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    I know that sometimes there is no good answer, and there are always several opinions, but I'm getting the idea that its either a one fish tank or find another species that lives in very alkaline water.

    I can't change the fact that I have a forty gallon. If money were not an issue at all, I would, but I can't. So, i have the makings for either rocks or plants or both. I like the cichlids and the gouramis, they won't go together, don't worry, I may be new, but even I know that. Given the high pH, (8.2-8.4, its hard to tell sometimes with the liquid), can I get an opinion from a long standing gourami person and one from same from a cichlid person? This is what I have available,
    forty gallon acrylic tank
    lights with multicolor and intensity settings
    at least twenty fake plants, some tall some short
    three kinds of gravel in various colors and sizes
    slate rock
    rock mountain
    fake rock with holes in it
    ceramic hide spots ie rotten log with moss
    filter for up to 75 gallons
    submersible heater and thermometer

    anyone?
    marc4

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    1 male firemouth and 3 female firemouths. There's the smaller and more docile rainbow cichlids or green flier cichlids. You can use mollies, guppies, platys or endlers as dithers. There's a bunch of smaller cichlids in the Cryptoheros genus like the yellow convict cichlid or the T-bar/sajica cichlid or panamensis. Basically a lot of central american cichlids/fish are available to you; not just fish from the Rift Lakes for your pH.

    It's more about TDS and less about PH. Get a a TDS meter and measure your TDS value for the aquarium.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    1 male firemouth and 3 female firemouths. There's the smaller and more docile rainbow cichlids or green flier cichlids. You can use mollies, guppies, platys or endlers as dithers. There's a bunch of smaller cichlids in the Cryptoheros genus like the yellow convict cichlid or the T-bar/sajica cichlid or panamensis. Basically a lot of central american cichlids/fish are available to you; not just fish from the Rift Lakes for your pH.

    It's more about TDS and less about PH. Get a a TDS meter and measure your TDS value for the aquarium.

    http://aquawek.ru/uploads/shop/produ...b4e1454a4f.jpg
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    I did get the API GH and KH tests, but they may or may not be accurate. They were delivered at night, and I found them the next morning on the front porch frozen solid. After thawing, the GH came out as 50-100 and the KH at 100-200. I need to call the manufacturer and see if the freezing had any adverse effects on the chemicals. The numbers seem high for soft water. I did get the Repleanish from Seachem, but have not put it in.

    marc4

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    Those are good links I've not been on. Many thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc4 View Post
    I did get the API GH and KH tests, but they may or may not be accurate. They were delivered at night, and I found them the next morning on the front porch frozen solid. After thawing, the GH came out as 50-100 and the KH at 100-200. I need to call the manufacturer and see if the freezing had any adverse effects on the chemicals. The numbers seem high for soft water. I did get the Repleanish from Seachem, but have not put it in.

    marc4
    TDS meter is not the same as the API GH and KH test.

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