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Re: water conditioning

>Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 18:11:53 -0500
>From: David Papas <dpapas at io_com>

>The tap water coming into my house is ringing in at a pH of 10 or a
>little under and a KH that varies between 3 and 4.  What do you think
>would be the best way of going about  conditioning this water for the
>purpose of getting a planted tank with some Angel fish going?
>(Preferably 6.5- 7.0 pH, little change in KH if at all possible, yes?)
>I'm working on getting a CO2 rig together, but won't have it complete
>for some time. I have had some recommendations on the Seachem Acid
>Buffer, but I'm concerned about the low KH being a liability there.

mix it with lower pH water:
Does it rain down there? How's the rainwater test? Many people worry that
rainwater will be too polluted but I've read of others that go ahead and use
it without problem (for brewing wine and beer too).
Or you could buy distilled water.
Or you could distill your own or use RO.

Or maybe you can get a quicky CO2 together just to test it's effect on some
of your tap water.