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Re: A australe
140 ppm of tds means the water is quite soft, even if all of that is Ca and
Mg (and it probably is not). A pH of 9 or 10 will not bother the fish if
there is no ammonium/ammonia.
If your water is the typical hard underground water of much of the country,
450 ppm tds and about 300 ppm as CaCO3 equiv. hardness (17 degrees GH), you
probably need to dilute with some rain or RO water for many rainforest
killies to reproduce easily.
Joseph Ponnath wrote:
> Here in St. Louis my tap water comes out at 10 pH and 140 ppm. Australes
> are easy here. I wouldn't spend money trying to adjust the water
> parameters. Take care, Joe in St. Louis (AKA 5414)
> >From: "Scott Davis"
> >The pH of 9 was mentioned. It may be that in any water that high a
> >is a no-no. And it may also be that lower mineral levels are needed
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