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PostSubject: Black Water Tanks   Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:34 am

I have been hearing alot about Black water Tanks is this type of tank setup a good idea for plecos
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PostSubject: Re: Black Water Tanks   Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:07 am

some. Plecos come from right across the amazonian basin, black water comes from part of that basin. some plecos love it, others wont. Bristlenose are generalists who can tolerate it. remember that a true black water tank has a pH of less than 5 and lots of tannins in the water, it is also very very soft.

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PostSubject: Re: Black Water Tanks   Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:23 pm

I was just wondering if it maybe in some way would help with spawns.
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PostSubject: no clue   Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:07 pm

i have no clue when it comes to it being good for spawning , DOUG is the pro on that subject
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PostSubject: Re: Black Water Tanks   Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:32 am

depends on the type of pleco. Most plecos respond to a drop in pH and temp. are we talking about bristlenose?

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PostSubject: Re: Black Water Tanks   Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:16 am

yes I have albinos my avatar pic is my male
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PostSubject: Re: Black Water Tanks   Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:42 am

yeah, they will like it but is def not needed.

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PostSubject: Re: Black Water Tanks   Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:01 am

unless you like the way it looks, i wouldnt bother turning your water tea coloured. personally i like it but then again i like the plain old sand, wood and caves for my plecs Smile

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PostSubject: try   Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:26 pm

i have tryed the sand and the gravel but i have better luck with a bare btm tank for my BN . i never tryed the darker water before
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