Well I gotta admit I just don't know how much water my gravel displaced, but I have about 50 lbs of pea gravel in my 29 gallon. So I have been unsure as to the actual volume of my water. Does anyone know what this might be, or a rough guess?
So I am going to be using a python like device to do my water changes now. Before I could just dump the water into a 5 gallon bucket and now approximately how much water I was taking out. With the python I cannot do this. Is there a way to do calculate how many inches from the top would get me a certain amount of gallons taken out of my tank. The other thought I had was to do a water change the old way with buckets and then at the end mark on the tank how low the water is from the amount I have taken out.
Also with the advent of pressurized for my tank, the ph is now at around 7.0, my tap is at 7.5 will a 50% water change with the tap raise the ph too high for the fish to handle?
Thanks in advance for all help!
29 Gallon Standard Moderate Light Planted tank
Lighting: 2x27 Watt 6500k P.C. Lights of America Outdoor Fixtures. 2x 20 Watt N.O. Flor. w/ Sylvania Gro Bulbs (9350k I think). Both are retrofited into a diy 12" tall canopy, with a 4" Diameter Clip on fan facing the opening in the back to circulate the excessive heat from the lighting.
Filtration: Tetra Tech 150 (modified to make very little disturbance.
Aquarium Systems Mini-jet for more circulation.