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12-01-2002, 12:15 PM
okay here may be a simple question but seems to difficult for me.
I have a commercial water purification system on my house, in which leaves me one outlet for hard water.Trying to figure out what water to initially put in tank on setup to treat. From Tap PH- 7.0, Amm- 0, Nitrate- 0, KH- 143.2, GH- 107.4. Now from hard water PH - 8.4, amm- 0, nitrate-.25, kh- 214.8, gh- 250.6. I understand that cichlids need higher ph and so forth, but would it be easier for me to raise or lower these levels to get the ideal water conditions
Thanks for the input.

12-01-2002, 03:12 PM
The 8.4 pH water would be good for Rift Lakes (Malawi and Tanganyika) and Victorians. I find it best to mess with the water as little as possible. Consistant conditions are what I aim for and the easiest route would be to not change the pH at all by using the 8.4 pH supply.

12-01-2002, 03:27 PM
okay, thanks for the advice,