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 bigpond.net.au>
To: <rainbowfish at pcug.org.au>
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.
> 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
> > >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.