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r/o vs r/o di

6 years 2 weeks ago #35540 by scubadiver
Replied by scubadiver on topic r/o vs r/o di
All the convict types I have had breed with no problem in Chicago tap water. Some of them don't like water too soft but even then they breed like mice.

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6 years 1 month ago #35480 by PhilandLeeAnn
Replied by PhilandLeeAnn on topic r/o vs r/o di
RO/DI would be unnecessary for the purpose you identify. TDS of 5 microsiemens v. 1 microsiemens. or approximately 7 ppm vs. 2 ppm. "Very" soft is 0 to 70 ppm or 0 to 4 DH. The Rio Atabapo (extreme soft water environment) is reported to have a pH of 4.8 and 15 microsiemens / 0 DH.
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6 years 1 month ago #35477 by cking44
Replied by cking44 on topic r/o vs r/o di
They did breed it tap water just fine when I lived in New Mexico and my water was 7.4-7.6 but here in Illinois my tap water is 8.0+ and the fry either never hatches or something but I never see any babies.

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6 years 1 month ago #35476 by Iku1
Replied by Iku1 on topic r/o vs r/o di
Convicts (Amatitlania nigrofasciata) are from Central America. Since you will keep tank raised fishes, I think you don't need RO water. They do and breed great in tap water.

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6 years 1 month ago #35475 by cking44
r/o vs r/o di was created by cking44
So I've decided if I want to breed and keep south American cichlids I'm going to need better water conditions and was wondering if I could get by with just r/o or would I need to get a r/o di and buffer to get a low enough pH and hardness to breed gold convicts

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