I don’t know but I’m not amused by you saying who you’re talking too, I don’t care who I’m talking to, maybe you should research before passing your comments, I see you quickly got worried about your water.Viktor Jarikov wrote: ↑Wed May 20, 2020 3:15 pm Don't mean to jam it down your throat, so treat these as my thoughts caused by our exchange, not orders, God forbid...
IDK the situation with tap water in the UK but I cannot fathom it'd be so problematic requiring the RO! It must be potable water that people wash their face and shower with and rinse their mouths and eyes, some perhaps drink it too.
This is extreme and it would seem it is hampering your success with your hobby. Forgive me please but not beating around the bush and in the interest of saving those fish, I'd say your (perhaps too emotional and germaphobic, maybe irrational?) view of your tap water might be the greatest danger to your pets as this appears to be the root cause of the current and most future problems of theirs.
You are also adding an undue burden on yourself and your wallet with first filtering out the hardness and then adding it back. On the plus side, you will learn more, sure, as you have already started.
I'd most strongly recommend listening to Darrel aka dw1305, who is both hand-on, supervisory, and science-level professional sewer water treatment specialist... and may take your accusations personally hahaha... little did you know who you are talking to, haha...
That left me perplexed. In as few words as possible, what do you imply? EDIT: thank you, Bas! (see below) I mean do I need to worry about municipal waters in the USA?
These guys are born either in brackish or at the border of f/w-brackish and migrate into brackish and marine as they grow and mature. They have been shown to tolerate f/w when small but not when starting to grow. For the millions sold over the last decade, I have heard of three exceptions of 1'-2' ones grown in f/w but these are sad cases with illnesses and swift deaths.
Why not merely stick a bag of crushed coral in the filter and be done for a long time until it is consumed?dw1305 wrote: ↑Wed May 20, 2020 10:31 amBecause you are going to change a lot of water (certainly until the tank is cycled) I'd definitely use a DIY mix. You can find them for Tanganyikan Cichlids (Seachem sell one of these, but it is going to be an expensive option).You would be much better with a TDS (conductivity) meter, a refractometer or a hydrometer.
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc. ... e-46653684
As for the big deal over using reverse osmosis trying to say I’m not right if it’s so abnormal why do so many fish stores use it? Why are aquarium reverse osmosis units made? Huh? Why does the aquarium salt companies suggest using it? YouTube is full of videos of people using it, and plenty of products to re add hardness to water, clearly their is more of a benefit getting exactly the perimeters I want that are ideal for them using clean water without chemicals or the weird residue on top and funnily enough I don’t have algae in a day or a stinking aquarium after a few hours, I rather use clean water than whatever is pumped to try and clean recycled sewer water. So thanks for your comments but god forbid I listen.