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Forum: Scientific Matters 09-22-2013, 07:42 PM
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Posted By catherinecarney
Yup, all the tricks you're doing help with water...

Yup, all the tricks you're doing help with water quality!

The driftwood and peat moss will release tannins into the water over time, too, which can help with spawning the "difficult" species.
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Forum: Scientific Matters 09-22-2013, 05:51 PM
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Posted By catherinecarney
One drawback to RO water is its lack of buffering...

One drawback to RO water is its lack of buffering capacity--the pH will swing and crash if you're not careful.

IME, some SA cichlids truly do need soft and acidic water. However, many of them are...
Forum: Scientific Matters 09-20-2013, 10:15 PM
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Posted By catherinecarney
Chlorine is not an issue for me as I am on well...

Chlorine is not an issue for me as I am on well water. However, I have extremely hard water (affectionately known as "liquid rock") with plenty of calcium, magnesium, and iron in it, so straight from...
Forum: Scientific Matters 09-20-2013, 02:00 PM
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Posted By catherinecarney
My orchids get first dibs on water from the fish...

My orchids get first dibs on water from the fish and turtle tanks. I'm pretty new to orchids, so I don't know how it will work over the long haul, but in the short term they seem to be growing well....
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