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Tannins in aquarium (help please)
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Yes - on closer inspection the 883 must refer to individual "supplies" (equivalent to Water Supply Zones, I guess), since Irish Water describes itself as a 'national utility'. Phew!

I nearly sent them an e-mail ... until I saw that a reply wouldn't be forthcoming for at least five days. I don't think I've got the stamina to pursue it over such an extended period!

Still waiting on tenterhooks for an indication of our OP's actual location. Something useful might fall out of Google, with a bit of luck.
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There's a 'Leinster Fish Keeping Society' website and they have a forum so I'm sure they'd have the information, probably through testing their own water if the Irish water company don't supply it!
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Hi guys, sorry I was gone for so long, I finally got some water testing stuff! It's only those little strips so I hope they're accurate. I tested the tap water and the GH was 8d and the KH was 20d. I also tested my community aquarium's water and the KH was 6 while the GH was the same as the tap water, why was the KH different? I also bought some JBL tormec activ peat pellets that were recommended to me by the guy working at the aquarium shop. Anyway, sorry again for taking so long to reply, I hope the results were helpful Smile thanks!
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The GH/KH segments of strip-tests tend to be relatively reliable (other segments perhaps less so ; and the normal omission of an 'ammonia' segment is particularly irritating!), IME.

The results for your tapwater look unusual : are you sure you got them the right way round?
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I think so but I'll double check
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(07-12-2018, 07:55 PM)Fishrgr8 Wrote: I think so but I'll double check
Yeah, the KH was definitely 20. I think I read the GH correctly  but the colour difference was a little harder to work out. The water here leaves a lot of lime scale if that makes a difference
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Yes - I can quite believe that (re the lime scale)! To have a KH so vastly 'outnumbering' the GH would be very unusual on this side of the Irish Sea : I wonder if the reservoir water is softish/mildly acidic and if they add buffer(s) to bring the pH to neutral before delivering it to taps. Of the water quality reports that I've seen, all seem suspiciously to report the pH as "7"!

OK then. Can you please go here , use the 'map' tab as I did (you can use the 'address' tab but the steps may not be the same - I don't know!), click on your location and then the 'search' button. 

On the summary page that should appear, click 'view detailed report'. On the next page choose a suitable 'begin' date (say, 1st September) and then whatever the default 'end' date is. The third box is supposed to 'drop down' with a list of possible parameters : it doesn't on my PC but it does on my tablet!  Anyway, the parameter you're looking for is 'Conductivity', either directly from a drop-down list or by inspecting the list of parameters that appears when you click on 'view results'...  ah! I can then successfully select conductivity from a drop-down list on that results page. How weird! 

Anyroad, what would be a typical conductivity result for your tapwater?
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