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Thread: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    No problem. I am well aware of the nitrogen cycle. I do not have micro bubbles after water changes. Thanks
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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    Oh my god guys. The marlboro pair are cleaning the cone vigorously. :0

    YAY!!!
    Now i have to get them on a cycle lol.
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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    Definitely real cleaning , not pecking. They showed no breeding signs yesterday. Today is their happy day I guess. I will post a YT vid and link it here. So that you guys can confirm.
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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    When I was trying to take the video they got spooked and now they just stare at the cone. Hopefully they lay.
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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    I sat still for a bit and for the first time ever for this pair, I saw the bow of grace. (Is that what it’s called?) They stared at each other and then did it. I’m happy to say that they are cleaning slowly again. Yay. Hopefully some eggs in the next week or two.

    Thanks for all your help guys!
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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    Yay Matt If you want to observe without spooking them sit on something at puts your head level of the tank bottom. Also do not hit them with a flash. Good luck with this.
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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    Thanks Pat! Will do.
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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    So I watched them for a bit. No surface cleaning. What i did see were a tiny bit of (what I think was) shimmering. I also saw the bow of grace. (Is that what it's called?) Is the bow spawning behaviour? I've never seen it from this pair before yesterday. Thanks

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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    They have calmed down on their mood a bit. No cleaning. An occasional bow of grace. Is the bow breeding behaviour? I know one of my older pairs did this before breeding.



    Now, I need your opinions. I was thinking of buying some bottled water jugs. Would these lower my TDS? Should I do this?

    Thanks

    Matt :P
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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    Bump
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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    Bump. I need to know by tomorrow if bottled water is a good option. Thanks
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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    It's an expensive option Matt. But why are you wanting to mess around with the TDS when your pair has successfully had wigglers in the same water?
    Last edited by danotaylor; 11-16-2019 at 05:40 AM.

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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    That's what I was thinking....
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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    It's an expensive option Matt. But why are you wanting to mess around with the TDS when your pair has successfully had wigglers in the same water?
    Every time my other pair got wigglers (in this water) they would always get fungus and the fry would never attach. Despite me adding methylene blue.
    I want to change my TDS, or pH. To induce breeding. I might try a little bit of of bottled and see how it goes. I’m also doing a science fair experiment with these guys on what factors induce soawning and one of them is this so why not see? Thanks Liz and Danny.
    Matt

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    Default Re: I hate my aquarium’s Alkalinity, help me love it.

    Quote Originally Posted by DiscusDish View Post
    Every time my other pair got wigglers (in this water) they would always get fungus and the fry would never attach. Despite me adding methylene blue.
    I want to change my TDS, or pH. To induce breeding. I might try a little bit of of bottled and see how it goes. I’m also doing a science fair experiment with these guys on what factors induce soawning and one of them is this so why not see? Thanks Liz and Danny.
    Stability is most important. You might set their progress backwards. I would just have patience ... Go RO would be cheaper in the long run if necessary.

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