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Hi folks,

After moving into Glebe and gradually losing 6 fish (Betta x 1, Ember tetra x 1, Otto x 2, Pigmy cory x 2), finally got the API water test kit and did a proper water test.

The root cause was the tap water! Test results as below:

  • PH: 7.4-7.8
  • Ammonia: 0.25 ppm
  • Nitrite: 0 ppm
  • Nitrate: 0-5 ppm

Contrary, below is the test results of my aquarium water after a day of water change (higher water outlet setting to generate many tiny bubbles + 3 freshwater mussels in 35L aquarium. Current population is a total of 14 fish, all less than 1.5 inch + 20 plus RCS + 2 Ramshorn snails + 2 nerite snails + 5 Malaysian trumpet snails):

  • PH: 7.8-8.0
  • Ammonia: 0 ppm
  • Nitrite: 0 ppm
  • Nitrate: 5 ppm

I am wondering how is the tap water in other areas in Sydney?

Could you possibly share stats in your area?

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