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Old 04-23-2008, 01:46 AM   #11
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Doing some research on my local water - according to the city of findlay treatment plant site, they said the average ph is pretty high 8.8-9.2. Does the use of the suggested filters eg: r/o unit help correct this or would this be a problem? I was reading on the chemistry and the aquarium if could cause PH 'tugging' tending to pull the water toward a higher PH. Or could this be easily corrected by a PH buffer after cycling... or am I just worrying too much about all this? LOL

could very well be, but I want to make sure I dothe right thing before getting started
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RO/DI unit that I have cost $100.00 brand new. I purchased it off of EBay. I can tell you it has made a tremendous difference for my water. If you only have a 30 gallon tank, it will take you a while before you need to change the filters. On average and depending how dirty your tap water is..you replace about once a year.

Also, if you have diatoms real bad they will go away in a week or so. I would also make sure you have a good cleanup crew. I have several snails and dwarf hermit crabs in mine. They take care of any access food, waste, and algae in your tank.
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Catmel,

Test the pH of the water out of the tap and then again after letting it sit overnight. You will probably find a large difference.
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