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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello, I've been looking into keeping Apistogrammas however my local tap water has a high pH and is relatively hard. I understand Apistos prefer softer, acidic water so thought that I could achieve this by mixing my tap water and de-ionized water in a set ratio to reach a desired pH. I take A...
  2. Fish
    I got done treating an all in one last week... I recently bought some driftwood and didn't soak it and had a drop in ph almost killed my fish. I use liquid fertilizer. Was wondering if the ph drop or ferts would irritate my fish enough to make them scratch a little. I know when an injury on me...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I have a newly established 10 gallon planted tank, which I wanted to add red crystal shrimp, or some other form of colourful shrimp to. Because I live in two different locations, I can either use the current houses water (PH 8.0, but has high KH of 7) or my other houses water (PH of 8.2, with...
  4. Equipment
    I am setting up a new 10 gallon tank. It already has 2 amazon swords,and a giant hairgrass. It has 17 watt lighting and has seachem flourite as the substrate. I plant on making it a planted jungle. What plants would be good for this? Is the 17 watt lighting sufficient, if not what lighting...
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