Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ne Ohio
    Posts
    1,909

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Merry Christmas (it's the worlds smallest dwarf puffer) - Abbeys_Mom   Strawberry Daquari please....from Hobbs - hobbs   You need more good luck - hobbs   Because you are my hero! - f1oored   For your Dad - crackatinny   
    Childhood Cancer - kimmers318   

    Default bristlenose pleco & bogwood


    0 Not allowed!
    I am considering a bristlenose pleco for my krib tank. I have read just about everywhere they like bogwood...but bogwood will also lower PH correct? I have found an easy happy way to keep my ph where I want it, and don't wish to have anything in my tank that may lower it. Any information on how much this could affect PH, or other types of wood they would like to munch on would be greatly appreciated. Since I often offer meaty foods (ie bloodworms) to my kribs, the pleco would have access to it and I don't want to inadvertantly cause it stomach issues in the future.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Paradise
    Posts
    10,177

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Here's  to getting well! - Rue   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   A cup of coffee to get your day started. - gadget228   For 10K posts, finally - Slaphppy7   Merry Christmas! - Boundava   
    HIV/AIDS - William   Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - William   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have always feed my fish a lot of bloodworms and it has never caused the plecos any problem.

    As far as pH goes, why don't you want to lower it? Donít you mostly exclusively keep fish that prefer/do well in slightly acidic water?

    That said you could just add a small piece of wood to the tank so that plecos can get the cellulose they need without affecting the water. (Measurably)

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    1,800

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    kickme and knock some sense into me, yeah right.lol - rollie   Ok, well here goes nothing *kicks sense into rollie*   :P - Drumachine09   for being a good freind with help and advice along with RAK - DemonShark   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    i would buy the bogwood or drifwood from the pet shop. it will not affect your ph that much. if you use some from outside, it might cause problems in your tank. like what had it been in(oil, gas,shit, or what elec)
    let the bells rings and the horns blow, for i am back.lol

    http://www.freewebs.com/rolliefish

    check it out if you want to.
    ---------------------------------------------------
    100 gallon
    75 gallon
    50 some set up, now.
    over 50 13 1/2 gallon tanks

    in all have over 200 tanks

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ne Ohio
    Posts
    1,909

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Merry Christmas (it's the worlds smallest dwarf puffer) - Abbeys_Mom   Strawberry Daquari please....from Hobbs - hobbs   You need more good luck - hobbs   Because you are my hero! - f1oored   For your Dad - crackatinny   
    Childhood Cancer - kimmers318   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Like I said...I have found and easy way to keep my PH where I want it, so I don't want to have anything that can alter it drastically. I am afraid that if I add bogwood to a tank that I have my PH stable at, then it lowers the PH, I will have to eventually bring it back up which to me is allowing it to swing around too much. I guess I wanted to make sure that it isn't something that is going to drop my PH too much too quickly. I have a PH of 8.0 in my tap water, and currently all inhabitants of the tank are doing well with 7.4 (lowered by mix of RO and tap water). So if it goes a little lower it won't hurt a thing, I just didn't want a drastic lowering to take place.
    Thanks for the tidbits, I knew I could count on you guys to get right back to me!!!
    You are the best!

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Paradise
    Posts
    10,177

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Here's  to getting well! - Rue   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   A cup of coffee to get your day started. - gadget228   For 10K posts, finally - Slaphppy7   Merry Christmas! - Boundava   
    HIV/AIDS - William   Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - William   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    store bought bogwood in resonable amounts will not affedt it drastically and any changes that may occur will happen over time.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    50

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    for a great poster - Lady Hobbs   good poster/good information - Lady Hobbs   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    William is correct in what he says. Obviously a very experienced fishkeeper. The thing you will notice most is a slight 'tea' coloration to your water from leeching tannins.This can be combatted by running activated carbon in your filter. The coloration caused by tannins is not dangerous to fish in the least.

Similar Threads

  1. Does Pleco eat plants?
    By jnmrcs in forum Plecos
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-11-2007, 09:59 PM
  2. Is a Bristlenose a pleco?
    By Full3R in forum Plecos
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-11-2007, 08:20 PM
  3. What kind of Pleco?
    By bluezaphire in forum Plecos
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-21-2006, 01:50 AM
  4. store bought bogwood....ready?
    By kimmers318 in forum Plecos
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-03-2006, 06:20 AM
  5. Pleco help?
    By Anonymous in forum Plecos
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-01-2006, 06:16 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •