Pseudotropheus saulosi

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I setup. 4 ft tank for discus with big pieces of bogwood and smooth rocks but after running* for month and half savin* money i dont think i have the time necessary for them with all the beef heart and that so im going to go for the above cichlids , maybe add some more rocks, anyone had experience with them at all? Any tips?

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How hard is your water? The Malawis will need it very hard and alkaline.

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also beef heart isn't recommended long term for feeding.

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plankton wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:55 am
How hard is your water? The Malawis will need it very hard and alkaline.
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Its about 7.8 which i bottom end for them i think

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Is that ph or hardness?
They need hardness of above 17dGH.

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plankton wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:21 am
Is that ph or hardness?
They need hardness of above 17dGH.
Oops sorry yeah ph is 7.8 and last i checked hardness was about 14 maybe ill have to check again im away at moment so can.t check my book ill let you know

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plankton wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:21 am
Is that ph or hardness?
They need hardness of above 17dGH.
Back home now water parameters ph 7.4-7.6
Gh 12, kh. 6

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John Arnold wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 21:50 pm
plankton wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:21 am
Is that ph or hardness?
They need hardness of above 17dGH.
Back home now water parameters ph 7.4-7.6
Gh 12, kh. 6
Think Malawi's would be feeling slightly light-headed in that water. ;)
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Coral sand and "ocean rock" or limestone for decoration should bring the hardness up.

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Coral sand works wonders. It should buffer the water to a good 8 - 8.2 PH and raise the hardness up somewhat.

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