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Home Forums Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes Thats Better…….

This topic contains 12 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Adam 10 years, 2 months ago.

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    Richard
    Participant

    Following a recent downpour, I am pleased to announce the following results from my newly filled water butt……..

    pH – 6.4
    Nitrate – 5
    Nitrite – 0
    Ammonia – 0

    Yippee….

    #304935

    Sofia
    Member

    That is indeed better

    #304940

    keith565
    Participant

    QUOTE(Richard @ Apr 11 2008, 07:46 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Following a recent downpour, I am pleased to announce the following results from my newly filled water butt……..

    pH – 6.4
    Nitrate – 0
    Nitrite – 5
    Ammonia – 0
    Yippee….

    #304943

    Richard
    Participant

    QUOTE(keith565 @ Apr 12 2008, 10:22 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    that is better, but still i wonder why there is a nitrite reading.

    There isn’t for nitrite read nitrate ……..

    #304951

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Decent set of results. Are you going to use this water Richard?

    #304955

    Richard
    Participant

    QUOTE(Matt @ Apr 12 2008, 12:45 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Decent set of results. Are you going to use this water Richard?

    I thought I would introduce it gradually – doing a 15% change weekly at the moment, this way any changes to my present water parameters will be over a longish period…….. What do you reckon??

    #304964

    keith565
    Participant

    lol, good readings m8. i would probably do as you suggested and add it slowly. only problem is if your tap water is like mine and has lots of buffer in it. might take a while to bring the tank readings down, but better safe than in a hurry,lol.

    #304991

    Matt
    Keymaster

    How’s it going Richard?

    #305007

    Richard
    Participant

    QUOTE(Matt @ Apr 17 2008, 12:54 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    How’s it going Richard?

    Did a check yesterday, pH was 6.4 Nitrate, Nitrite & Ammonia was all 0, going to use some when I do my water change tomorrow, should be ok, only doing 20%, do you think I should add conditioner?

    #305011

    keith565
    Participant

    personally i don’t think you should need it, but would do no harm if u did.

    #305012

    Richard
    Participant

    QUOTE(keith565 @ Apr 20 2008, 08:48 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    personally i don’t think you should need it, but would do no harm if u did.

    Think I may to start with, until I am confident, everything is not going to drop dead……

    #305017

    keith565
    Participant

    QUOTE(Richard @ Apr 20 2008, 09:19 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Think I may to start with, until I am confident, everything is not going to drop dead……


    lol, well i use it with all my soft water species inc wild bettas and they are all doing fine without any additions to the water.

    #305022

    Adam
    Participant

    QUOTE(Richard @ Apr 20 2008, 09:19 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Think I may to start with, until I am confident, everything is not going to drop dead……

    Certainly wouldn’t hurt, you probably don’t need a conditioner (though some types are helpful at neutralising heavy metals). Traces of which in theory could be introduced – Personally I think you would have to do a lot of water changes over a long period before any accumulation occurred.

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