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    Stocking help

    Sorry, I think there was somewhat of a mis-understanding caused by my really poor wording there. I understand that we can't nescessarily see external factors and since I started the hobby with next to no knowledge and lost 2 platys I'm CONSTANTLY worrying that things are wrong in the tank, I've...
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    Stocking help

    Thanks for the link, having hard water has definitely made it more difficult to find ideas for stocking but I think I'll go with Endlers, would you have any recommendations for the amount that would suit my tank? If these boxes of glass weren't so expensive I'd buy a much bigger tank right away haha
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    Stocking help

    yeah, I'm definitely not going to try and touch the PH, just trying to find a decent list of hard water fish now!
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    Stocking help

    2 Peppered and 2 Albino
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    Stocking help

    Luckily I don't have the tetras yet, the corys came from a local LFS with the same water hardness that I use and as I've had them for about half a year I think they're doing OK in my tank, I'm always learning so all the responses are things I'll remember in the future.
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    Stocking help

    Ok, thanks for the advice. I don't think I'll be able to make the change to RO at the moment, a shame but I'll keep it in mind for future tanks. When I started out I was painfully ignorant on how to keep fish and had some serious trial and error before I got to where I am, turns out I'm still...
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    Stocking help

    That's a shame, although I didn't want to add more cories due to the size of the floor for them. The cories have been in the tank for almost 6 months now and I haven't seen any issues, they've grown well and seem to be doing fine, is there anything I can do to make the tank suitable for Tetras...
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    Stocking help

    I have just tested the KH & GH using an API test and it took 14 drops for the KH to change and 17 for the GH - from what the instrutions are telling me this is over 214.8 ppm - using a water hardness map is saying it's over 276ppm. I have 2 peppered corys and 2 albino
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    Stocking help

    Thanks for responding, the PH is around 7.6 using the API Master test. It was a user over on an aquarium reddit forum, I have just tested the KH & GH using an API test and it took 14 drops for the KH to change and 17 for the GH - from what the instrutions are telling me this is ober 214.8 ppm...
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    Stocking help

    Hi all, I have a Tetra AquaArt Explorer 60L that's been running for about 6 months https://www.swelluk.com/tetra-aquaart-explorer-tropical-tank-60l/ prior to that I had a fluval chi 25L also running for about 6 months before I upgraded and kept the filter and decor before upgrading the filter...
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    Hi everyone

    Thanks for the warm welcome :) I'm not sure of my exact PH but it was at least 7, I last tested it a week and a half ago. My tank is fully cycled with safe levels of ammonia and nitrate now both registering as 0, we also purchased our guppies from a reputable aquatics store who make sure to...
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    Hi everyone

    Hey everyone, I'm new to the hobby and just started my second tank - hadn't completed my cycle on the first and have to start over. I'm running a 25L fluval chi with heater set to 26c stocked with 5 male guppies and 1 male Endler. They seem to be having a good time, waters clean and I've run a...
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