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    Default Re: Liz's Contest Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    pH 7.2 after aging. kH 4.5. gH 0. I need batteries for my TDS meter but if I remember correctly it was around 100. Lots of people get spawns with numbers far worse than mine.

    I haven't actually tested in ages because my water always tested the same and I never had problems with getting spawns with either RO or the tea until now. And now, it's just the Discus that I am having no luck with. My water comes from a deep aquifer so I don't see that it's likely it would change.
    Mine does too Liz but it does change seasonally. I would almost be tempted to add a wee bit of minerals to the water.
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    I'm of the opinion that fish get their minerals from their food rather than the water. After all, we don't adsorb water from the air. I used Joe's mix for a while but I don't want to hunt up the ingredients and their ratios. I can try some RO Right if you think it might help. I'm willing to give anything a try.
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    Liz, I am pretty sure tiny altum angel adsorb minerals in the water Liz. If I didn't add minerals their super long fins would break off at the tips. When I did add minerals their fins would grow normally.
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    In that case I'll order some RO Right. Thanks for the info.
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    Default Re: Liz's Contest Thread

    Number one pair is at it again. I won't give up as long as they keep trying.
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    The usual result. It was not unexpected. The minerals that Pat suggested came in Monday. It only raises gH which is what I want to to since my kH of 4.5 is fine. Then I realized that I didn't have a gH test kit. I have an API one on order but it has not yet arrived.

    I honestly do not believe that my 0 gH is the problem because in the 17 years I've been breeding Discus it never has been. But I'm willing to try anything.

    I'm thinking of doing some pair swapping among the fish in the contest tank.
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    The number one pair is at it again. I've seen the outcome too many times. It will be the same this time. I'm determined to cross my existing fish with my fish from Chicago Discus. I'll hang in the contest for now, but ATM I feel like I was born under a bad sign.

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    Default Re: Liz's Contest Thread

    Liz, have you tested your GH lately? Did your remin product arrive?
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    Default Re: Liz's Contest Thread

    The rim stuff arrived but my gH test has not. I don't believe that the gH is a problem but I'll try it as soon as I get the test.
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    Default Re: Liz's Contest Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    The rim stuff arrived but my gH test has not. I don't believe that the gH is a problem but I'll try it as soon as I get the test.


    But add a wee bit anyway....can't hurt right??
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