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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012, 05:39 PM
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My tap (well) is high Co2 / low O2. I don't have the room to age water, but I aerate it heavily on filling by partially closing the fill end of my water changer (makes it frothy), adding above the water line and running a large bubble wand during filling.

Ps: Diana - off-topic - you turned me onto Seachem Equalibrium on another thread - been working great, thanks!
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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012, 06:20 PM
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My tap water is 7.6 with very high kh and gh, I have kept a few species of fish and plants fine. My lfs keep almost everything in tap water. A few people on this forum were astonished that anything stays alive in my tanks lol maybe post what you are planning on keeping if you haven't already.

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post #33 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-14-2012, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the information. I'll mix up some aged tap with grocery store water and some regular tap with grocery store water and see how my results change.

As I wrote in an earlier post, I'm a bit wary of various methods used to modify pH/GH/KH because I'd be worried about swings or crashes. I'd much rather just have a fairly consistent set of parameters, preferably ones generally amenable to a larger variety of fauna.
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