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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1126
Soft, alkaline water -- peat would seem to be ideal in such a situation.
Your angels will love it!
If you object to the yellowish tint of the water, use activated carbon
to remove it. But, actually, the little bit of color adds charm -- and
makes it closer to nature -- the SA black water.
> Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 18:11:53 -0500
> From: David Papas <dpapas at io_com>
> Subject: water conditioning
> 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.
> - -Dave Papas
> in sunny Austin, TX.