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Old 11/10/2017, 09:27 PM   #48
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I specialize in African cichlids. The African Rift lakes are high in dissolved solids, hard and alkaline, and many folks add various salts to African cichlid aquaria. I always collected RO runoff in 55 gallon drums and used that for rift lake cichlids. I did not dechlorinate it, just used it straight. As an aside - many years ago I converted Hemichromis bimaculatus (Jewel cichlids, which are NOT rift cichlids) to full-on salt water. Freaked out the local LFS. Gave them to the LFS and they used them to cycle marine tanks.

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