Re: Disgusted, Appauled, Annoyed and Frustrated
My grandad lives just up the road and United Utilities lists his water as slightly hard 9.5 degrees Clarke and low in nitrates. That should give you a lot of options, I would look at the classic nano species like micro-rasboras
or maybe a betta
You are better going tropical to give you some choice and knock a little off the recommended minimum tank sizes as the biorb gives less usable swimming space than an ordinary cube or rectangular design.
Watch them really closely, as soon as they get big enough they start trying to form territories and it gets very nasty. I have three in my community tank and the two females are troublesome little devils!
On such a small tank the RO isnt too much of a faff. I only get fresh RO once a month and its ?2.50 per time so really not a big deal. PH can also be lowered with Indian almond leaves and the like once the hardness is down to a decent level. Yay for cheap easy solutions :)