08-28-2012, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by indicat
I am putting the parameters in the kids hands, we are going to keep the pH around 7 (6.8-7.2), KH low 4-8, GH 5-10...trying to set it up for a community type tank...but if there are some good suggestions otherwise we could adjust these.
I might come back on Friday (we are setting it up tomorrow) and post what my levels look like...it has been set up in another teachers room, with no filter for a while, I'm going to keep half of the water and rehome it to my room and add a filter. Will add conditioned tap water to the rest, would 2 days be enough time to get a baseline on my levels after just starting filtration? or wait longer.
You might think about stocking with local creatures and tie them to an environment that the students experience every day. Jones Fish Hatchery in Newtown, OH stocks lakes and sells individual fish and other creatures. Just a thought...