Originally Posted by lilbabyvenus
No we don't have an outside faucet. The only one is right outside our landlords townhouse. They took the knob off and keep it wrapped up so no one can " waste water". It's a real pain. We aren't allowed to wash our cars here, we can't fill up our sons tiny wading pool, I have to secretly water my flowers from our indoor faucet. And because I have a washer I have to pay an extra $50 a month. They are very stingy about water here.
WoW sounds like they really are. When you do water changes you can use that water for your flowers. Many ppl do and I have heard its good for the plants as its usually got nutrients in it from the fish tank.
Soo as for you doing water changes ummm yeah sorry I really don't know where else to go here. One day you said the Gh was 150 = 8dgh but the PH was at 6.8? The next it was at 250 = 14dgh but the Ph was a 7.8? Right? That's a pretty big difference! You had mentioned getting water from the store were you talking about RO or Distilled water? Either will have a dgh of 0. Soo the only thing I can suggest here and its going to be a pain I know is to take some of your tap water and mix it with either store bought water to get the hardness you want. Half tap and half RO will cut your tap water hardness by half. So depending on where it is when you do a water change will depend on how much RO or distilled water to add. Hope that makes sense. I also hope some one who has more experience will step in and help out. Cause like I said I am kinda out a loss here and don't want to mislead ya.