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Old 01-10-2016, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default Soil or sand substrate for Apisto and other dwarf cichlids need advise ASAP

Gonna setup a apisto and other dwarf cichlid but i am Not sure if I should get black sand or soil for substrate. I gonna keep them in tap water. Ph 7.8 kh 6 gh 6.
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I used Ada mixed with sand for apistos.

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Did you keep them in tap water?
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Did you do anything to lower the ph and the hardness?
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Yes I used Ada Amazonia and Africana mixed with pool filter sand. And also lots of wood and almond leaves.

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Just bought a 50 lbs bag of black sand from a member here. I got a plan in mind. If I put some ada soil with a filter bag in my canister filter do you guys think that will work for lower ph and hardness?
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