At one point i had about 60 guppies in a 10 gallon tank. 50% water changes weekly. Not recommended but guppies breed like crazy. If you keep up on your water changes you could add a few more neons or a couple more guppies with no issue.
I recently capped some fluval stratum with a lighter colored fine gravel. The tank is noticeably brighter. Has anyone done any testing on whether the color of your substrate actually makes your light more or less efficient? Or does it just seem brighter to the eye?
All the livebearers will like it. The corys and barbs would tolerate it but would prefer a more neutral ph. Somewhere around 7.6-7.8 would be a good mid ground.
All the livebearers will like it. The corys and barbs would tolerate it but would prefer a more neutral ph. Somewhere around 7.6-7.8...
Adding chemicals usually just makes things worse. It'll constantly be going up and down. You could try some Indian almond leaves. Those naturally lower ph gradually.
If it is limestone it'll only raise the ph to whatever the buffering capacity is. More rock=higher ph. It'll also give you a rise...
It will level off eventually. It's also probably your sand making the ph rise. It's very high in silica. Seiryu stone should be completely inert. As for the fish loss it was probably just from the stress of the rescspe. Ph has to rise very quickly to kill fish.
So i got a bunch of dwarf water lettuce from my lfs today and when i went to put it in my tank i noticed a little albino dwarf frog. My stocking is 6 pristella tetras, 6 pygmy corys, and a clown pleco. Temp at 77° in a 20 high. Is this little guy gonna do ok in there?
It's only a 20 high so I'm limited to something the size of rams. I don't have anything in there that would be at the bottom besides a clown pleco. I was thinking maybe one of the smaller apistos but they might get a little too aggressive in a tank that small.