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Old 06-15-2012, 05:00 PM   #421
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Hi, I'm from Stirlingshire, Scotland.
Just found this part of the site.
Does anyone have problems with tap water in the UK? The water here in Stirling is very soft.
I'm new to this and not sure what to do.
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:37 AM   #422
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Hi, I'm from Stirlingshire, Scotland.
Just found this part of the site.
Does anyone have problems with tap water in the UK? The water here in Stirling is very soft.
I'm new to this and not sure what to do.
I have the opposite. the tap water in the south is very hard. my fish shop uses tap water though, so any fish I buy from them are already used to it
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:33 AM   #423
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I'm from north Wales.

We have fairly soft water with an EC0.2 pH7.4 the trouble we have generally though is that there are 2ppm of Phosphates in the tap water which doesn't help when trying to fight algae.

I constantly have a small bag of SERA PHOSVEC in my external filter which helps control the phosphates at 0.5ppm. One box of phosvec at 12 lasts a few months.


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Old 06-16-2012, 05:00 PM   #424
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I'm from north Wales.

We have fairly soft water with an EC0.2 pH7.4 the trouble we have generally though is that there are 2ppm of Phosphates in the tap water which doesn't help when trying to fight algae.

I constantly have a small bag of SERA PHOSVEC in my external filter which helps control the phosphates at 0.5ppm. One box of phosvec at 12 lasts a few months.


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What do you do to combat the soft water? My pH is also 7.4, but I have no idea about phosphates. How do you know what level there is and what should it be?
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:14 PM   #425
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What do you do to combat the soft water? My pH is also 7.4, but I have no idea about phosphates. How do you know what level there is and what should it be?
I know what it is because I test for it using API phosphate testing kit.

I use SERA PHOSVEC in my Fluval 206 canister which removes phosphates and keeps my phosphates around 0.2-0.5ppm when I see them rising I know it's time to change out my phosvec bag.


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High phosphates can contribute to algae problems.


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Old 06-16-2012, 05:17 PM   #427
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Oh, Okay, thanks
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:47 PM   #428
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Hi all no one been on here for a while? I didn't know there were so many people from the uk using this app, I'm from warsash situated bang inbetween SOUTHAMPTON and PORTSMOUTH. A lot of people on here seem to be tropical or marine, I'm in to my koi any fellow carpers????
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:03 PM   #429
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Hey Dan I have a marine tank by my dad has 16 x 8 x 8 ft pond with koi easily over 20lb and eerily both chgo carp fishing well not as much me anymore lol
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Hi Aaron

That's a brilliant sized pond!! What varieties does he have? I love my carp fishing although I've it been for some time, I used to be the manager of a large day ticket/syndicate water in Southampton so that's where my love of koi/carp comes from
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