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RE: Altums in planted tanks

On Fri, 10 Mar 2000 Richard Knight wrote:
> I've got 5 Altums which I've had in quarantine for about two 
> weeks now while
> I set up by 125Gal tank for them. However I've read that they 
> need a ph of
> about 5 to thrive. I intend to do this with v.soft water, 
> peat and CO2. My
> question is will I have any problems keeping plants with such 
> a low ph??


They don't need that low of a pH.  6.0-6.5 is plenty low enough, and very
easy to achieve with just CO2.

Bob Ashcraft