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Old 04-16-2011, 01:05 AM   #1
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good tap water?

is my tap water good it has 6 6.5 ph 0 nitrite 0-20 nitrate
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Totally depends on what type of fish you're going for. For most fish, 6-6.5 pH is going to be pretty low... Also, for that high of nitrates, you're going to have to do PWC's a lot once your tank is cycled...

Edit: Hold it, did you say 0-20 nitrate? Can you get any more specific?
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Sounds fine to me. You will need to get an ammonia test when you start cycling the tank.
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Totally depends on what type of fish you're going for. For most fish, 6-6.5 pH is going to be pretty low... Also, for that high of nitrates, you're going to have to do PWC's a lot once your tank is cycled...

Edit: Hold it, did you say 0-20 nitrate? Can you get any more specific?
it's the strips all i have atm its really light allmost white id say prob bewteen 0 and 10
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Sounds fine to me. You will need to get an ammonia test when you start cycling the tank.
i plan on gettin the api sw master while cyclinh im useing tap watet to cycle then when its over doin 90% pwc with rodi water
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I also have 10 nitrates in my tap water. Part of the reason I got the ro/di unit
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It will be fine wolf. The pH isn't going to matter until you mix up your saltwater.
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Ahhh, well as I'm sure many people will tell you, test strips are "notoriously incorrect." Haha. =D So you may want to invest in an API liquid freshwater test kit!

Edit: Or saltwater. Sorry!
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If you are going to use RODI, the tests really don't matter at all then.
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Ahhh, well as I'm sure many people will tell you, test strips are "notoriously incorrect." Haha. =D So you may want to invest in an API liquid freshwater test kit!

Edit: Or saltwater. Sorry!
lol i plan on it probably gnna buy online its 19 online comparrd to 33 in my lfs but carey was so kind as to put them in my care package and i figured lets give it a shot riight? lol ik trites trates tap water= bad for sw thats why after cycle im gna 90% with rodi but is it bad for my fw 15g?
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