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Tap water for my tank has 8.4 pH can I have cherry shrimp?


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On 12/26/2022 at 8:00 PM, Rube_Goldfish said:

I never know how much water I have to run with the bypass open before I'm not getting softened water anymore).

On most softeners when you open the bypass you are instantly putting unsoftened water into the downstream pipes.  So unless you are a really long ways away from your softener and/or have massive pipes running the water for 30-60 seconds will give you normal unsoftened water. 

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On 12/27/2022 at 10:56 PM, jwcarlson said:

Darn... Is there copper that high right out of your tap? 

That's just the copper reading I got from the tank water.

On 12/27/2022 at 11:47 PM, Cinnebuns said:

Woah!  Good catch. Any ideas where that's coming from?

We have copper water pipes got an old house.

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On 12/28/2022 at 5:50 AM, jwcarlson said:

Test straight from the tap after running water for a bit too, eliminate something in the tank causing it. 

Sorry took awhile to respond I tested the water straight from the tap after running it a bit and it looks like its still reading about .25ppm. So I'm going to hold off on shrimp for now I was told by the employee at my local fish store that I could keep fish though is that true wouldn't the copper also effect them eventually? 

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