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RE: [APD] pH shock -- or you have to allow for a few surprises

Well, if you have no idea what's going on, then best not to
do anything. Otoh, never doing a water change is the most
gradual cahnge of all but it's often deadly unless yo have
a really well balanced tank. Dong changes nmre often
instead of less can actually lead to more stable water
conditions. Tom Barr taught me that -- and he was rather
patient about it too -- needed to be ;-).

Some things can make you paranoid and leave you enjoying
the hobby a lot less than need be. 

pH shock seems to be a myth, at least so far. For any given
case it might ot might not be a useful and accurate ersatz
measure of what's really important. 

Re ammonia, your plants ought to suck up any ammonium that
turns to ammonia, what little the bacteria doesn't get (or
vice versa).

Scott H.
--- revance at indiana_edu wrote:
> Quoting "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>:
> > Well it seems there are examples and counterexamples --
> so
> > it seems that it can't be the case that pH changes
> alone
> > are critical.
> > 
> > Scott H.
> I think the bottom line is... most water parameters in
> your tank are somehow 
> effected by each other.  It is usually a good idea to
> avoid making any drastic 
> changes to ANY of the water parameters. . . 

S. Hieber
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