Any chemists out there?
I have a cycled happy tank but I live in London uk and my water is alkaline and hard. I love shrimp and want them to be happy so have started to consider distilled water and tap water mix, obviously I know this needs to be done slowly but I am not sure how much I will ultimately need of each type of water...
Tap: kh 11, gh 13, ph 8.0
Distilled: kh 2, gh 2, ph 3.0
I guess I am ultimately looking for a gh/kh of 3-6 and a ph of 6-7.
So is there a formula/calculation or is it literally going to be trial and error?
Also if using a tap/distilled mix do I need to remineralise or not and if so with what?
Thanks in advance, sorry for so many questions!
30 l juwel vio, fluval 206 external filter, DIY co2, 50w heater.
Black sand, moomin and bog wood, granite rocks
Fauna: 14 cardinal tetras, 5 boesemani corydoras, 3 otocinculus, bee shrimp, 2 assassin snails (some pond snails for the assassins)
Flora: vallisinaria, have moss, flame moss, mini pellia, fissidens fontanus, Pygmy chain sword, dwarf hair grass, golden anubia, bonsai Anubias and some algae (!)