Originally Posted by siester53
I need advice on water changes been advised by my lfs
not to do them as my local water is hard and poor quality but I'm using 3 filters have lots of plant life and both fish and water are looking very healthy. Should I ignore lfs
or listen to their advice?
Ok, that is odd advice. Lfs
employees vary, some will say anything and some love fish and know their stuff-- they can be valuable helpers but are few and far between.
What I would take from the advice you were given is: how can I test my tap water quality and verify how toxic or safe it is? How can I best monitor the daily fluctuations in the water my fish are living in?
In my experience the API freshwater drip testing kit is the very best for testing for :PH, Nitrites, nitrates and especially ammonia.
I also have a test kit by API for GH
which I was advised to use because I am on a well system and m water can be affected by the weather locally.