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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-23-2004, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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Please evaluate my Tap Water

My tap water, after 24 hours of sitting is:

pH - 7.2
NH3/NH4 - 0ppm
NO3 - 5.0 ppm
PO4 (A. P. test) - 3.0 ppm
PO4 (Hagen test) - 1.0 ppm
GH - 100
KH - 50

Is my tap water good enough to treat with Prime and add during my water changes?

My concern is the phosphate, can I lower the PO4 chemically before adding it to the tank during a water change?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-23-2004, 03:45 AM
 
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my tap water had 3ppm p04. it gave me issues. you may be able to get by with it, but the again my tap water is all funky
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whowzers ....the GH and KH ....at first i was like ...not used to seeing it in ppm ..lol

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