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post #11 of 16 Old 03-26-2012, 12:08 PM
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So I'm not sure I understand all of this yet, but it's getting there :-p But so long as the water isn't hurting the fish, I don't think I'll do anything to change it. That said, and as weird as it probably sounds, I would like to figure this out in case there's ever a point that the parameters do need adjustment. How do you test for GH and KH - do I have to contact the city for a water report?
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The GH and KH of your tap water will not change (or very. very minimally) in the aquarium unless there is something specifically affecting it. As for instance, calcareous gravel or rock that will harden the water. But aside from this, it will stay much the same. So knowing the tap water GH and KH is all you need at present. And this you should be able to ascertain from the water supply folks, they may have a website with water data. If you find it and can't fathom it, post the link and we can take a look. Sometimes these reports can be difficult to sort out.

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post #12 of 16 Old 03-26-2012, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
So, here's the most recent water report I could find on the city website. It's from 2010 and claims to be the most current info (whether or not this is true or not I'm not sure - they don't provide a "last updated " date). And no suprise here, it's all Greek to me.
http://city.waverlyia.com/docs/Water...20-%202010.pdf

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So, here's the most recent water report I could find on the city website. It's from 2010 and claims to be the most current info (whether or not this is true or not I'm not sure - they don't provide a "last updated " date). And no suprise here, it's all Greek to me.
http://city.waverlyia.com/docs/Water...20-%202010.pdf
That link is not working, and the choices net assistant give don't work either.

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post #14 of 16 Old 03-26-2012, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
Well poo. Sorry about that... Let's try this one:
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Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "2010 Water Quality Data"

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Well poo. Sorry about that... Let's try this one:
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Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "2010 Water Quality Data"
Not helpful for what we want. They list contaminants, which is obviously important to those drinking the water. But they don't mention hardness because at whatever level this is not a contaminant.

They may be able to tell you directly. Alternatively, your fish store might test the hardness; if you do this, make sure you ask them for the numbers for the GH and KH. Meaningless terms like "it's fine" or "normal" or "hard" are just that, meaningless.

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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]
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post #16 of 16 Old 03-26-2012, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
Darn, I was afraid of that. Sorry about the wild goose chase! I'll try to contact the city water people and, just in case I don't hear back from them, I'll take a decent sized sample to my LFS when I go home this weekend - I'd trust them on readings more than most of the people at the PetSmart closest to my school.

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