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No worries. I think that makes it clear that I’m unlikely to extract anything from your bag of blackwater breeding tricks.
Apologies if I’ve offended, I should be less sharp and more supportive of folks that are taking up Apistogramma. This is a wonderful forum, with many very experienced...
So you have bred/raised fry under these conditions? Which species?
Sorry for all the questions. With the internet being the internet, it’s difficult to determine if you’re getting first hand experience from someone who’s very experienced, or if your getting what someone thinks is good advice...
Bummer….I really thought I would be able to keep sandbar Apistogramma, in a sandbar-ish biotope. Suppose I still have a good bit of time before fish may arrive, so there’s still time. A. psammophila are surprisingly tough to come by.
I’m not terribly concerned about meeting the specific...
There is a species I’m aiming for. Have to wait another week to see if it actually is coming. Fingers crossed. Have a reasonable plan B if that doesn’t work out.
Probably can’t dial down the tds. In your experience, is a 100ppm tds problematic in terms of reproduction?
Will they breed in your tap water….probably. Will the eggs survive the pleco/pleco pressure….maybe.
Will the fry survive the danios….probably not
If the goal is to breed them, I’d probably plan on using the QT tank as the breeder, and rotate the odd woman out to the community tank.
My unit flushes for 2 minutes upon startup, and an additional 2 minutes for every hour of run time. Last membrane lasted 3 years before any noticeable slowdown of product water. Seems like a pretty good run for a membrane running 1:1
diplotaenia is the only Apistogramma that’s kept me excited past the initial spawning. Fantastic fish! +1 for Mr Wise, 1m and a f or two for the win. This stocking should be good for a few months given proper water (at this point, the density of fish will result in some banged up fry).
Psi will help produce more GPD ( I run my membrane at 200psi, and the gpd output is 3x the listed output), but the waste water ratio should remain somewhat static. If you’ve got fairly soft water to begin with, tightening up the restrictor on the waste water line will improve the ratio of...
Start with water, add salt, add brine shrimp cysts, and use air (through an airline) to keep the water moving. Harvest live baby brine shrimp 18-30 hours later (temperature dependant). I made it a few years hatching them in a spaghetti sauce jar before I graduated to the 2L bottle.