09-03-2013, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by TheCaper
Good morning everyone,
Been gone for some time due to a big move.
My 46 Gallon Bow Front aquarium that is shown in my first few posts in this forum is torn down due to a move across the country. :(
We are moved into our new home finally and it is on a well. I tested the PH yesterday and it was 6.0. I then put some water out of the same tap into a cup and let sit for aprox. 18 hours and took another reading which was still 6.0.
Is it safe to say that it would be stable at 6?
My intent for this setup is live plants and low PH inhabitants. Will live plants do ok in a low PH like 6.0?
Yes,,I would say the pH is stable. If the water does not pass through a softener before exiting the tap,,fish plant's should be fine.
Some of these domestic water softener's replace the mineral's (calcium,magnesium) that cause hard water stains, and replace them with salt's that over the long haul ,,maybe aren't all that good for the fishes.
Last edited by 1077; 09-03-2013 at 11:45 AM..