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German Blue Ram Breeding/Water conditions

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I am trying to breed German Blue Rams. I am a college student and will be back in 2 days. I have just checked the water condition for the city and t says "Water hardness*** 18 grains per gallon or 320 p.p.m." What can I do to have soft water for the rams? Bottled Water?
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Many fish shops will sell RO. Your best bet is to use RO with some buffering additive like Seachem Equilibrium.

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Pet Fish Talk podcast has a segment on breeding Blue Rams. It's not outrageously helpful, but it's cool to "listen" to someone talking about their successful breeding experiences:
http://www.petfishtalk.com/interview...eding_rams.htm
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Hello,
I am trying to breed German Blue Rams. I am a college student and will be back in 2 days. I have just checked the water condition for the city and t says "Water hardness*** 18 grains per gallon or 320 p.p.m." What can I do to have soft water for the rams? Bottled Water?
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Indian almond leaves or using peat moss will also help drop the ph and put tannins in the water an help the water be more acidic. This tends to induce breading in many SA species. Angels also like this...you will get slightly dark "tanned" water but it helps breading.I usually use Indian almond leaves in a mesh bag thrown in the filter. They can be had on aquabid fairly easily. Unless your water has super high buffering capacity they should work just fine
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I am going to have a 29g set up but i want to breed them in a 10g. i can put the peat there and see if they like it. Here is my set up
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