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Old 04-18-2005, 06:32 AM   #1
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Tank bred discus

Are tank bred discus as picky about their water params as wild? I would love to keep some, and could get some at auction for pretty cheap, but I have hard water with a ph of around 8. I could lower the ph, but not alot I could do about the hardness. TIA
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Old 04-18-2005, 06:44 AM   #2
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IME discus acclimate well to most water parameters. A pH of 8 seems rather high though. I keep mine at 7.6 with no problems. They real key is keeping the pH stable. There is a product called chemi-pure which will soften your water. It's in a mesh bag and is simply added to your filter. It should last about 6 months before it loses it's effectiveness.

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Cool. If I added peat to the water to lower the ph would that work also?
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" The Book" says so. I've never actually done it and using the chemi-pure seems much simpler to me.
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Just to be sure, this is what youre talking about right?
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...Np=1&N=0&Nty=1

Thanks Brian! Maybe I'll venture into discus keeping soon then.
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Yes, and that's a great price.
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