Keeping plants and fish in hard water

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by tommyleestaples, 8 Jan 2010.

  1. tommyleestaples

    tommyleestaples Member

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    I live in London and I want to set up a planted tank. I really just want the plants to look healthy rather than fast growth. My tap water straight from the tap has a PH of 7.2 but once the Co2 has dissolved it raises to 8.2. My water is hard 200-300 ppm aswell.

    Will plants be healthy and grow a little in my hard water? Is their anyway of reducing it I have heard adding peat to the filter can help.
     
  2. a1Matt

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  3. tommyleestaples

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    Very helpful a1Matt Not!
     
  4. Iliveinazoo

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    What a1matt is trying to say is that there is a post that discusses this very topic 1 place above yours.

    Most plants will be perfectly fine i have some species growing well in hard brackish water. CO2 should reduce your PH not increase it?
     
  5. a1Matt

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    That is exactly what I was thinking :thumbup:
     

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