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Old 10-18-2011, 11:03 AM   #1
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We just bought 3 baby Apistogramma Bitaeniata's at an action this past weekend. I've been doing a little research on them, but would love to know anything from you guys about them. We bought market pantry purified water for them because when I tested the ph of that water it was 6.4. I know they need a really low ph. I'm setting up a tank today for just them and would to love anything at all about them before I finish setting everything up! Thanks in advanced!!
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No one knows anything?
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:05 PM   #3
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use plants they live in the amazon which has plants more then rock cave structures
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Ya the tank I'm setting up for them had alot of plants and a few caves for hiding places. Do u use a different water to give them a lower ph or do u use other ways to lower the ph?
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Drift wood can drop it but it will eventually kick up your ammonia
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Ive been hesitating setting up the tank because I'm planning on using market pantry water bottles since they have a ph of about 6.4 I want to make sure that's a good thing to do or if I should just lower my tap water from 7.6 using natural ways..
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Imo naturally is the best way if you can get in the low 7s I say job well done you could do it the other way but water changes would be a pain in the butt.
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Drift wood can drop it but it will eventually kick up your ammonia
Driftwood is not going to cause ammonia to rise.
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IF you bought them at a local auction, chances are they were kept in the same water you use... or very close to it. Those chances are even greater if they were bred locally. I don't see why using your tap water is such a bad idea... unless they were bred in very different water.
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IF you bought them at a local auction, chances are they were kept in the same water you use... or very close to it. Those chances are even greater if they were bred locally. I don't see why using your tap water is such a bad idea... unless they were bred in very different water.
I tested the PH of the water they came in and it was 6.2 so I thought I needed to get it as close to that as possible.. They are less than 1/2 an inch which made me think they were born in the low ph water also.
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