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PostSubject: breeding ph?   Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:29 am

what is a good ph for breeding BNs? the ph in the bigger tank i was gonna put them in is 8.0. is that to high? and if it is how do i lower it?
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PostSubject: Re: breeding ph?   Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:22 am

this has been covered a lot.

Have a read of curbys breeding post

http://www.bristlenoseworld.com/t1320-breeding-the-bristlenose-pleco

this goes through the basics.

or my book has about half a page about pH and how to adjust it.

tho, in short, too high. Bristlenose are amazonian and they need soft acidic water. i suspect that your water is both high in pH and hardness. Add some wood to soften it and make it more acidic

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PostSubject: lowering ph   Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:44 am

try indian almond leaves or blackwater tonic that also can lower your ph also or aldercones i use them in my hypan tank hope this helps Very Happy
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