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Originally Posted by Byron View Post
Originally Posted by wall Tank View Post
This is only a guess, but if they are increasing the pH it would seem to suggest that the water may be soft rather than hard. My water is like that, near-zero hardness so they add some ash or something to increase the pH to 7 or 7.2 because acidic pH tends to corrode pipes, water tanks, appliances, etc. Of xcourse, I suppose they mioght add something to lower the pH, but this seems highly unlikely.
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]
Last edited by Byron; 06-29-2011 at 02:06 PM.