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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-28-2017, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Damien,

Sounds like you have a number of tanks too then :-) Why as fish keepers are we not happy with just one?

Anyway, what substrate do you use in the Fluval as this is a complete minefield for me.. I bet you have better tap water than the pure chalk we have here in the UK?

I've managed to soften the water for my freshwater tank by mixing a 50/50 & 70/30 mix with tap water, but am wondering about the PH buffering with the substrate as believe it does exhaust it after a while? I have a normal PH of 7.5 but the substrate lowers it to around 6.4ish, could be wrong..

Nice to see you over here tho too :-0

Thanks,
Chris
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