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Leaves, peat, alder cones, wood... leach acids that will lower KH as they react with it, but it doesn’t affect GH.

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Taking about Clown Loaches, I recently viewed this video with Cory of Aquarium CO-OP which I thought I'd share with you.


There is a second part linked in the description below the video showing other fishes this man breeds.
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Great video @Martinspuddle What a fascinating guy.

The way he can handle his Clown Loach is amazing Image

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black ghost wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:35 am
Leaves, peat, alder cones, wood... leach acids that will lower KH as they react with it, but it doesn’t affect GH.
Thanks for the info @black ghost Seems I got confused with my unstable water supply :rolleyes:

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My tap water is still currently reading very low. 4dGH. My PH is 6.8 but my KH is only 1dKH or lower. I don't understand anything about KH but am thinking such a low reading isn't good. I have already ordered Seachem Equilibrium for the hardness, so I can do a water change while my water parameters are as they are.

Can anyone help explaing what I need to do for the KH please?

Thanks

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Okay after reading on the Seachem site I have ordered their Alkaline Buffer. I think this alongside the Equilibrium should help control water parameters before Northumbrian Water return my liquid rock water ROFL

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Gingerlove05 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:47 pm
Nice to see clowns in a group :)
It was so cute to see how happy my step-daughters 2 Clown Loach were to join the other 3 Clowns we got. They love each others company :D

She said they spent most of their time hiding in her tank. They have come on leaps and bounds in a group. I can't wait to move them to the 5ft tank. Blasted water is delaying everything :(

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They are a gregarious species and do love company :)
Thats the trouble is people dont generally have room for a group. And dont worry you’ll get them in there and settled soon enough :)

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They grow very slowly, so you’ve plenty of time...

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Fishtales wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:30 am
Great video @Martinspuddle What a fascinating guy.

The way he can handle his Clown Loach is amazing Image
I know, I was quite surprised at that! :O
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