Thread: GErman blues at high Ph?
11-14-2012, 03:57 AM #1
GErman blues at high Ph?
Has anyone ever kept German Blue Rams at a Ph above 7.2?
11-14-2012, 03:46 PM #2
It's my understanding that GBR can be kept at a higher pH as long as they're acclimated very well and the other water conditions are ideal for them!
11-14-2012, 03:48 PM #3
I've been keeping them at 7.6 for years with no problems.
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11-14-2012, 03:51 PM #4
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11-14-2012, 06:04 PM #5
+1 to that, what is your current pH?
and I'm doing a second attempt with rams.
I've got a 7.6-7.8 pH (that color is tooooo hard for me to read)
First pair of rams-one killed the other-and the other...not sure why/how he died :(
so i'm trying out another pair to see if I can do it again, if they don't make it-then i'll give up on rams as it could be my pH, hardness, other factors I cannot/do not want to change.
11-14-2012, 06:13 PM #6
I think the hardness of your water is more important than the pH. Do you know what your KH is?
11-15-2012, 01:06 AM #7
My tap water ph is 7.7-7.9 ish. I agree with mizzoutank: that color is too hard to tell. I don't change it using droplets or whatever, and I don't know what the hardness is. Someone I asked today said that our water is a little hard, but not that hard. My overall parameters are ph 7.8 ish, ammonia <25ppm, nitrite <40 ppm. The plan is to incorporate a pair into a well established 30 galllon planted tank with cover with black neon school and harly rasbora school.
11-15-2012, 03:53 AM #8
0Originally Posted by Greentoads41
11-15-2012, 04:40 AM #9
+ 1 tate8 good answer.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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11-15-2012, 05:34 AM #10
To amend my earlier post, my nitrate is <40, nitrite is 0ppm. Ammonia still <25 ppm