I'm looking for input on water change procedures with the current tap water conditions in the Greater Vancouver area. Specifically, Richmond if possible, and for fish that are currently happy and healthy.
From what I've been reading it seems like people are still using a dechlorinator and something to up the buffering capacity? So this is what I've gleaned so far:
Dechlorinator: Seachem Prime
GH: Seachem Replenish (non planted tank) or Seachem Equilibrium (planted).
KH: Baking Soda or Seachem Alkaline Buffer
If anyone has input on if I'm missing something, alternative products, and best places to get the products, that would be a great help and I'd really appreciate it.
Why I'm asking: I've been away from the hobby for around 10 years but I'll be taking on a 40 gallon tank with some goldfish and possibly a black tetra. Obviously, I'll be asking their procedures but I'd like to be fully prepared.
The whole dialed in GH / KH thing is a bit new to me. Back in the day (yes, I'm getting old) I used crushed oyster shells, baking soda, and some aquarium salts but that was more for pH and because some of the fish "liked some salts". I'm looking forward to the more exacting water parameter measurements.