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Tap Water Vs Substrate Longevity

I am posting this question copied out of my tank journal over here:https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/1...high-tech.html

One of the concerns/questions i have at the moment is our tap water. Are there any experts who might be able to cast their eye over these screenshots from our water authority showing reported values of our tap water. I am wanting to prolong the buffering capability of the substrate for as long as possible.Do these values look manageable for a planted tank with Amazonia substrate and Sieryu stone hardscape?




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The pics didn't work.

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The pics didn't work.
Really? they are google photo/drive links. Can you see them on the original post in the journal thread?
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I see your aquarium pics in the URL linked, but none of the water report. In fact, your post on that thread from yesterday isn't showing pics either.

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In fact, your post on that thread from yesterday isn't showing pics either.
Dang, have updated links here and there now. Would be grateful to know if they are visible
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What the heck? The pics are working now!!

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Yep, that worked.

Water looks pretty good. Soft and alkaline with a low TDS. I'd be curious if pH wouldn't drop if left out overnight if your CO2 saturation is high, O2 sure is.

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I'd be curious if pH wouldn't drop if left out overnight if your CO2 saturation is high, O2 sure is.
I might do a degassed vs straight out of tap Ph test and see what i get.
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