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  1. SRP3006

    Water change processes

    Two siphons, one attached to a eheim strainer and out to the garden (into a water butt in the warmer months) the other pipe connected to a spray bar pointing up the front glass leading to a pump in a bucket, in the sink. Empty out the tank roughly 70-80% whilst cleaning glass, lily pipes, crud...
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    Strange pH Reading

    Is there any reason tap water wouldn't work? Might help minimise the swing.
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    Strange pH Reading

    I'm not an expert in soils or water chemistry so please don't take my advice as gospel [emoji106] If it is under the sand cap then water will still be circulating through it so although I'm not sure I don't think that would make any difference. Maybe slowly changing to tap water could minimise...
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    Strange pH Reading

    As you are using compost/topsoil it could have added lime. Lots of compost does hence the need to buy ericaceous compost for plants that need acidic compost. I checked the link but its doesn't say what's in the compost other than spaghum moss, so the soil could be buffering the pH up, and if I...