Originally Posted by jlk
Can you please provide some more info so we see where your at? Exact numbers for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and ph for your tap water? Did you add any cycled media? Add anything beyond a good water conditioner? What are you using as an ammonia source and what ppm
did you dose to?
In respect to reducing the ph, the only way to accurately do this is to cut your tap with RO
water or use only RO
and reconstitute it. I do not have discus experience so I am afraid I can not advise on their exact requirements in respect to PH, GH
Those numbers are most likely close to what comes out of the tap, I don't have any cycled media, so I had to go with the bacteria in a bottle method, and see how it goes, I treated the water then added the BiB (Bacteria in a Bottle) and thats where I am.
I'll test the tap water tonight when I get home so I have a starting baseline.
I have a RO
system for the house but I haven't had time to hook anything up yet; this work stuff keeps getting in the way...
Ive been reading that the Discus don't really need the water that low in PH unless you plan on breading, I don't plan on breeding (got enough on my plate) so I might be ok on the PH.
Just need to get the cycle done first.