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Alter Water, or Alter Stocking?
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ZacAdam
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PostPosted: 2013.06.08(Sat)8:26    Post subject: Alter Water, or Alter Stocking? Reply with quote

I have a (fairly significant) change of household coming up in the near future, and the area I'm moving to has, generally, much harder and higher pH values across the board. I don't have specific numbers just yet, but from experience of having been in the area, I can tell you that the difference is palpable.

My question, then, is whether it is worth it to continue as I have been - both my tanks rely on quite soft, mildly acidic water as is typical of the water of my region. At the moment, I'm leaning toward a different stocking entirely, since my 55 already has a bit of a fight to maintain the low pH thanks to a poor choice in substrate (and once again proving that "aquarium safe" is a relative term - oy vey).

My question: Is it preferable to change the stocking entirely, or is continuously softening and acidifying water for water changes easier to do safely than it seems?
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PostPosted: 2013.06.11(Tue)13:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much easier to stock to the local water than be altering all cjhange water.
Also easier to harned than to soften.
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PostPosted: 2013.06.11(Tue)18:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I figured, I just wanted it confirmed. Thanks.
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