changing hard water?
I'm thinking that I'm going to have to move to RO water, but I'd just like to confirm.
I currently use straight tap water in my tanks. I age it before introducing it to the tanks, and after aging the parameters reliably look like this:
My understanding is that isn't [i]super[\i] hard, but it's on the hard end of the scale. What I don't understand is why the water is so alkaline all the time. I understand that higher hardness means higher PH, but I didn't think I had enough hardness to drive the PH that high. Maybe my understanding of "hard" and "soft" is skewed. Isn't it possible to have hard water that's in the high 7's instead of the low 8's? If so, what's the best to buffer the ph down without winding up with rebound or fluctuating conditions?
**I'm also going to post in the shrimp forum about maybe trying to leverage the hard water to breed the amano....**