Cliff, I will be attempting breeding but I want to start with 2in fish and perfect my rearing and growth habbits with the fish I get. I have all these tanks that so many new projects are in mind.

On softening water... I was thinking of getting a 300gallon container and aireating the water in a big mulch of peat and oak leaves that are all around this time of year. Do you guys think that the chemical softening and tannic acids will take effect enough for dialy water changes to happen?