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    i currently have guppies in a 55 gallon aquarium and would like to add a school of neon tetras however my water is very hard.
    300 ppm gh
    ph is 8.3
    kh 200
    nitrite .2
    nitrate 40
    is this okay if not can i safely fix the water for tetras thanks for the help.

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    if i cant have neons any suggestions for small colorful community tankmates?
    i want a little variety if necesary some guppies can relocate to established tanks.

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    Well...I have very hard water, and I keep Neons. From what I understand, they acclimate to harder water conditions. They likely wouldn't breed in hard water, but they live just fine...at least mine have for almost a year.
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    All my fish are in hard water including neons. Never lose any so guess they don't mind too badly.

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    I've found that community fish don't care so much about that - so long as its nice and clean & changed often
    Go ahead - try to count my Bumblebee Gobies!

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    Same here with mine. Just give it a try start out with four then after they do good for a month add four more or however many you want. They are sensitive but as long as it's clean and water conditions are not all out of whack they should be fine. Good Luck with them.
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    Just as an extra precaution acclimate them longer....if hobbs says she does it than anyone can do it. She just throws her fish right out of the bag into the water!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zackish
    Just as an extra precaution acclimate them longer....if hobbs says she does it than anyone can do it. She just throws her fish right out of the bag into the water!
    Thats what I hear as well. A few more you might look at is glowlights, and cardinals, I love the cardinals.

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    Hey just to add another fish in the mix, I bought some white clouds yesterday and from what I hear they are easier to care for then neon's are. They are pretty little fishes.... plus they will add some of the color you wanted.
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