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Table Of Contents

Chapter 1: The Nature of Water

Structure - What makes water a liquid? ............................ 1

Solubility - What dissolves & why? .................................. 3

Heat Capacity - Use of aquarium heaters. ........................ 6

Municipal Water

Chlorine / Chloramine Removal. ............................. 8

Natural Water

Use of well water. .................................................... 12

Water & The Natural Environment. ................................ 14

Chapter At-A-Glance. ........................................................ 17

Chapter 2: pH - The Chemical pHacts

The First pHact. .................................................................. 19

So What Is pH? ................................................................... 20

What Affects pH? .............................................................. 22

Signs & Symptoms Of pH Problems. .............................. 23

Testing pH. .......................................................................... 26

Correcting pH Mayhem. .................................................... 28

Chapter At-A-Glance. ........................................................ 37

Chapter 3: Water Hardness

Lessening The Confusion. ................................................ 41

What Makes Water Hard? ................................................ 42

The Water Hardness Vocabulary. .................................... 44

The "Big Picture" of Water Hardness. ............................ 46

Signs & Symptoms Of Hardness Problems. ................... 47

Testing Water Hardness. ................................................... 49

"Softening" Hard Water. ................................................... 51

Chapter At-A-Glance. ........................................................ 54

 

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