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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-12-2005, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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San Diego Water

Can anybody tell me the water parameters of San Diego? Iv'e asked the LFS of San Diego and they all say its extremly hard.

THe reason I ask is because I am using R/O water and am having a problem with the KH of my tank (a little low about 2.5). Im also very low on nitrates.

I am guessing the solution would be to cut the R/O water with some tap? Then treat with prime.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-14-2005, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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If anybody is wondering heres what I got from my test kit.

PH 8.0
Kh 6
Gh ?
Ammonia ?
Nitrite ?
Nitrate ~5.0
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A quick little but of googling turned up:

http://www.sandiego.gov/water/qualit...x.shtml#report

Not a whole lot of info there (except that total hardness is 12 grains - whatever that converts to), buut it does give some phone numbers to call.
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