Rachel Y Posted August 16, 2020 Share Posted August 16, 2020 So I am a newbie (under two years) in this hobby but have had enough success that I jumped into Discus this week and I have some questions and would love advice from experienced aquarists. I purchased (2) what was listed as cobalt blue discus but after research they seem to actually be blue diamond discus, at PETCO! Lol..I’d say about 3.5 inch right now. I have them in my 55 quarantine tank. I tested my water to see if I had good water for them. I’ve had good success getting my angels to spawn and have a good crop of quarter sized fry right now. I was surprised at the water we have here in Bremerton. Temp 84, gh-7 deg, Kh-6 deg, PH-8.2!.....I keep the tank at 0-0->20 nitrates. Am using fully cycled filtration and am medicating them with the trio now. The Questions: 1. Should I buy an RO Unit to soften this water for them? Or should I be patient and let them adjust to my harder water? 2. Will they EVER be able to spawn at this ph? (If they are a male and female) 3. I’ve heard the eggs can’t hatch at higher ph, is this true? 4. Would tannins in the water have any significant effect on Ph? Could I use this instead of RO? 5. Anything I am not thinking of? Please tell me what I don’t know.... 😉 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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