Re: [RML] Re: Filtering tap water (was unhappy xmas)

Phil (peekay at
Thu, 28 Dec 2000 06:21:06 +1100

I live in Canberra, where pH out of the tap is often well into the 9's. I
usually use Seachems Acid Buffer and have found it cheaper to use in the
long run than sodium biphosphate as it is much more powerfull and has the
added advantage of being phosphate free.

Canberra water is very strange, it has almost zero general hardness, zero
carbonate hardness and very high pH. It is good though, very easy to
manipulate for any species.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Murray Lalor" <m.lalor at>
To: <rainbowfish at>
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2000 5:37
Subject: Re: [RML] Re: Filtering tap water (was unhappy xmas)

> Thanks for that. I'll have to come up with a plan to get the PH down.
> Murray.
> Adrian Tappin wrote:
> > At 12:25 28/12/00 +1000, Murray Lalor wrote:
> > >Hi Adrian,
> > >
> > >What PH does your water come out to after it's treated. I believe you
are in
> > >Brisbane too ?
> > >
> > >Mine is like 8.3.
> >
> > Usually around 7.5-7.8. Our water is pumped into a water tower before
> > gravity feed into the surrounding area and generally has a lower level
> > free chlorine because of the storage time in the water tower (I
> > However, the BCC is replacing a lot of mains pressure pipes around
> > at the moment and I think they are supplementing the free chlorine
> > in the system.
> >
> > Adrian.