10-10-2009, 07:51 PM
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I did another water change today. Ammonia is zero and nitrates are down to 30. I'm gonna keep doing daily water changes and see if i can get them even lower. My tap water Has really high pH, alkalinity, and hardness. pH is about 8.0-8.2 out of the tap. Is there anything i can add to my tap water to soften it and maybe help lower th pH a bit? I read that peat works but it's risky and makes the water dirty. What do you suggest.
Today i pulled out my decorations in which my eel usually hides. I could not find him anywhere! he wasn't in the log or the driftwood and he wasn't flopping on the floor. For some reason i decided to look in the filter and sure enough there he was! Good thing i just cleaned it out thouroughly the other day. I scared him pretty good when i opened up the filter and put my flashlight on it! The water line is just below the spillway so he must have jumped in there. WEIRD!