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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1186

In a message dated 8/1/99 4:02:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

<< Although I have never tried amano in soft 
 acidic water, i have lost a ghost shrimp or three from some of my 
 "experiments" in such conditions; I then concluded crustacens don't do well 
 in soft acidic. >>
that would seem logical, except my water has a lot of Ca++ in it and I have 
about a zillion snails (both MTS and ramshorn).  In a similiar tank (same 
pH), I was able to raise a blue lobster (I know, but it was early on in my 
fish keeping days) through 3 molts before it I had mysterious deaths (or 
should I say disappearances of smaller fish) and gave it back to the lfs.  In 
test kits, the water actually comes out with a medium hardness score, but it 
has no buffering ability.

Rich D'Ottavio - sorry about the color and font, but my daughter must have 
switched my stuff and I'm incapable of correcting it.