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Post  Brian1 on Thu 13 Mar 2014, 19:33

Hi all, my first post is, how many of you use RO, I live in a predominantly soft water area, I really don't want to go down that path if possible, I would like to keep P. Leopoldi or altums any help would be great..........

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Post  Brian1 on Fri 14 Mar 2014, 17:58

Your not suppose to assume, but the 15 people who have read my post, I would assume they don't use RO, as none have answered me, I hope I am right as I don't want to use it either.......lol

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Post  Pterophyllum on Fri 14 Mar 2014, 18:31

Altums are much more demanding in terms of water quality than Leopoldi are, whilst wild caught in general can be more finicky than captive bred fish. It depends how soft is soft, but in general if your tap water is soft I wouldn't expect to need to use RO, but for Altums you might want to consider one.

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Post  Brian1 on Fri 14 Mar 2014, 18:58

Pterophyllum wrote:Altums are much more demanding in terms of water quality than Leopoldi are, whilst wild caught in general can be more finicky than captive bred fish. It depends how soft is soft, but in general if your tap water is soft I wouldn't expect to need to use RO, but for Altums you might want to consider one.
Thanks for your answer Pterophyllum, I need to know so much before I buy my bigger tank on angels, I have read a lot but I need first hand knowledge from people on here..... cheers

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Post  bridgegirl99 on Sat 15 Mar 2014, 13:27

I have dreadfully hard water here in Kent, I have angels in community tanks with treated tap water and Angels only tanks in tap water plus RO, I can't say I notice the difference, but I'm sure they prefer the slightly softer water. I have managed to breed them in both types of water, but again, I'm sure there's better success rates with the softer water.

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Post  Brian1 on Sat 15 Mar 2014, 14:40

bridgegirl99 wrote:I have dreadfully hard water here in Kent, I have angels in community tanks with treated tap water and Angels only tanks in tap water plus RO, I can't say I notice the difference, but I'm sure they prefer the slightly softer water. I have managed to breed them in both types of water, but again, I'm sure there's better success rates with the softer water.
Thanks for that, it's good to know, I was looking at some Koi today beautiful angels, I can't wait to get my big tank and get started, lots to read yet.........


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Post  peaches on Tue 25 Mar 2014, 18:50

I have just bought a little portable unit from Collins Water Products. The angels have always been fine in my water which is GH13 KH 6 pH7.6, but they tended to spawn and eat the eggs. I wasnt serious about breeding then. I use a HMA unit for all my tanks. I bought this when I kept discus. I am using 50% RO at the moment with the breeding project I have, I thought I might get a little unit as its no fun going to fetch those 25 gallon cans and heaving them into the car. I dont plan to plumb the unit in, just run it from my shower, the same as I do with my HMA unit. I swore I would never buy an RO because of the waste, but I changed my mind.


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Post  Brian1 on Tue 25 Mar 2014, 19:25

It would be easier, I was going to have a unit plumbed in until some one said how expensive it is to produce it........

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Post  peaches on Tue 25 Mar 2014, 21:25

Waste water is a problem. Is that what you meant?
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Post  Brian1 on Thu 27 Mar 2014, 17:34

peaches wrote:Waste water is a problem.  Is that what you meant?
I don't know, he said when they got the water bill it was sky high, I don't know much about it P; if it's portable it may be ok, check with your water company......

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Post  peaches on Fri 28 Mar 2014, 13:09

Depends how you pay for your water. If youre on a meter it will no doubt make a big difference.
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