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just wanted to share a cool pic
my water is a little to hard in my part of town to hatch a spawn
but on the other side of town the water is much softer
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Very nice!!

Have you tried Kent Marine's "Blackwater"? it supposedly softens water as well as adding some nutrients (used mainly in discus and cichlid tanks). I was asking about it as I thought it was plant fert.

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i personally think that stuff is bogus
the only time i would use that stuff is if i acquired some wild discus
and that would only be a one time one bottle kind of thing
just to acclimate them and to relieve some stres from the new wilds
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I don't know how long the eggs have been on the pot, but they look good. I wish you luck. Letting mom and pop raise the young is very enjoyable to watch.
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thanks dano
this is my third pair and never had wrigglers
someday i'll buy some ro water to really soften the water up
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I can't remember the brand name, but Blackwater Tonic worked for me. Peat moss in the filter and large pieces of driftwood really softened the water also. It is hard to get the right ratios of how much to use to get the effect you want especially in smaller tanks. In any case it is easier to make the water more alkaline by adding bicarbonate of soda than it is to try to lower ph.
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Good luck Alan j t,

Photos are great, good luck with the spawn. Maybe this is the time you will get wrigglers.

Keep us posted.
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