When I first got my daughter a fish tank when we were in London I
couldn't understand why I couldn't get the nitrate level down below
about 70ppm. Then I tested the tap water and found it to be about 50ppm
so using it for partial water changes wasn't much help.
Fortunately I had access to distilled at work. I used fill a couple of
5l mineral water containers up and use those. We had lots of containers
to spare as we kept one in the fridge for drinking water.
Up here the water is soft, slighly acid and pretty well no nitrates, it
also tastes a lot better so we save money on the mineral water. IIRC we
used to buy Highland Spring, their bottling plant is just the other side
School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Scotland
Oops. :) Sorry, the problem with speaking more than one Latin language is
that you muddle words! :) I realised in Sitges the other week that I was
freely and joyously mixing Catalan, Spanish and French. Not that they care,
I don't mind if it's left as a single uk.d-i-y newsgroup. My point is
that if, at some time in the future, the newsgroup is split, and
possibly put under its `proper' uk.rec place, that the hyphens be
dropped at the same time.
Dropping the hyphens alone isn't enough reason to do anything.
And, despite what someone said about it not being hard to find with
Google, if I use a newsreader to search through all the newsgroups my
newsservers know about for `diy' this one doesn't show up. And that's
Ralph Corderoy. http://inputplus.co.uk/ralph/ http://troff.org /
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