Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: "Swamptown", SC
Let me rephrase this, I have 8 betta splendens tanks, 1 betta channoides tank, 1 betta falx tank, 1 clown killie tank, so 11 that need softer water. The others have hardwater fish in them. The fish do fine at my Ph but the killies don't breed and the betta splenden's fins curl at the bottom, the wild bettas adjust and will breed (and already have) at my current ph. The softer water is more for the killies than anything oh and the betta splendens fry to keep their fins from curling (LFS's don't like bettas with curled fins)...
I normally use rainwater for this purpose, but it hasn't rained enough lately for me to store water for later use...
Most of these tanks are 10 gallons or less, with the splendens tanks being 2.5gallons. Well I may have to hold off on the RO unit for right now, just bought books for class and they were $300.