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My water now is soft too. My anti-livebearer thing started when we had hard water, they were a bit too happy...
I haven't had babies from mine now in well over a year. Think like late 2019, early 2020? Was the last batch of baby platies I had.

Problems with them in soft water is theyre more prone to problems. My mollies particularly do end up fighting fungal infections quite often. Treat it, goes away, comes back a couple weeks later. It's a cycle and it's not fair to the fish. I won't want to keep more with my water as soft as it is.

If I had harder water, I'd be over the moon to keep a nice colony of something like goodeids or fancy wild endlers or swordtails.

Only livebearer I can really do is least killifish (not actually a killie). I'm juuust in the GH range for them at 125ppm
 

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Going through the dreaded diatom phase now. I've also added a powerhead for additional circulation since it's such a large tank.
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Cleaned off the front glass, still diatoms from heck.

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Neowise, his patterning is cool, been darkening since he's been in the big tank.
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Puff the ranchu searching for fallen food. He likes to dig lol
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Spotty, she doesn't sit still ever. Always spazzing out, even chases after the algae scraper when I use it. She's funny lol
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If that's your idea of diatoms from heck, you ain't seen nothin', lol.

Tank & fish look to be doing well. I always appreciate your tank updates
I didn't share the before photos of scraping the glass. Was bad enough I couldn't see through some spots at all haha... scraped off about 1/8th of an inch in some spots was nasty

Though I've had worse diatoms on my betta tank before, was so bad there it killed off plants.
 
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