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Old 07-25-2005, 07:48 PM   #1
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general hardness at 300

Took same water to the lps to get tested while I was out, and the general hardness was measured at 300. Is that a problem for my fish? They seem like they are doing well to me. What is a good hardness value to shoot for? This may explain the calcium buildup I get on my hood. Also, why should I do to lower the hardness if needed?
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300ppm is about 17.5gKH.. it is somewhat hard.. it should be good for your livebears though, wich you have mostly.
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Good. what about the plants? Water wisteria, anarchis, java fern, amazon sword, hornwart I think...
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Check the water hardness level of your plants (what they can tollerate) at this site...
http://192.38.244.204/go.asp?show=products
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mine is between 150-300 and my plants and fish do fine
Not a real concern unless you have wild caught soft water fish or are breeding discus, things like that.
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