Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:58 AM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:11 AM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:36 PM
Another good thing about captive bred is they are usually on pellets and frozen as opposed to the live.Makes life easier lol.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:47 PM
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:04 AM
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:56 PM
I've never kept macs before (but I do have 6 coming pretty soon) and understand they aren't technically considered a blackwater (soft & acidic) species, but they do come from waters that were tested pretty close to blackwater specs. However, the same can be said of albimarginata, and I keep and breed them in water that is ph 7.6 and ppm 160, which is not as soft or acidic as their home waters.
I do the same as Brian and place peat in a bag and toss is right in the tank. IAL or oak leaves are also handy to leech tannins into the water.
Since you don't have an RO system, you might consider buying a small trashcan (Brute has a nice lill 10 & 20 gallon can)and fill it with RO water, reconstitute it with Kent RO Right, and toss is a large filter media bag (or nylon stocking) full of peat. When you do your water changes the water will be the same parameters. This is how I pretreat my water for blackwater species and my reservoir stays at ph 5.9 - 6.1.
Edited by Namor, 01 March 2012 - 02:09 PM.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:06 PM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:10 PM
If your interested I may have some plant I can send ya for shipping cost in a week.I may have a plantlet of a barclaya longefolia which is a type of lily.It has awesome long leaves the macs just adore hiding in.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:07 PM
Edited by coder, 04 March 2012 - 10:21 PM.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:25 AM
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