Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-10-2019, 10:38 AM   #21
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
rockarolla70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 30
Folks,
I've one more question, in order to ensure hardness & maintain pH I am supposed to use Cichlid Lake salt & Lake Tanganyika buffer. I have Seachem Tanganyika buffer with me but I don't have Seachem Cichlid Lake salt. They usually suggest that I have to use buffer after preferable after the addition of Seachem Cichlid Lake salt. My question is ...

Is it a "must & should" that we need to use Seachem Cichlid Lake salt only if I've to use Lake Tanganyika buffer or can I use API Epsom salt (which I have) before & use Lake Tanganyika buffer ??
__________________

__________________
rockarolla70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2019, 04:33 AM   #22
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Autumnsky's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Colorado, USA
Posts: 13,677
Epsom salt is only magnesium sulfate and you would likely be missing other minerals and especially calcium.
__________________

__________________
FW & SW
Favorite tank right now - 12G Edge nano fish

New to FW fish? First tank in a long time or EVER??? Need some info on keeping fish?
Start here - Aquarium Advice Article
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/guide...ater-aquarium/
Autumnsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2019, 03:43 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 123
For my tank, I don't use anything, and the Multies have recently spawned, which is the third time they've spawned. Then again my tap water is hard, and I have a small bit of limestone in the tank. Be careful mixing the Multies with Ocellatus, when I had one in with my Multies it stole all of the shells.
__________________
Arget is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2019, 04:00 AM   #24
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
rockarolla70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arget View Post
For my tank, I don't use anything, and the Multies have recently spawned, which is the third time they've spawned. Then again my tap water is hard, and I have a small bit of limestone in the tank. Be careful mixing the Multies with Ocellatus, when I had one in with my Multies it stole all of the shells.

Hi Arget, thanks for the clarity, as of now I have not not added Ocellatus at all, I will be upgrading my tank to 3ft long in the Oct, then I might think of adding Ocellatus (if they are available with any breeder).

Secondly my tap water is not hard water, having said that the multies which I've in my tank now are from a breeder who who bred these in regular tap water from the same area where I come from. However I presume they need the right water conditions to spawn, so I have got both Seachem Tanganyika Buffer + Seachem Cichlid lake salt. So this time during the water change I will check my water parameters first and based on that will used both of this.
__________________

__________________
rockarolla70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
setting up, spec, tan, tank

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
One "slow" betta and one crazy one? KhloeM Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 0 03-04-2015 05:50 PM
Hello, Interested in setting up a tank for African Cichlids Jdelima Member Introductions 3 10-23-2010 03:20 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.