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Originally Posted by Macrocosm View Post
If you have fish in the tank, go slow, less volume over more changes to get to this. Once you're there, weekly partial water changes of 40-50% of the tank can be done with water in about the same proportion. For a relatively small tank (46g) this will be easiest with a tub like one of those plastic garbage pails on wheels. You can mix the water and condition it, then add it to the tank. You'll soon work out the proportions.
The pH will likely lower in time on its own.
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]
Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]