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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #44

Hi Tom

I think both George Booth and you raised an interesting point here...which 
I had never thought off before. That is....for F1 generations of wild
fishes and 
beyond (tank raised), it may not be necessary to duplicate the PH conditions 
of their motherland.

My assumption then...is that the KH, GH (and possibly composition of the
salts in the water) is more critical.... Correct or wrong????


>Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 10:15:05 -0800
>From: "II, Thomas Barr" <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
>Subject: Re: How to maintain high PH/KH with CO2 injection
>One BIG item to consider with most AF cichlids: They are bred here. Most, if
>not all are given only special treatment *if* they are wild fish. Some
>places have hard water and all but they are generally not much harder to
>acclimate than *regular* store bought fishes.
>A ph of 7.0 to 7.4 or so will easily grow most all of them............ and
>with higher KH's and GH's you can still grow plants well in harder waters.
>Say a GH of 10 and a KH of 6 to 8 and you'll be fine for many plants.
>You'll need to test some to get an idea.
>Tom Barr