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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
--- revance at indiana_edu wrote:
> Quoting "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>:
> > Well it seems there are examples and counterexamples --
> > it seems that it can't be the case that pH changes
> > 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. . .
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