Thread: Water Quality...
10-07-2011, 04:41 AM #1
I knew our tap water was hard, so before deciding on what kind of fish to buy a tank for, I thought I'd check the numbers.
Bought an API master test kit and hardness test kit, and the results are:
KH: 197 PPM (11 DH)
GH 358 PPM (20 DH)
That seems about perfect for most African Cichlids, correct?
Although having found an awesome LFS, the selection of nano reef tanks there are very tempting.....It's going to be an expensive weekend, I just know it..... :)
10-07-2011, 04:58 AM #2Originally Posted by AquaStu
Good luck not breaking the bank especially if you get a sw tank. I have never had one of those but have read about them and they are expinsive.Lots of tanks. Some tanks are planted. Fish include community and bettas.
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10-07-2011, 05:16 AM #3
African Cichlids like hard water with a higher pH so that would be very suitable. Most fish can adapt to that water level as well. Make sure you do your research before you buyMy 14 Gallon Reef
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10-07-2011, 06:17 AM #4Originally Posted by ldoerr
I was heavily into the hobby before I emigrated to the US, so I know I'm going to hurt my wallet. I just need to try and not hurt it too much.
10-07-2011, 06:19 AM #5Originally Posted by frefal13
This weekend, only a tank plus accessories will be purchased. 2-3 weeks before I'm planning on adding fish, much to the disappointment of our cats :P
10-07-2011, 08:12 AM #6
Got a kick out of your comment about the cats. One of mine who liked to sleep on the lights fell into the tank when it rolled over in her sleep. Apparently the other cats took note, because nowadays they sit a distance away from the tanks and just watch lol.
Good luck with your upcoming rift lake cichlid tank :).
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