I have two empty tanks help stocking

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: I have two empty tanks help stocking

I must wonder about you stating that the higher pH/hardness of your water is affecting them - at a higher pH, ammonia and nitrites are toxic at much lower concentrations. But fish are usually fine - like fishguy pointed out.

I must also wonder why there is all this funding to buy new tanks, but not funding to organise a test kit.
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Test kits not available in Lebanon so easily
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Nina_W wrote: I must wonder about you stating that the higher pH/hardness of your water is affecting them - at a higher pH, ammonia and nitrites are toxic at much lower concentrations. But fish are usually fine - like fishguy pointed out.

I must also wonder why there is all this funding to buy new tanks, but not funding to organise a test kit.


As long as you have a fully functioning dedicated biological filter,like a wet/dry, you will be fine.

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Nina_W wrote: I must wonder about you stating that the higher pH/hardness of your water is affecting them - at a higher pH, ammonia and nitrites are toxic at much lower concentrations. But fish are usually fine - like fishguy pointed out.

I must also wonder why there is all this funding to buy new tanks, but not funding to organise a test kit.


As Rocksor said, we only have test strips here and they are low quality chinese made and are quite pricey.
Besides they are made for saltwater.
Lebanon is small country with a tiny market, not everything is imported.
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toni-a replied the topic: Re: I have two empty tanks help stocking

fishguy66 wrote: Midas/RD will outgrow a 40GL. How about Neetroplus Neematopus?



Don't get big @ all, around the same size as Convicts & FM's around 5" or so, but are a good looking fish, very hardy, & quite possibly, pound-for-pound, THE most aggressive cichlid out there.

When they breed they turn black w/ a white stripe, & look a lot like the Tropheus complex from L. Tanganyika.

Also, my Philly tap H2O is 8.2, & my CA's & SA's (Festae) are doing just fine.


Checked today at the LFS he doesn't have it, I can order it but next shipping in two months,
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fishguy66 wrote: Midas/RD will outgrow a 40GL. How about Neetroplus Neematopus?



Don't get big @ all, around the same size as Convicts & FM's around 5" or so, but are a good looking fish, very hardy, & quite possibly, pound-for-pound, THE most aggressive cichlid out there.

When they breed they turn black w/ a white stripe, & look a lot like the Tropheus complex from L. Tanganyika.

Also, my Philly tap H2O is 8.2, & my CA's & SA's (Festae) are doing just fine.


Checked today at the LFS he doesn't have it, I can order it but next shipping in two months,


Cool, just be aware, I'm not exagerrating when I say aggressive; a pair of these is the only thing you will be able to keep in that 40GL, especially if they form a pair bond & breed.

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