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The old African vs American Dilemma

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Was setting up my std 4fter for some geophagines and assorted tetras, however even though I have added driftwood I can't seem to keep the PH below 7.8. I dont really want to keep chemically lowering the ph and the tapwater is 7.2 so I think the double washed sand I bought from Bunnings may have some calcium carbonate in it. So thinking of replacing the driftwood with some base rock (anyone got some pls?) and putting in some display tangs such as fronties (yes I know how big they get) leleupi, black and gold comps and possibly a small occie colony down the end. Any ideas welcomed? :noidea:

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Consistency is the key, as long as your ph stays stable most Americans will tolerate and even thrive in it ( as long as the other important parameters are maintained ).

I've kept Americans at 8-8.2 with no worries, great colour and successful breeding etc.

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