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Thread: A little help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit58 View Post
    Reading back in this thread, an acidic pH was mentioned, but I don't see the numbers for the GH (general hardness) of your tap water. Can you give us these? Your municipal water folks likely have this posted on their website.

    I am concerned over platy in soft and acidic water, hence my question.


    Byron.
    I'm sorry for the delay on that, My tank water is a mix of tap and bottled so I had to get some tests for it. Upon most recent testing my PH is 7.2, GH is about 30 and KH is 120. I got a trio of platies and they are beautiful! they seem to be happy and have cleaned up quite a bit of algae from the tank over night. I research fish like crazy before I buy one and everything I've read meets where my tank is. I'm just hoping for no more swings, but It's been stable for 4 days at least (the PH).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesBunny View Post
    I'm sorry for the delay on that, My tank water is a mix of tap and bottled so I had to get some tests for it. Upon most recent testing my PH is 7.2, GH is about 30 and KH is 120. I got a trio of platies and they are beautiful! they seem to be happy and have cleaned up quite a bit of algae from the tank over night. I research fish like crazy before I buy one and everything I've read meets where my tank is. I'm just hoping for no more swings, but It's been stable for 4 days at least (the PH).
    GH at 30 is presumably 30 ppm, which equates to 1.6 or less than 2 dGH. I do not recommend livebearers (like platy) in such very soft water. They may look OK now, but I can assure you they willnot live a normal lifespan because of the lack of minerals which they need. Here is some reliable info on platy:
    http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/l...ulatus-187449/
    and here:
    http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...rus-maculatus/

    You will have healthier fish if you select soft water fish. It is always esier to have fish suited to your watedr, rather than trying to adjust the water for fish, though that can be done.

    Byron.

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