartridge...
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    Should peat be under the substrate or in the filter also is there a different between ro and ro/di ?

    Thanks. I guess for low ph tank i want tds zero - well maybe not - is the tds left behind kh or gh - i presume gh so maybe that is useful for plants? We have chlorine here - definitely not chloramine though there is nothing to stop the city from changing i don't expect it. I checked buck-eye...
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    Should peat be under the substrate or in the filter also is there a different between ro and ro/di ?

    I've mentioned that i'm setting up a large tank this spring - i will use pure ro wter but i'm unsure if it matters if the peat is under the substrate or in the filter. My hope is i can put it in the filter (in filter bag) so it is easy to replace as needed. Conversely is there a difference...
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    Sexing my Electric blue rams

    Just remember that they like 82 degree; so if your community aquairum has fishes that are used to cooler temps that might be an issue.
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    Dither fish for A borelli

    Naively I thought for harem breeders there was some advantage of dither fish as it keeps the male entertained while the female is doing her thing. Of course if ones sole purpose is breeding; removing the male is probably the better option (if you can catch him ;) )
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    Dicrossus 420 L

    Unusual i suppose but in my non-black water tank i had a Echinodorus bleheri struggle for literally two years and then suddenly decide it was time to grow and took off like a rocket. It was in an aquarium that everything else grew well so i'm not sure why it struggled and what trigger it into...
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    Help with 1st apistogramma!

    You could keep a bolivian ram but the behavior is a bit unpredictable also you likely would not know the sex. German blue ram would not be an option due to temp as you would not want to keep Borellie in the 80s. I've found cacatuoides a bit unpredictable even as a singular male; generally they...
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    Why are Apistogramma steindachneri unpopular ?

    And which ones did you find interesting? Btw i've been very happy with my nannacara anomala; ok it isn't the prettiest fish but he seems to have a much wider range of behavior than the apisto i've owned.
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    Why are Apistogramma steindachneri unpopular ?

    I don't understand; all apistogramma are from native to sa is there something special about Brazil as oppose to peru or ....
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    Why are Apistogramma steindachneri unpopular ?

    From my reading Apistogramma steindachneri seems like a decent 'easy to keep' fish given that it is white water et all yet i almost never see it for sale. I do realize it prefers warmer waters in the low 80s but in some cases that would be a positive for those of you in airzona with broken acs...
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    Dicrossus 420 L

    Dang females always causing problems.
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    Dither fish for A borelli

    I've used kubotai rasbora and guppies with borelli. kubotai are very active but stay near the top....
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    40g Breeder All Male Tank Questions

    wetspot has some decent stocking and they qt their fishes before selling. jdaquatics has developed a reputation that is positive. tangelupcichild is fantastic but they generally sell larger cichild but sometime has a few dwarves. Btw i've kept 3 set of cichild in a 40B with success; but it...
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    Other beautiful species of Apistogramma

    What information do you have ?
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