Okay - I put in a quite a bit of conditioner in last night and hardness is down this morning. Sorry if I am silly.
You shouldn't change anything. You can't fight the water it always wins. When you start to play God a little too much you'll run into problems!Hi:
I started a new tank. Put in those capfuls of bacteria for several days, planted plants and bulbs, bla bla bla.
Anyway, I added two tiny tetras yesterday which are still alive. I checked my stats. My nitrite and nitrate are at 0, pH is at exactly 7, kH is 40 ppm. However, the gH is 180 ppm.
That seems to be really hard. I am completely new to this never having owned a tank in my life. I read what I can.
Is the water too hard for the wee little tetras? Do I need to buy some sort of softener or something or leave them be. This is the second day of having the fish.
Hi Rich :tongue:I see from the posts that you are likely to be in an area that I know fairly well. As you are new, you may hear lots of really scary things to watch out and avoid. I advise being somewhat slow to react to much of the scary things you will hear about. There have been lots of folks raising lots of fish that have never had the scary things happen. Read and investigate before panic!
Lead, iron, dioxin and pollution in the river? Yes, but keep in mind that the earth is a pretty polluted place so if the place where you are collecting fish and plants has fish and plants, it might be safe? Don't be too quick to take the scare stories too much to heart.
Castlewood park is one of my favorite places.