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Re: [Killietalk] carbonates (probably)
At 9:24 PM -0700 1/1/06, Edd Kray wrote:
>I'm looking for some advice from you chemists out there.
>Here in the new place, I'm finding my fish being very stingy with their
>eggs. Even the old reliable gardneri P-82 that would lay 50-100.day have
really slowed down.
>Now my questions:
>1) Anyone have any real info on the effect of hardness on fish,
>ovaries and, especially eggs. ( I see lots of eggs go bad here). If you
>have a technical reference, I'd love to access it.
>2) How about a refresher on the "Barry Cooper" water treatment
>method. How much HCl do you add and how do you know how much is enough?
>Of course, the good news here is that whatever is buffering this water,
>it never goes acid on me like my old water supply would. It just stays
>at pH 8 for months.
>* but my soap in the shower doesn't show the symptoms of routine
>hardness (no lather and a soap scum)
I wonder what the water was like before the move? any soap scum there?
Did you change altitude much with the move?
How often did you change how much water routinely before the move?
Has the egg production slowed or is it the # of fry obtained ?
Is there a change in the hatch rate or are you seeing more dead eggs
to start with?
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